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  • Ammoudi House
    Remarkably settled on an obvious slope, a white private house sits proudly, giving the illusion of absolute straightness. That’s the first surprising element from Katerina Valsamaki’s noteworthy Ammoudi House. The Greek abode boasts an appropriate minimalist sensibility alongside some crafty solutions spread throughout the 250sqm. A true example of mature architecture and utter respect for […]
    2016-05-10Mateus Andrade
  • L4 House
    An amalgamation of two backdrops make up the starting point for L4 House, the remarkable creation by Argentinian architect Luciano Kruk. An endless source of sand from Costa Esmeralda’s beach mixed with the embracing pine forest, ensuing absolute privacy for its inhabitants. The mono volume is a practical and classy solution for the harsh conditions […]
    2016-04-12Mateus Andrade
  • Photographer’s Weekend House
    The Photographer’s Weekend House, designed by General Design, is located on the beachside of Kujūkuri, Japan. The one-story home has a gallery-like feel due to the large, open rooms and sparse furnishings. The defining feature of this home is a stretch of four courtyards arranged in a central, cross-like pattern. The courtyards bring plenty of the outdoors in, as well […]
    2016-02-18Jillian Japka
  • Casa Encallada
    On the rocky beachside of La Boca Beach Tunquén in Chile sits the handsome Casa Encallada. The home, which was designed by WHALE! Architecture, also based in Chile, is defined by its relationship to the landscape. The layout is comprised of two intersecting volumes which are derived from the topography of the site. The home is constructed entirely […]
    2016-02-04Jillian Japka
  • PACO
    PACO is a 3m x 3m x 3m cube with a roof that floats open. Designed by Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architects, PACO is a conceptual design aimed at modelling a new minimalist lifestyle. The structure may be tiny, but it was thoughtfully designed as a fully functional living space. The tiny home does not allow […]
    2015-10-22Jillian Japka
  • Montauk House
    Along the dunes facing the Atlantic Ocean sits the subdued Montauk House, designed by the legendary John Pawson. Pawson has long been recognised for his superior minimal designs, and Montauk House is no exception. Completed in 2013, the structure sits low on the horizon following the topographic line of its sandy landscape. The façade of the home […]
    2015-09-24Jillian Japka
  • Josh Goot Resort 16
    A decade is a long time in the fashion industry these days. Australian minimalist style icon Josh Goot hit this important mark in 2015, and topped it off not only by overcoming structural mishaps, but also by refining his signature style and presenting a defining and extensive Resort 2016 collection. It is so rich in […]
    2015-07-13Jana Ahrens
  • Paper Mountains
    A collaboration between London-based photographer Bruno Drummond and set designer Hattie Newman, Paper Mountains, recycles and decontextualizes the intricate paper sculptures created by Hattie for a project both had previously worked on, suddenly giving them new life. Generally speaking sets for photoshoots tend to be made as one offs — once the shoot is over the […]
  • House of the Infinite
    The House of the Infinite, recently completed by Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza, is more than a dwelling, it also an impressive piece of landscape architecture. Erected on the seashore, the building features a long horizontal plane, that merges with the sea view, appearing almost as a continuation of the horizon. The architect gives his poetic description […]
  • Bassike S/S 14
    The Australian queens of staple wardrobe have done it again! Mary-Lou Ryan and Deborah Sams of Warriewood based label Bassike — spoken Basic — seem to get more distinctive with every collection they design. They effortlessly stick to the brand’s core business by creating a wardrobe of relaxed, minimal pieces, while at the same time implementing […]
    2014-06-30Jana Ahrens
  • Casa Spodsbjerg
    Casa Spodsbjerg is a family summer home on a rocky beach in Denmark. Completed in 2010 by Arkitema Architects, this house is designed to take advantage of the views and characteristics of its site. The structure is composed of two staggered volumes on a concrete foundation. One volume houses the living rooms while the other holds the bedrooms and […]
    2014-05-22Jillian Japka
  • Mug Hakdong
    Located on the coast of Geojedo, an island south of South Korea, Mug Hakdong sits on the beach off of the main street. It was designed by Hyunjoon Yoo Architects for a client who runs a medium-scale sales distribution company and wanted his employees to be able to utilize the space for training, learning as […]
    2014-01-06Adele Lim
  • The White Retreat
    The White Retreat is a seaside apartment with a nearly all white interior. Located in the beach town of Sitges, Spain, the client wanted a bright white space which would highlight a few favorite art and furniture pieces. The combination of a small space and small budget called for a simple and efficient design. Colombo and Serboli […]
    2013-09-19Jillian Japka
  • Bassike Womens SS13
    The Australian label Bassike is well known for their structured collections that emulate both minimalism as well as the carefree attitude of beach living. In their Spring Summer 2013 Women’s Campaign, each piece appears well tailored while looking relaxed; chic in the minimal palette and elegant in forms and material. Reputed for using high quality […]
    2013-09-02Adele Lim
  • Pebble
    Pebble is the result of a collaboration between Jacob Juul of newly established Danish watch brand Bulbul and KiBiSi. The distinctive asymmetric watch face was inspired by the smooth contours of the pebbles found on Scandinavian beaches. Pebble combines organic shapes and fine Italian crafted leather with the industrial feel of the injection molded silicone […]
    2013-08-18Jorge San Luis
  • DBJC House
    Located on a lovely strip of beach in Spain is the DBJC House. The home was built to maximize its relationship with the sand and sea. The structure sits low on the site, almost becoming a natural part of the rocky coast. The walls are nearly all open to the landscape: some physically, others shielded […]
    2013-08-15Jillian Japka
  • Tiqo
    Manifiesto Futura, an independent multidisciplinary design studio based in Monterrey, Mexico, have recently added to their impressive design portfolio with this minimalist identity and packaging for the tequila based alcoholic drink, Tiqo. Tiqo is apparently a drink for a quiet moonlit night gathering at the beach, which is echoed by the circular forms in the […]
  • Tower Studio
    The Norwegian based firm Saunders Architecture has completed a series of cabin-like artists’ studios on the lovely island of Fogo in Canada. The studios house artists participating in the Fogo Island Arts Corporation’s residency program. Tower Studio is one these stunning residences. Looming atop a rocky beach, this three story structure can only be reached by hiking […]
    2012-11-15Jillian Japka
  • Bondi Residence
    This design of this residence located on Bondi beach takes advantage of the views and climate while delivering a modern luxury in the architecture and its details. Completed in 2011 by Sydney-based Redgen Mathieson Architects, the philosophy of the team is exhibited in the use of the materials such as Calacatta marble, white terrazzo tiles, American […]
    2012-07-16Adele Lim
  • Curt
    A beautiful minimalist thought: to use qualities of the environment as part of your design, so you can leave out parts that you would otherwise consider fundamental. In this case, the Curt deck chair by Swiss design studio BERNHARD | BURKARD, uses leaning to do away with the minimum requirement of a third leg on […]
  • Lifepod
    Escape to the beach, the mountains or the trees in San Francisco-based Kyu Che’s sustainable Lifepod. Loosely based on the traditional Mongolian ger (or ‘yurt’ as the Russian translation goes), the Lifepod is at once organic and high-tech. Built to be highly portable, the Lifepod is a fully functioning, off-the-grid mini capsule for modern nomadic […]