Well known architecture firm MinArc has designed the Ice House, a luxury and modern family retreat located in Reykjavik, Iceland. The purpose behind this project was to design a serene family sanctuary that should fulfill the desire of its residence to connect with natural environment. The architect employed energy efficient technologies, eco- friendly materials and minimalist design to accomplish this goal.
The 1,500 square foot residence feature two bedrooms, a loft, a bathroom and an isolated garage. This contemporary house features cross ventilation and solar building strategies in order to reduce the electricity costs. Large windows let the natural light to easily come into the house and create a connection with the outdoors.