What kind of architecture do we find in a country that has no traditional building materials such as timber and bricks at its fingertips but instead builds houses using grass and clay? How is Icelandic architecture manifested in the present day? And how did the people in Iceland cope with the unexpected wealth as their home suddenly became the richest country in Europe — and how did they manage the equally unexpected crash? This volume investigates these and other questions. Essays and expert discussions — featuring experts both local and international — illuminate the current state of Icelandic architecture and present typical projects. The impressive photographs by Gudmundur Ingólfsson represent both a search for signs of hope for the country’s future after the crisis and a positive result.