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House

  • 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
  • Okinawa House
    After more than thirty years creating outstanding projects, John Pawson continues on his path with plenty of innovation and a strong influence of old-school modernism infused in his architecture. His latest project is no different. Standing proudly at the cliff-top of the island is the fittingly named Okinawa House, a fascinating 414sqm retreat designed for […]
    2016.03.22Mateus Andrade
  • Merrydown
    Minimalist architecture often consists of geometric designs featuring a plethora of white. While many gorgeous examples of minimal design fall within this description, I am always excited when one does not. Merrydown is a residence located in London and designed by the local firm McLaren Excell. While there is a good presence of white in this structure, […]
    2016.03.10Jillian Japka
  • Villa Tranquille
    In the south of France, nestled away in the Vallée de l’Hérault, sits a small white house with a charming demeanour. An understated and beautiful project by ARTELABO, mixing clear modernist influences with the simplicity of Mediterranean architecture. Villa Tranquille is all about seclusion for its inhabitants, as its single volume offers one opening as […]
    2016.03.02Mateus Andrade
  • Casa das Preguiçosas
    The colour white is no longer a strange face in architectural projects that are labeled with the quality minimal. To encounter a white residential project is even more familiar now than before. The question is: how does a designer differentiate his or her white housing project from the rest? In my opinion, such standout projects […]
    2016.02.27Nhat Vo
  • 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
  • Signature Kitchen
    One of the most difficult things in design is to reinvent — to deconstruct something that is functionally familiar and giving it a facelift with a more innovative appearance. Modern kitchens nowadays are superimposed with a horizontal image. However, for Belgian architect Glenn Sestig, the new kitchen design for interiors brand Obumex does not have to conform […]
    2016.02.13Nhat Vo
  • 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
  • N House
    Although having the same name as Sou Fujimoto’s famous N House, the one designed by Aoki Jun is an interior spectacle that is enclosed within a normative exterior. Based in Tokyo, architect Aoki Jun is used to radical architecture that is sprouting across the city. Wanting to completely go against that notion, he mended his […]
    2016.01.30Nhat Vo
  • Casa V
    Abraham Cota Paredes has completed the lovely Casa V in Jalisco, Mexico. The home design aims to create serenity and a connection with nature in a site that is surrounded by urbanity. The main feature of Casa V is a central patio, complete with tree and reflecting pool. The courtyard physically and visually unites the various areas of the […]
    2016.01.28Jillian Japka
  • AIBS House
    When Belgian architecture studio AABE were commissioned to design a luxurious house located on the top of a 159 metre cliffside in Ibiza, Spain, they had a very clear vision. One that has been impeccably executed and almost goes unnoticed by its astonishing and unique environment, which is perhaps key to the success of this […]
    2016.01.15Jorge San Luis
  • Raumplan House
    The newest member of the applauded portfolio of Alberto Campo Baeza is a stunning geometry in white. Raumplan House was completed in 2015 in Madrid, Spain. The design took an allotted 12×12 meter site and divided it into four squares. These segments form the basis for the structure and each detail is formulated around them. The layout of […]
    2016.01.14Jillian Japka
  • House B
    Impeccable minimalist architecture is something we’ve always been passionate about and it’s also synonymous with Swiss studio E2A Architects‘ work. Founded by brothers Piet & Wim Eckert, their latest residential project, House B, is a gorgeous geometric concrete structure that maximises natural light. Located along the Zurich Goldcoast, the house is designed to do something […]
  • Casa Garcias
    Warm Architects has designed a handsome and well-balanced geometric home in the increasingly popular city of Cancun, Mexico. Casa Garcias is a moderately sized dwelling that appears as a small cube resting atop a larger one. Concrete is the first material on the home to greet you; it covers a main portion of the façade, turning into […]
    2016.01.07Jillian Japka
  • Minimalist House
    From time to time some projects deserve a second look, with refreshed visuals. That is when Minimalissimo revisits outstanding pieces from the past. Take a look at this beauty originally covered 6 years ago: An anonymous white box faces the street, clearly an unusual and candid welcome for eventual guests; but also a very austere […]
    2016.01.06Mateus Andrade
  • House in Fonte Boa
    House in Fonte Boa is a beautiful two-storey single family residence based on a small estate located in central Portugal’s Rabaçal valley. Bounded by mountains, a vineyard and olive trees, the property is located on the west side of the land to maximise the views of the surroundings, creating a fantastic relationship between the interior and […]
  • Twins
    Twins is a pair of homes designed by WOJR: Organization for Architecture. The upstate New York homes, devised for two brothers, are at once similar and distinct. Both use the same materials and share a common aesthetic, yet one is shaped as a polygon while the other is a hexagon. The unique, geometric structures rest on an open, flat […]
    2015.11.26Jillian Japka
  • Hutong House Renovation
    Unlike original projects, with all the benefits of a blank slate, a renovation project must deal with various heritages spread throughout. Some elements are going to be blessings in disguise, while others will limit the architect’s work and force them to work around them. For a renovation for Hutong House in Beijing, ARCHSTUDIO took no […]
    2015.11.24Mateus Andrade
  • Courtyard of the House
    Courtyards have long been a focus of residential architecture. From Italian courtyards designed to circulate air to the gardens of Japanese courtyards that brought nature into the home. Courtyard of the House follows this long tradition with an elegant and modern home centred around a tranquil void. Designed by Japanese studio Container Design, this home […]
    2015.11.19Jillian Japka