Ívar Örn Guðmundsson

Nexus arkitektar – Reykjavik (January 2001 – present)

Kríunes, Kópavogur 203
  • design for a hotel addition, for a 1.300m² addition to the current building at Elliðavatn lake, consisting of twenty new suites, spa, banquet hall, reception and an aurora borealis hall, at the lakeside. Under construction and will open early 2018.
Te & Kaffi, Hafnarfjörður 220
  • design of Te & Kaffi HQ comprising of offices, teaching facilities, manufacturing and storing facilities. Project has received building permit and construction started in 2016.
    scheme 1:  2007 – stapahraun 11, comprising of; offices, teaching (the coffee school), manufacturing and storing facilities, in all about 1.200m²
    scheme 2:  2016 – stapahraun 11-12, currently been re-developed and enlarged to become combined facility on two adjoining lots, with about. 3.800m² of new buildings.
Öldungur, Reykjavík 105
  • a nursing home for the elderly and ill, an extension to the sóltún complex, in all a proposal for a 119 nursing studios and facilities and services, commercial kitchen, also a “club-house” and a submerged parking structure, totaling 14.500m²/ 15.600ft².
Himinn & Haf, garðabær  210
  • design for a restaurant and banqueting halls along the waterfront at Garðabær, in the Reykjavík Metropolitan Area.  The proposals show a 7.900ft² building in two parts. The 3.400ft² restaurant building with facilities and 4.500ft² banqueting halls.
Verbúð 11, Reykjavík 101
  • conversion from a fisherman’s hut to a restaurant at the harbor side.
Nauthóll, Reykjavík 101
  • a 575m²/6.200ft², two part restaurant/cafe building in Vatnsmýri, for up to 300 guests, with large outdoor verandas connecting to the city’s pedestrian coastline promenade.
Símahúsið, Reykjavík 101
  • a proposal for a hotel building at a city centre square.  A five floor building with around 100 rooms and facilities on ground floor.
hótel óðinsvé, reykjavík 101
  • renovation and extension to an existing hotel in the city centre.
FIOGA, S.R.O, Prague, Czech Republic
  • hotel design, for a 47 room reconstructed building in central Prague.


Klasi, Reykjavík 110
  • an advisor for the collaboration of the city and private development companies, for the redevelopment of a 110 ha. industrial site, “Höfðinn – Elliðaárvogur” of which 63 ha./ 155 acre area is to be redeveloped for a dense mixed-use core development, becoming a new “central/core” area for the “sprawled” Reykjavík. (no-publishing clause by client)
Reykjavík International Airport, Bessastaðir Peninsula
  • proposal for a new international airport in the Reykjavík metropolitan area, located on a 135 ha./ 330acre peninsula in the bay of Reykjavík. (no-publishing clause by client)
Hektar, Reykjavík 105
  • proposal for a redevelopment of an 8,5.ha./ 21 acre area from an industrial status to a mixed-use site for a 152.000m² mixed-use development.


Eestar, Reykjavík 101
  • winning entry in an invited competition, for a mixed use redevelopment of an entire city block in Reykjavík city center. Shopping, hotel, parking and offices; 29.500m²/31.700ft²
ÁHÁ Byggingar, Beykjavík 101
  • the “silfurtúnglið” apartment building proposal, including shops & parking garage. The building houses 82 apartments, 1200 m² of retail and 120 parking spaces.


Sólberg, Eyjarfjörður (north of Iceland)
  • the planning of a small gated community, consisting of twelve houses of different sizes that line the Eyjafjörður coastline, facing south-west towards Akureyri city across the bay.
  • design of the buildings, based on four housing-types that vary from 180 m²-250m².
Hektar, Reykjavík 101
  • proposal for a 38 apartment student housing complex in Reykjavik city centre.



a 400m² house at Akraland in Garðabær.


a 340m² house in Seltjarnarnes.


a 450m² redesign of a single family house in Milton, Massachusetts, USA


a 510m² house in Garðabær including home offices and junior apartment


a 250m² country house, with 95m² garage & additional 160m² boathouse


a 490m² country house in Grímsnes, with guesthouse and garages (650m²)


Te & Kaffi, Reykjavík Metropolitan Area
  • restaurant/cafe designs, detailing & construction coordination.
  • designs include: Borgartún, Kringlan, Smáralind, Hamraborg, Hlemmur, Lækjartorg and Suðurlandsbraut
Stórakur, Garðabær
  • interior design of all built-in furniture, including rustic elements; stairs, doors, shelving, etc.
Tjarnargata, Reykjavík 101
  • design of all built-in interiors, as well as most building elements; stairs, windows, doors, etc.  liason with an interior decorator, regarding colors and furniture.
Múlakaffi, Reykjavík 105
  • the catering company’s head office and reception for new catering clients.
Icelandair,  Scandinavian office, Copenhagen
  • office design and coordination for their Scandinavian operation offices.
Hótel Borg, Reykjavík 101 city centre
  • a proposal for the renovation of the top floor and addition of the tower suite lounge
  • a proposal for alterations to the ground level, “golden room” & “shadow bar”


Helgafellsbyggingar, Mosfellsbær 270
  • proposals for a residential area, consisting of 1.000 -1.100 units.
  • the project was jointly planned by three firms, with a lower density design, surrounding a central core for about 600 units, prepared by Studio Nexus. Planning for 290 units completed, in three sections.
Kríunes, Kópavogur 203
  • planning for a hotel expansion for twenty new hotel suites at the lakefront at Elliðavatn.
Stapahraun, Hafnarfjörður 220
  • planning for the headquarters of Kaffibrennsla Hafnarfjarðar (Te & Kaffi) joining three plots into one
Sólberg, Eyjafjörður 601
  • planning for a neighbourhood of twelve homes along the shore facing Akureyri
Sóltún, Reykjavík 105
  • planning for a new nursing home for 110 inhabitants and a neighbourhood health care facility


Steinás 3, Garðabær
  • reorganization of interior spaces, additions & update of the aesthetics of the house.
Tjarnargata, Reykjavík 101
  • architectural & interior design of a refurbishment of a 495m² stately home on Tjarnargata, at the Reykjavík city center pond
  • project & construction management
Munaðarnes, Borgarfjörður, Iceland
  • alterations, renovation and expansions of fifty old summerhouses for ROM, SFR and Sameyki
Ruggles Lane, Milton, Massachusetts, USA
  • architectural design for a house conversion
Oak Hill Manor, Kent, England
  • architectural & interior design, liaison with other local designers.
  • design coordination, quantity surveying and quality control for a country manor.
  • quantity surveying with Baker Wilkins and Smith, international QS company


Tjarnargata,  Reykjavík 101
  • architectural & interior design, project & construction management
Adminu Street, Riga, Latvia
  • design management for a real estate development of a 23.000m² apartment complex
  • design coordination with local designers, liaison with property developers
Oak Hill Manor, Kent, England
  • design coordination and quantity surveying for a country estate renovation.
  • architectural & interior design in collaborations with local designers.
  • quantity surveying with Baker Wilkins and Smith, international QS.


Aflvaki, Reykjavík 101
  • concept design for Aflvaki ltd. – the Reykjavik city’s development agency, including various proposals for residential & mixed-use building projects for Reykjavík city center.
Skipulagssjóður, Reykjavík 101
  • design concept for Skipulagssjóður – the Reykjavik city’s land purchase agency
  • a 15.000m² galleria building between Laugavegur and Hverfisgata, consisting of 5.400m² of shops and galleria, 7,000m² of apartments built above a two storey galleria enclosure, and 2,600m² of parking
Miðborgarstjórn, Reykjavík city center
  • feasibility studies for Reykjavík city centre committee. Projects were included in Aflvaki show in Autumn ’03 and were widely published in newspapers and television
  • Sundhöll swimming pool – design proposal including extension, spa and outdoor facility
  • Hljómskálagarðurinn – restaurant & an open-air music platform
  • Miklatún – design of contemporary alterations of park
  • Barónsstígur – parking garage & students apartments complex
  • Núllið “the zero” public toilet in the city centre


Ingolfstorg, Reykjavík 101, December´11 – January ´12
  • an open competition for the redevelopment of an important city center city block, for a hotel and related business, as well as the reconfiguration of the public squares of and around the site (in collaboration with ARChus and Rýma architects)
Old City Harbour – Brokey, Reykjavík 101, June – Nonember ´09
  • an open competition organised by the city of Reykjavík and the harbour of Reykjavík for general concept ideas of how to better incorporate the old city harbor into the adjoining developing city center of Reykjavík.
Sirkus, Reykjavík 101, June – November ´07
  • an invited competition by “Festar/BTS Developers” for a project for a mixed development scheme in Reykjavík city center. Design consisted of retail, hotel and office space, including parking, in all a 29.000m² scheme. Winnig entry rated as the most promising project.
Vatnsmýrin, Reykjavík 101, April – June ´07
  • an open competition organised by the city of Reykjavík for a planning scheme for Vatnsmýri site close to Reykjavík city center (currently the city’s local airport). Design included housing and shops in a 170 ha/420 acre mixed use neighborhood. (in collaboration with SAV architects)
Arnarnes, Garðabær 210, September ´04
  • an invited competition by “Akraland”.  A 53.000m²/57.000ft² proposal for a residential neighborhood in Garðabær. The scheme was discussed by the local authorities and got first rating by the client, of the four firms that participated. (in collaboration with New York-based architect Anthony F. Perez)
Sól/Víkings site, Reykjavík 105, June ´04
  • an invited competition organised by “Keflavíkur Verktakar” for a proposal of an enclave of residential buildings around a central plaza, placed close to the city center. Design for 264 apartments and a parking structure would be 25.400m²/27.300ft², won first rating by the client.