ARCHITECTS • LFA DIGITAL 2020
STUDIO GRANDA • REYKJAVIK
The venue of the portrait was H71a, a former shop adjacent to a timber house at Hverfisgata 71. In 2001 we converted the house into a studio, office and archive for a photographer friend Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson. The shop had an unsound structure and was left vacant. It became the subject of many dreamy ideas until the crash of 2008 when Sigurgeir, bored with the lack of action, decided to do something. Essentially everything was removed and put back together again using as much of the existing essence as possible.
It's a play on time and place that is a consistent theme in much of the work of the practice. Hopefully, some of that easy spirit will survive in our current project for the Icelandic Parliamentary offices.