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VillaLola: Stunning Home Perched Above a Fjord Mirrors the Icelandic Landscape

VillaLola: Stunning Home Perched Above a Fjord Mirrors the Icelandic Landscape

ARKIS sought to accentuate the natural beauty of the region, which is flooded with light and color. The designers incorporated neutral color combinations that mirror the surrounding grasses and woods.

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Villa Lola is a Beautifully Modern Low-Impact Home in Iceland

Villa Lola is a Beautifully Modern Low-Impact Home in Iceland

Villa Lola is located outside of Akureyri, the largest town in northern Iceland, across from Eyjarfjodur Bay with unrestricted mountain views to the north and south. The client wanted a home that could be

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Glacier-Inspired Vatnajökull Visitor Center for Europe’s Largest National Park

Glacier-Inspired Vatnajökull Visitor Center for Europe’s Largest National Park

Image © Birgir Teitsson Founded in 2008, Vatnajökull National Park is Europe's largest national park and is famous for the Vatnajökull glacier. ARKÍS won a competition to design one of the park's

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Stunning Icelandic Institute is an Ice-Frosted Eco Citadel

Stunning Icelandic Institute is an Ice-Frosted Eco Citadel

The institute's volume is inspired by the bodies of insects as well as the nearby Mount Keilir, which is mirrored in the prominent form of the front of the building. Two fissures separate the building

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