About

klapparstigur 25-27
101 reykjavík    iceland

tel. +354 846 90 81

sap@saparkitektar.is

studio arnhildur pálmadóttir is a growing architecture office with a hard-working team, working at the intersection of creativity, technology and science.


The founder - architect Arnhildur Pálmadóttir has 20 years of extensive experience in architectural design as well as work experience from engineering firms in Iceland and Norway. At the studio the multilayered nature of each project is investigated and its context to other elements. Regardless of location each project will be affected and have effect in a multitude of ways – socially, environmentally and as part of the timeline. The studio becomes a professional expert for the client when taking on a project. Making sure that all its complex threads run in an efficient way and within the time frame required. Ultimately studio Arnhildur Pálmadóttir strive to be thought-provoking, original and have a positive impact on the world.


Experience and knowledge base


General architectural design and concept work in different scales – interior, exterior, landscape and planning.

Extended experience of project management in large projects, design management and coordination of all design phases.

Advanced experience in BIM software integration and design for small to large scale projects.About the sap BIM process

Experience in sustainable design and building methods, based on the BREAAM system.

Research and writing including reports for municipalities and the cultural heritage agency of Iceland (Minjastofnun) regarding old Icelandic houses and building traditions.

Teaching and development work related to design, technology and innovation as well as experimenting with microcomputers and programming.


Selected Writing


Mæna, 2019 (IS)
Húsakönnun Búðarvöllur, 2015 (IS)
Mæna, 2014 (IS)
Kjarninn, 2013 (IS)
Kjarninn, 2013 (IS)
Mæna, 2013 (IS)
Kjarninn, 2013 (IS)
Húsakönnun Miðhöfn, 2012 (IS)
Húsakönnun Búðará, 2012 (IS)
Ferðamannavegur Vaðlaheiði, 2009 (IS)

Affordable Housing project
Built/Ongoing

Client

Abakus ehf

Size

6000 m2

Year

Ongoing


New neighbourhoods that are specifically intended for small and affordable housing units need to have a strong concept or ideology to be attractive to wide variety of potential residents. Common areas need to be kind of energy strings that run through the neighbourhood. This project consists of 40 m2 units that are trapeze shaped which allows for bright and spacious living areas on one side and in the narrow part more private spaces like bedroom and bathroom. They trapeze shaped units can then be mounted in a variety of ways depending on the suitability of each plot and to create interesting shapes and silhouettes.  The units can be easily connected to make bigger apartments.  The first project will be located at a beautiful sea view plot in Elliðárvogur / Bryggjuhverfi and will break ground in 2019.  More information at the Abakus website