Studio Bua
Architecture & Interiors

reykjavik guesthouse

Situated in the heart of Reykjavík, this 1930s freestanding house was originally built for a dentist and his family, with the dental practice located on the ground floor and the living areas on the first. Since then, it has been repurposed variously as a travel agent’s office and housing for the Russian Consulate in Iceland.

Our client commissioned us to lightly refurbish the property for residential use, specifically requesting a modernisation of the interior, including redesigning the bathrooms and advising on both a new colour palette and a rearrangement of the interior.

Despite the fact that the house had undergone numerous design changes over the years, many of its original features were still intact and in good condition. To refresh the interior without sacrificing these innate qualities, we restored original doors and door and window frames to a high standard, while also introducing large mirrors, bespoke cupboards and a crisp colour palette to lend a contemporary feel.

This is an evolving project that we continue to consult on.