Stunning Ion Hotel in Iceland by Minarc Architects

Award-winning and internationally recognized design studio Minarc Architects built the Ion Hotel located in Iceland, near Thingvellir national park. The concept of the architects was ‘to create a hotel experience as dramatic and otherworldly as the natural Icelandic surroundings, where the built and natural environments can coexist, integrate, even synergies’. [via ignant]

 

Gorgeous Residence in Iceland with Volcanic Stone Wall by PK Arkitektar

Iceland-based PK Arkitektar  designed this gorgeous and minimally white private residence in Reykjavik with slabs of red volcanic stone wall that hides the entrance to the house. Description by PK  Arktektar: This private residence is located in a compact suburban neighborhood and the plot slopes down from street level towards its southwest corner. The house was conceived to be viewed from the street as a singular solid mass and its [...]

 

Amazing Photos of an Artist Chasing Waves in Iceland

Self-taught photographer, artist and adventurer Chris Burkard  has come up with his recent project called ‘Goal Zero’ where he shares his escapades in the Icelandic terrain just south of the Arctic Circle. The artist together with his team boldly chased the waves around the island and captured the loveliness of Iceland particularly its surf spots, fog banks and waterfalls. [via designtaxi]

 

Relaxing Café in a Botanical Garden

Kollgáta Architecture designed this intimate relaxing café situated in the middle of a Botanical Garden in Akureyri, Iceland. This 177 square meter café was completed in 2012. Café in a Botanical Garden by Kollgáta Architecture The basis for our design was to create a cafe that would clearly be a testament to es we live in and at the same time keep with the atmosphere already created by these older buildings. Therefore we sought inspiration [...]

 

The Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland’s The Blue Lagoon is a must destination for travelers because of its unique natural wonder. It was named The Land of Fire and Ice because you are swimming in a geothermal spa with steamy waters while there is snow outside. The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases such as psoriasis. The water temperature [...]

 

Places + Photography: Icelandic Volcanoes

   Icelandic volcanoes amazing views and beautiful color contrast as captured by Marcel Musil.   [via dailyicon]