A house that is being overhauled by Studio Bua is receiving a contemporary lift. Dubbed Guesthouse Nýp, it is predominantly used for a bed and breakfast. Of course, being situated in an Icelandic nature reserve – the Breiðafjörður to be exact, is quite helpful. For many who are seeking refuge from the fast-paced environment of today and a digital detox, this is an incredibly good place to find it. In addition, Guesthouse Nýp is also utilized for various other activities and services like “cultural hub, hosting exhibitions, workshops, and other events.”
The building was originally built in the 1930s, with a substantial renovation process in 2001. Studio Bua has added a new corrugated metal skin which will prove to be easy to maintain. The architectural practice also substantially expanded Guesthouse Nýp, in order for the building to have more capacity for hosting various events.
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