Arnhildur Pálmadóttir

graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2006 with a BA degree in architecture, continuing her studies at the Barcelona school of architecture - ETSAB while later completing a master's degree from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia - IAAC. Arnhildur has an entrepreneurial attitude and an interdisciplinary interest that she uses to tackle projects from various perspectives. Arnhildur has written articles and texts related to innovation, technology and sustainability in design and construction as well as giving lectures on the subject. Besides being founder of sap architects she is now running the Icelandic branch of the Danish architecture and innovation company Lendager, which specializes in sustainability and circularity in construction. She is nominated for the Nordic Council's Environmental Award 2024 for interdisciplinary collaboration and focus on recyclable building materials.

Arnar Skarphéðinsson

is an architect BA graduate from the Icelandic University of the Arts. He will be finishing his M.arch degree from Sci-Arc in Los Angeles in the fall of 2024. Arnar has worked on student research projects and 3D visualization for Space Iceland, in addition to being part of sap architects where he has along with architectural design and 3D representations done concept work for diverse projects including the Lavaforming project which was premiered and shown during Design March in Reykjavík, in 2022.  Arnar believes the architecture profession is failing in it’s attempts to make the world a better place, it is instead justifying an immoral and destructive economic system. But the power of architecture lies in it’s ability to sketch out a future where the problems of modernity have been solved. How will this future look like? How is technology used as a force for good? And what are the building methods of this future? Arnar´s vision is that architecture is the only way to catch a glimpse of this and does so through 3D drawings, animations and video games.