Santa Monica, CA’s Minarc design firm was founded by Icelanders Erla Dögg and Tryggvi in 1999. Over the past two decades, the duo have established themselves as leading lights in holistic, environmentally aware design. Their residential and commercial projects employ a creative minimalism that is stunning, livable, and a unique hybrid of the design environments of their native land and their chosen home.

They recently used Infratech heaters in the Drexel home, a playfully minimalist, decidedly Southern California design. We spoke with Minarc to learn more about their creative process, how nature informs their work, and why they choose our heaters for their spectacular spaces.


Living basketball legend LeBron James recently purchased a stunning $23 billion spec mansion in the tony Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Designed by architect Ken Ungar with interior design by Tiffany Harris, the home features sweeping city-to-ocean views, immaculate landscaping, and a balmy climate. In short, James’ new property is ideal for outdoor living.

Tobin Dougherty Architects is a San Francisco Bay area firm known for their eco-friendly designs that make the most of indoor/outdoor space. Founded by registered architect Tobin T. Dougherty, a member of the American Institute of Architects with over thirty-five years of experience, the firm’s designs excel through their distinctive combination of clean lines, dramatic structure, and a deep-rooted sense of place.We sat down with Tobin to learn how an area’s landscape affects his designs and how it can play into eco-conscious home design practices. We also discussed his design philosophy, his approach to continuing education, and why he chooses Infratech heaters for his forward-thinking designs. Read on to discover what makes Tobin Dougherty Architects truly visionary.

Convenience and outdoor luxury make Infratech the top outdoor heating choice for architects and designers around the country. That’s why we’re excited to announce the latest addition to our extensive line of custom control options – the Universal Control Panel. Now, designers have a new option when specifying Infratech heaters – the ability to select the switches of their choice, for a look that seamlessly integrates with the décor of outdoor areas.

Winter weather doesn’t have to dull your enjoyment of outdoor living. Whether you live in a temperate or cooler climate you can still take in the beauty of the natural landscape with a climate controlled backyard area warmed by cost-effective Infratech heaters. It’s a great time to get geared up for the latest trends in outdoor decor and lifestyle needs — especially when they’re as exciting as the design innovations cropping up in the winter season. Read on to learn what’s new and next for homeowners with an eye for year-round outdoor enjoyment.