THE VALUE OF HOUSING
Conversation about housing issues in layman's terms, based on architectural and sustainable research in the context of housing construction in Iceland.
On May 11, 2021, a conversation about affordable housing was streamed from the Nordic House. The focus was on the resident and the quality of design and organization, aiming to create affordable housing for those who live no less than those who build.
PROGRAM AT THE NORDIC HOUSE ON MAY 11, 2021
LUXURY FOR EVERYONE?
ANNA MARÍA BOGADÓTTIR, architect and cultural philosopher, introduces the conversation about the art of living and the art of building: Where is there room to breathe?
WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS?
ÁSGEIR BRYNJAR TORFASON, Ph.D. in finance, explores the sustainable and economic factors of housing construction in conversation with Unnur Jónsdóttir, economist at Landsbankinn: Is it expensive to build inexpensively?
HREFNA BJÖRG ÞORSTEINSDÓTTIR & HÓLMFRÍÐUR ÓSMANN JÓNSDÓTTIR, architects, present their research on natural light in multi-family houses, along with ÁSTA LOGADÓTTIR, Ph.D. in electrical engineering: Isn't a window just a window?
WHERE DOES THE PIANO GO?
HILDUR GUNNARSDÓTTIR, ARCHITECT, explores spatial design, size, and quality in public housing: When did the playground and the parking lot merge into one?
IS THERE ANY FUTURE IN THIS?
Representatives from the forefront of housing construction, those who live and build, have their say:
Halla Gunnarsdóttir, CEO of the Icelandic Federation of Labour; Sigurður Hannesson, CEO of the Federation of Icelandic Industries; Ásdís Hlökk Theodórsdóttir, director of the National Planning Agency; Rún Knútsdóttir, lawyer at the Housing and Construction Authority; Jónas Þór Jónasson, CEO of 105 Miðborg, a fund operated and managed by Íslandssjóðir; Björn Arnar Magnússon, CEO of Brynja, the housing initiative of the Disabled Union of Iceland; Páll Gunnlaugsson, architect and co-owner of ASK Architects:
Should we splurge on quality for everyone?