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Ice House

Moscow, Russia
1 of 5Yuri Palmin

The Ice House is an ephemeral and temporary project designed by Alexander Brodsky. The pavilion was another project that Brodsky underwent in the Klyazma Reservoir near Moscow. Ice House was a bar which was literally set up on the frozen lake. Constructed in the winter of 2003, the building was made from ice cubes formed by pouring water onto a metal mesh which was encased in a wooden structural frame. The pavilion was then lit from the interior, which created a diffuse, ambient glow.

As with many of Brodsky's projects, the Ice House had a fleeting and temporal element to it. Once spring came, the ice cubes melted into the lake and the structure was removed.