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Ice House by Minarc – a modern eco-house with a high quality of living

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Because of its rectangular floor plan and flat roof, Ice House is reminiscent of an ice cube. It is located in a rural city, in a less developed region of Iceland, characterized by unspoiled nature. The modern one designed by Minarc Eco house with a functional room concept reflects the pragmatism of the people from the north, who now attach great importance to nature conservation and resource conservation.

Eco-house with a loft character

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The designer house works with solar energy. To improve the air quality, no carpets were laid inside the house and no air system was installed. In order to minimize energy costs, the eco-house is passively cooled by cross ventilation in summer. The Ice House was built on a raised wooden deck to reduce floor pollution. The energy-efficient living concept is supplemented by the use of local materials for the cladding, which were covered on site. This also enables the rectangular building to nestle delicately into the surrounding landscape.

Cube-like architecture – eco-house in Iceland impresses with facade design

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The interior of the house is surprisingly warm and has a variety of decorative elements. Materials were consciously used in their organic form. The full-surface glazing connects inside and outside and offers the residents a breathtaking view of nature. There are 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a spacious living room with a loft character.

Intense inside-outside connection

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That Eco house combines sustainable, environmentally friendly design and energy-efficient technologies with minimalist architecture and design. The environmentally friendly living concept focuses on the functionality of the designed rooms and contributes to a balanced and healthier room climate. The multiple award-winning design studio Minarc from Reykjavik, Iceland is internationally recognized for its contemporary design, use of innovative materials and advanced technologies.

Large windows let natural light into the room

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Pebble wall in the bathroom

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Soft fabrics create a cozy atmosphere in the bedroom

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Outside shower and seating on the wooden deck

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Photos by: Torfi Agnarsson