The Ice House
Architect: Corey Alger
Architect Firm: Alger Design Studio, PA
Location: Oxford, MS
Project Type: Public Housing
Named after what was once a manufacturing facility for ice cubes, the Ice House is a multiuse building constructed near historic Oxford Square in Oxford, Mississippi. The ground floor has both office and retail spaces, and private condominiums sit on the floors above. The design set out to create a new, traditionally proportioned building reminiscent of an old warehouse. A curved roof provided a contemporary cap, while opening up a more dynamic space for the condominiums below. Marvin products are integral to this design. The large wall of windows became the terminus for 14th street, and brought light into the lobbies of the floors above. Triple French doors defined a traditional motif and the warehouse proportions. Large magnum, double hung windows were also organized in a traditional pattern on the east and west façades, with small casement windows providing just the right amount of light in more private spaces. On the third floor, an arched triple door completed the composition.