The project concerns the expansion of the facilities of a growing cultural institution, Nýpurhyrna in Breiðafjörður. At Nýp a centre for the arts and academics is being developed. Already there are facilities for smaller events such as concerts, conferences and lectures as well as the facilities for workshops within the arts, design and crafts in the existing farmhouse. The process included retrofitting the currently used space in and around an old farm into more suitable house of culture dedicated to the promotion of local culture and production. This should inspire new social and economical initiatives and aims to be a place where living, production and cultural practices are integrated. The complex could be an example that can be repeated in other similar situations in the country. Imbedded in the project was a research on early 20th century residential and industrial/spaces for production in rural areas in Iceland. The research was partly built on the works of Hörð Ágústsson on the Icelandic building tradition.