Jonina Lydsdóttir and Eggert Benedikt Gudmundsson live in a 19th century house in the Icelandic capital. It has been in the family for three generations and its current owners try to maintain as much of its original charm as possible.
When their second child was born, Nina and Jacob Salo knew they needed more room. So, with the help of two architects, they used the generous loft space above them to create a flat fit for a family.
Vienna's Caramel Architects designed an airy, single-family home on a small plot of land. The CJ5 house is a modern, low-energy house which meets the needs of young urbanites.
If some parts of Iceland feel overcrowded with tourists, the western regions of the country offer off-the-beaten-track adventures. DW's Elizabeth Grenier tested it out.
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