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Architecture In Iceland

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Architecture In Iceland

Architecture in Iceland is an area which has been developing over the centuries, with its roots going back to the Viking era. Scandinavian influences were clear in the construction of wooden longhouses and sod-covered walls. Features such as timber ribbed vaulting and corner turrets were also common. The early 19th century saw the introduction of stone as the primary building material, with Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, and National Romantic styles quickly becoming popular. With its unique climate, Iceland also has many distinct features such as turf houses, turf-covered churches, and large-scale infrastructural projects. These are notable for their eco-friendly approach, with many structures designed to blend into the landscape and the use of renewable energy sources for power. As such, Iceland is a great destination for those looking to explore the world of architecture.

Icelandic architecture, Viking longhouses, Neoclassical design, Art Nouveau, National Romantic, eco-friendly structures, renewable energy sources.

Lauren Moore

CITATION : "Lauren Moore. 'Architecture In Iceland.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on April 01, 2023)"

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