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Ice House / Minarc

  • 01:00 - 30 July, 2012
Ice House / Minarc
Ice House / Minarc, © Torfi Agnarsson
© Torfi Agnarsson

© Torfi Agnarsson © Torfi Agnarsson © Torfi Agnarsson © Torfi Agnarsson +8

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. 

© Torfi Agnarsson
© Torfi Agnarsson

Some features of the house:

© Torfi Agnarsson
© Torfi Agnarsson

  • 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. 

© Torfi Agnarsson
© Torfi Agnarsson
Cite: "Ice House / Minarc" 30 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/258160/ice-house-minarc/>
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stephen silvestri · August 01, 2012

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Michal Ziso · August 01, 2012

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Michael Huber · July 31, 2012

Nice #modern home in Iceland. http://t.co/aOBbNtBZ #architecture

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Isabel · July 31, 2012

RT @ArchDaily Observa esta casa que usa materiales y tecnologías de eficiencia energética. http://t.co/d6nqR6Dy #Argos http://t.co/SvC6XVy4

Lao Y · July 31, 2012

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Yan B · July 31, 2012

Je me vois tellement dans une maison comme ça! http://t.co/QpJmEYcV

Robert Rodriguez? · July 31, 2012

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