Gislunn Halfdanardottir and Mathias Kempton studied at the Bergen School of Architecture and The Oslo School of Architecture and Design where they received their M. Arch.

"The National Purist Routes. Industrial Expansion and Moving Icelandic Landscapes" is their diploma project at the Institute of Urbanism. The diploma work explores the intersecting fields of hydro and thermal energy, tourism and natural landscapes. The National Purist Routes is a proposed network of hydrogen filling stations for rental cars developed as destinations across Iceland, suggesting possibilities for symbiotic energies between the expanding industry and tourism sectors.

The project recieved the Statsbygg Student Award for Outstanding Architecture in 2012 and was presented at the conference Arctic Frontiers/Territorial Practices in Tromsø 2012.