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Englaborg: Angle’s Castle (?).

Not far from Hlemmur, at Flókagata 17, you’ll find a house called Englaborg designed by the modernist architect Gunnlaugur Halldórsson. Built in 1942 for the artist Jón Engilberts, Englaborg is one of very few houses in Iceland that have been built specifically to be an artist’s working and living space (another example is the Einar Jónsson Museum on Skólavörðuholt). On the same street, you will find Kjarvalsstaðir, the first museum in Iceland built specifically for art. It was built between 1966–1973 in honour of one of the greatest Icelandic artist of the twentieth century, Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885–1972).

From The Reykjavik Grapevine, more specifically here, a nice piece if you wanna take a curated www walk in Reykjavik via your computer. Or, intend to visit.

I posted one of its nearest neighbour, Kjarvalsstaðir, earlier. A wonderful building.

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