Ice House is a country vacation house designed by Minarc and is located in Iceland.
To create a serene family sanctuary that harmoniously connects inhabitants with the surrounding natural environment by combining the most sustainable, eco -friendly materials and energy efficient technologies with minimalist architectural design.
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.
The design intent embodies Iceland’s respect for the environment, while many countries promote sustainable building, this is our heritage–our national ethos. Implements mnmMOD, a new construction technique developed by Minarc. This modular building system brings the economy and waste-reduction of pre-fab to the elegance and infinite possibility of custom design.
The home is a series of linked cubes serving program. Popping forward from a simple horizontal line is the home’s largest form, a living room, community space, which opens onto the horizon and is set between entry and kitchen. Bedrooms and bathrooms are tucked on the other side of horizontal line which that divides public/private space on the ground floor. Upstairs is a balcony and children’s playroom.
Photos by Minarc