The plan for the Heimar district (1953-55) broke new ground in architecture; in the first place, it included 8- to 12-storey apartment buildings on Sólheimar and Ljósheimar; in the second place, two-storey row houses with gardens were built on Skeiðarvogur. The aim was to reduce costs to the indi­vidual by building larger units.

The Heimar apartment blocks were built using a new shuttering technique, crawling formwork. Interior innovations in the buildings included such features as gallery-entrances and core buildings with apartments arranged around a central lift.