* Residential Architecture: Ice House by Minarc

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Residential Architecture: 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;

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