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Ice House by Minarc

By Magaly Grosso


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Ice House is located in Reykjavik, Iceland and was designed by Minarc.

The interior is comfortable and elegant, and makes use of a variety of elements that come together impeccably.

Ice House 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.”

Photos by: Torfi Agnarsson

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About Magaly Grosso

Magaly Grosso was born in Venezuela where she grew up and studied Advertising and Marketing. With time, she realized that what she truly wanted to dedicate herself to was Interior Design, which is why she decided to study it and devote herself to it. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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