Ice House by Minarc

This modern single family property located in Reykjavik, Iceland, was designed by local architects from Minarc.

Ice House by Minarc
Ice House by Minarc
Ice House by Minarc
Ice House by Minarc
Ice House by Minarc
Ice House by Minarc
Ice House by Minarc

Description by Minarc

To create a serene family sanctuary that harmoniously connects inhabitants with the surrounding natural environment, while combining the best sustainable, eco- friendly materials and energy efficient technologies with minimalist architectural design.

Some features of the house:

– 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom plus loft.
– Simple eco-conscious design focuses on functionality and creates a healthy living environment for the family.
– The house is located in the beautiful a rural town of Iceland, a low-developed region committed to the preservation of its beautiful natural scenery and resources.
– Design elements were chosen carefully to maximize passive solar power and cross ventilation, minimizing electricity costs.
– Conscious effort made to use materials in their most organic form.
– To improve indoor air quality, no carpet or forced air systems (AC/HV) utilized.
– The project reduces its impact on the natural ground by raising the structure with elevated decks and floors.
– Native wood siding materials are locally sourced, which allows for the project to blend in with the surrounding regional landscape.
– Large and expansive windows and openings are used in living area and bedrooms to provide abundant natural light, frame the beautiful landscape and enable a seamless connection with nature.
– Master bathroom features a pebble rock wall referencing the surrounding landscape.
– Exterior spaces designed for maximum indoor-outdoor living.
– Outdoor shower encourages a closer connection to nature and the elements.
– An edible garden is incorporated into the exterior design to foster sustainable living.

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- by Matt Watts

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