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  • FH1 House
    An interesting feature to take note on FH1 House by Russia-based architects KDVA is the absolute straightforwardness of its building, and how it could be applied to various locations. Unlike the bespoke trend to adjust to the local setting, this particular dwelling dares to propose a pre-fab allusion tailored for any kind of horizontal surface. […]
    2016.12.06Mateus Andrade
  • 058 Villa
    Look closely or you might miss this sly residence by Christ & Gantenbein. Mirror cladding wraps the façade at 058 Villa, allowing the home to stay hidden while in plain site. As with many dwellings in dense urban centres, 058 Villa was designed around the need for privacy. The mirror cladding reflects the house’s surroundings back to […]
    2016.12.01Jillian Japka
  • Lighthouse Residence
    Lighthouse Residence is an elegant family home located in South Korea. The home is designed by Leeslist, an architecture studio also based out of South Korea. The dwelling is located on its own plot, but the area is expected to grow and become crowded with houses in the near future. With this in mind, the architects […]
    2016.11.24Jillian Japka
  • House in Kaijin
    Located in Funabashi, on the Chiba prefecture at the east of Tokyo, stands an unabashed contemporary dwelling designed by Fuse Atelier. The celebrated practice was commissioned to creatively make the best of the 70m2 base for a three-storey high programme; for that reason House in Kaijin sports a dexterous and dynamic design throughout, with an […]
    2016.11.22Mateus Andrade
  • House in Alcobaça
    This stunning build is the result of a renovation project of an existing, traditional home in Alcobaça, Portugal. Designed by minimalist favourite Aires Mateus, this dwelling looks forward with a modern edition, while at the same time respecting the original home that came before. One of the main features of this dwelling is the white […]
    2016.11.17Jillian Japka
  • Villa Klánovice
    A strong duality comes into play for the surprisingly nimble Villa Klánovice. Prague based architecture firm ADR was commissioned to design an unassuming dwelling, and thus, the welcoming card is an orderly grey façade surrounded by unchained nature on all sides. Stepping in, a clever inversion happens, as a rich minimalist programme takes charge. Inside […]
    2016.11.01Mateus Andrade
  • A House By The Sea
    Located in Shavei Tzion, Israel, A House By The Sea is an admirable and grand 280m2 house designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects, who were inspired by its privileged emplacement. Light and horizon play together within the design of this home located on the mediterranean shore. The shining sun, a long wire thin line, and the blue of […]
    2016.10.28Jorge San Luis
  • Bendigo House
    Bendigo House is a remarkably unique home located on several acres in Victoria, Australia. Designed by Flack Studio, the interior is thoughtfully designed to be an exciting visual experience. According to Flack: The interior of the long, spacious pavilion-style house has been paid uncompromising attention. Opulent, textural materials, a deep tonal palette and generosity of space create a […]
    2016.10.20Jillian Japka
  • La Pinada House
    La Pinada House is a renovation project that gives new life to a home that has been occupied by the same family for several generations. Designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, the house is comprised of two main volumes clad in white siding. The uppermost story is shifted on its lower counterpart, forming an asymmetrical cantilever over the front […]
    2016.10.13Jillian Japka
  • MM House
    As you stroll through the gorgeous island of Mallorca, more precisely in the capital, you are faced with steep hills; a fair price to pay for the striking views in reward. As you continue on your path, in the midst of numerous ordinary dwellings, a white geometric sighting catches your attention. A true modern invasion of […]
    2016.10.12Mateus Andrade
  • Villa CD
    Villa CD is a lovely private residence built on the sand dunes of the Belgian seaside. Designed by Office O Architects, this home utilises its challenging site to create a truly unique and gorgeous dwelling. The front of the home appears as a single level rectangular form; it is only in the back that we are revealed […]
    2016.10.06Jillian Japka
  • Villa J2
    Villa J2 is a lovely family home in Sweden designed by Jonas Lindvall of the Swedish multidisciplinary design firm Lindvall A & D. Family life was a central goal of this design, therefore the home was planned with a central hub for social interaction. This main area is located on the ground floor and includes the kitchen, dining, […]
    2016.09.22Jillian Japka
  • Lakeside House
    Lakeside House is a long and elegant silhouette set against a mountainous backdrop. Designed by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates, this Japanese home utilises its inspiring environment as a key feature in the design. The structure is a long rectangle with floor to ceiling windows that frame excellent views of the landscape. The oversized windows blur the boundaries of […]
    2016.09.15Jillian Japka
  • House in Guimarães
    From time to time some projects deserve a second look. That is when Minimalissimo revisits outstanding pieces from the past. Take a look at this beauty originally covered 6 years ago: An audacious dwelling dares to break the mould in the historical city of Guimarães, Portugal. The northbound city is known for being the first […]
    2016.08.30Mateus Andrade
  • Reydon Grove Farm
    Reydon Grove Farm is a long and narrow home situated in Suffolk, England. Designed by minimalist favourite Norm Architects, the low-lying dwelling reflects its environment with a refined structure and neutral colour palette. The scale was thoughtfully placed so as to correspond with the existing buildings on site, a barn and dairy. Reflecting the trees on site, the […]
    2016.08.25Jillian Japka
  • Olguín House
    Located in a low-key street of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, México, a striking white brick wall welcomes all visitors to an unusual dwelling in its neighbourhood. As each adjacent house fits the classic standards, Abraham Cota Paredes‘ creation starts off with a simple role reversal, as the often support role of the brick divider is given […]
    2016.08.23Mateus Andrade
  • White House in Santorini
    This beautiful white house on the Greek island of Santorini consists of a series of staggered blocks that emulate the traditional housing on the Cyclades. A family retreat designed by Greek architects Alexandros Kapsimalis and Marianna Kapsimali in the outskirts of the village of Messaria. Each room of the residence is contained within a white-rendered […]
  • House in Matosinhos
    On a long and narrow plot in Portugal sits House in Matosinhos — a white, modern home that stands out from its neighbours. Wedged between two traditional structures, this residence is designed to add privacy while utilising as much of the small site as possible. The majority of the exterior walls are tightly position against the street or the neighbouring […]
    2016.08.18Jillian Japka
  • House in Alentejo Coast
    House in Alentejo Coast is defined by its relationship to the arid Portuguese landscape and its vegetation. Designed by Aires Mateus, this unique home circles a broad area of trees and sandy floor. The design is reminiscent of a home with a courtyard, but it is an exaggerated courtyard, with less defining walls and more extravagant […]
    2016.08.11Jillian Japka
  • Konieczny’s Ark
    Standing in an idyllic hillside of Brenna, in southern Poland, is a curious residence striking a resemblance to a figurative representation of Noah’s Ark from the Genesis flood narrative. How exactly did a cautionary tale from yore become the main visual inspiration behind a minimalist project? Well, for starters, it must be said that any […]
    2016.07.26Mateus Andrade
  • 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