A mid 1960´s villa by architect Guðmundur Kr. Kristinsson needed renovation and repair. The original house was a prime example of late modern architecture in Reykjavik. The project encompassed exterior renovations and retrofitting executed with respect to the high quality typical of Guðmundur´s design.
Nanne Springer Photography
Nanne Springer is a freelance photographer with clients based mostly in Canada, Iceland and Germany.
Spanning three very different heritage brick and beam buildings, this technically complex renovation opened up previously closed-off workspaces and exposed the character of the original buildings buried underneath previous renovations.
This prefabricated wooden house is laid out so all family members are aware of each other, yet respecting everyone´s privacy. A large open space (almost 6 meters ceiling height) connects the living room, the kitchen, a workspace and the upper floor spaces.
New construction of a single family house for a family of seven. The new two level building is organized around a lightwell on the entry level. The bedrooms are located to the northeast side, whilst the family room and kitchen are at the southwest side enjoying a view of the inlet beyond.
The summer house stands on a ridge by a deep and rugged gulley, surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery; a panoramic view over a lake towards a distant mountain range in the north, a steep rock face beyond the gulley to the east, and diverse mountain ranges to the south and west.