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House

  • Lila House
    In the last few years Portugal has been making headlines not only for its beautiful locations and world-class hospitality, but for its striking architecture as well. As many projects previously featured on Minimalissimo, the country’s best architects have proven, time and time again, that it’s possible to preserve old structures and aesthetics with a fresh […]
    2016.07.19Mateus Andrade
  • Paros House I & II
    Adored minimalist architect John Pawson has gifted us with two lovely island homes in Paros, Greece. Paros House I and II are white-clad retreats sitting among rocky seaside cliffs. Both homes are comprised of a series of cubic forms: dramatic entities amid a native landscape of succulents, shrubs, and low grasses. The volumes are arranged according to […]
    2016.07.14Jillian Japka
  • N Strips House
    To balance the intricacies of the sharing economy is no easy feat, as each occupier hold its own agenda and dynamic. How does one share a 519sqm building? Jun Murata’s renovation project tends the tricky balance of office space and residence as one. Furthermore, it deviously managed to deal with a 39-year-old heritage in architecture […]
    2016.07.12Mateus Andrade
  • Casa de Aluminio
    Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has completed another lovely modern home in Spain. The residence is aptly named Casa de Aluminio, or Aluminium House, for its silvery appearance from afar. The structure is composed of two perfectly geometric stories with long terraces on both floors. The lower level holds the main living areas, while the private bedrooms and bathrooms are […]
    2016.06.30Jillian Japka
  • House in Tsudanuma
    House in Tsudanuma is located in Narashino, almost 40 kilometres east of Tokyo, and its terrific design is a work by Fuse Atelier. Created for a couple in their 40s, the design is influenced by zoning restrictions and by the close proximity to a busy road. The three storey dwelling stands out through its fantastic use of concrete, being robust […]
    2016.06.24Jorge San Luis
  • 3+2 Social Housing
    3 + 2 = 5. That’s the total units in this social housing project by Antonio Holgado Gómez in Badajoz, Spain. Due to the topological difference up to four metres, the units were divided into two sections — one composed of three units and the other two, connected by a courtyard that acts as a […]
    2016.06.18Nhat Vo
  • Casa AR
    A composition of frames to paint within them using the sun, the shadows of the trees, the wet landscape left by the rain. Even when it maintains and architectural proportion in the spaces according their use, the house can be perceived as a sculpture. The dimensions are difficult to scale from the outside because it’s decontextualised. This […]
    2016.06.17Jorge San Luis
  • Light Cube House
    Light Cube House is a live/work space located in Tokyo. Designed by Sampei Junichi of Tokyo architectural office A.L.X., the house features a practical floor plan and simple yet stunning aesthetic gestures. A clean distinction between public and private spaces is achieved by splitting the functions to different floors. The first floor consists of the office and […]
    2016.06.16Jillian Japka
  • Team Living House
    Team Living House is a lovely home in downtown Tokyo centred around family life. Designed by Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier, the home is named Team Living to support the concept of a family as a team, living and working together within their residence. To support this concept, there are no private rooms in the house. […]
    2016.06.09Jillian Japka
  • Workshop House
    São Paulo isn’t a city known for its urban beauty, but mainly for the dynamic and rich variety of activities and vibrant styles spread throughout. Therefore, to witness the beautiful façade of Workshop House, in the middle of an inconspicuous street in the neighbourhood of Pinheiros, is a welcome change of pace. PAX.ARQ were commissioned […]
    2016.06.07Mateus Andrade
  • Desert Courtyard House
    Stationed in the Sonoran desert of Arizona is the brawny Desert Courtyard House. Designed by Wendell Burnette Architects, Desert Courtyard House is a magnificent home with a tough exterior suitable for the harsh environment. Rich with towering Saguaros and other succulents, the Sonoran desert is a dramatic landscape that has thrived against all odds. As an ode to the […]
    2016.06.02Jillian Japka
  • Isa & David House
    Located in Gavà, a municipality in Barcelona, is a two story house with a rooftop for Isa & David, a couple who reside in a no-nonsense and straightforward abode. A strong minimalist grip takes over as Pepe Gascón Arquitectura guarantees plenty of amplitude both vertically and horizontally for the family. It’s a project that invites exploration and […]
    2016.05.31Mateus Andrade
  • Life House
    Minimalist icon John Pawson has designed a contemporary interpretation of Thoreau’s Walden. Life House is located among the hills and tall grasses of the moor in Wales. The floor plan consists of four wings projected from two long corridors. Each wing is thoughtfully designed for a specific function, enhancing the user’s experience within the room. Oversized windows bring […]
    2016.05.26Jillian Japka
  • House ALM
    Burrowed away in the beautiful and charming city of Tavira, in the south of Portugal, stands House ALM with its shy and understated façade. A timeworn windowsill with a slight penchant for a classic aesthetic welcomes its visitors. Estudio ODS does not drop the ball though; as timeless minimalism reigns supreme for this refurbishment project. The […]
    2016.05.24Mateus Andrade
  • House in S. Félix da Marinha
    Drawn in a very conditioned and rigid plot, adopting the only possible location and implantation area, and with a restricted budget, Portuguese architect Nelson Resende designed House in S. Félix da Marinha. Looking to optimise the area and volume of the property, Resende’s design pushed the boundaries, going beyond the initial conditions set to find a fantastic balance between form, […]
    2016.05.20Jorge San Luis
  • Light Grain House
    In Osaka, privacy is of the utmost importance due to the dense nature of the city housing. Light Grain House, designed by Yoshiaki Yamashita, has the goal of privacy in mind. The façade of the home is almost entirely opaque, broken occasionally by a perforated metal grate that brings light to the interior while adding detail to an […]
    2016.05.19Jillian Japka
  • 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
  • Maison Kamari
    Maison Kamari is an elegant white home on the island of Paros in the Greek Aegean Sea. Designed by Natasha Deliyianni and Yiorgos Spiridonos of React Architects, this dwelling promotes a lovely balance between ancient island and modern architecture. From afar, the structure is defined by tall white walls and sharp angles. Small windows and covered terraces protect from the […]
    2016.05.05Jillian Japka
  • Casa Touguinhó III
    Casa Touguinhó III is an extraordinarily elegant white home set in the hills of a village in Portugal. Portuguese architects Raulino Silva Arquitecto designed this family dwelling to work with the surrounding landscape. On the exterior, bright white walls are not only a gorgeous aesthetic choice (and minimalist’s favourite) but the light façades reflect the Portuguese sun, keeping the home cool […]
    2016.04.28Jillian Japka
  • Shunyi House
    Great architecture imprints great rhythm, similar to a dynamic screenplay. As the viewer encounters both familiar elements and surprising elements to make it interesting. For a minimalist projects, often it’s down to flawless execution and smart solutions. Located in Shunyi, a handsome villa offers both the classic elements and some interesting combinations to add some […]
    2016.04.26Mateus Andrade
  • House in Litoral Alentejano
    Internationally acclaimed duo Aires Mateus Arquitetos aren’t strangers to reduction and white colour as a feature in itself. The House in Litoral Alentejano continues their streak as master manipulators of modern angles and unusual volume compositions. As two simple cubes emerge from the ground up, a true visual disruption of the natural landscape unveils before […]
    2016.04.19Mateus 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
  • Casa MK
    Roof Arquitectos is a design studio founded by architects Rogelio Vallejo Bores and Francisco Noriega Ayala in 2008. With their two recent residential projects, the firm has been getting recognition around the architecture world; one of them being Casa MK in Morelia, Mexico. Residing on a hilly topology, Casa MK embraces the elevational differences to […]
    2016.04.09Nhat Vo
  • Villa V3
    Scandinavian design is a movement defined by its simple functionality. Villa V3, located in Denmark, is a gorgeous example of Scandinavian design’s presence today. Clean lines, accessible materials, and a great flow of space turn this residence into the ideal modern dwelling. Architecture firm Ardess meticulously designed Villa V3 to achieve the perfect balance of private and public space. The […]
    2016.04.07Jillian Japka