Category
Architecture

  • Bündner Kunstmuseum
    June this year saw the opening of the new and incredibly designed building by Barcelona-based studio Barozzi Veiga — a project developed to be an extension of the Villa Planta, which accommodates the Bündner Kunstmuseum, in the Swiss city of Chur. The striking cubic 4,000-square-metres building, an exercise of integration within an urban ensemble, is understood as […]
    2016.09.30Jorge San Luis
  • Cointec Office
    Cointec Office is a workspace for a consultant firm designed by Spanish architecture firm Dot Partners. The office was designed to emphasise spaciousness, with one large room stretching across the entire structure. Select furnishings and carefully placed glass partitions divide the space according to use. The work stations are scattered throughout the large, open rooms, while […]
    2016.09.29Jillian 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
  • Casa das Mudas
    A beautiful extension of a pastoral cliff on the coast of Madeira, Portugal; an eclectic museum sports a beautiful façade made of dark stones. The transition would be seamless if not for the absolute geometric forms emerging from the ground up. Casa das Mudas is a striking visual intervention offering a home for cultural activities but, […]
    2016.09.20Mateus Andrade
  • Au Pont Rouge
    In Au Pont Rouge, a 110 year old iconic department store located in Saint Petersburg, architecture studio Cheungvogl has created a singular and innovative open exhibition retail space around a robotic system. The customer scans items to his/her virtual basket and upon purchase, the robotic system processes the order in the background to the point of […]
    2016.09.16Jorge San Luis
  • 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
  • Espace Arbois Duranne
    A unique form of pre-fabricated concrete rises from a natural rock wall in Aix-en-Provence, France. Designed by architecture firm Atelier Fernandez & Serres, this cultural centre provides both interior and exterior congregation spaces for the city. The defining feature of the structure is a long, curvilinear wall which wraps the courtyard in a nearly complete circle. This circle […]
    2016.09.08Jillian Japka
  • House of Prayer
    House of Prayer is an unassuming structure who’s function is only delineated by a subtle cross, placed on a simple tower atop of the roof. The chapel is located in the Czech Republic and designed by Fránek Architects, based in the same country. From the exterior one notices a simple, rectangular structure with an elegantly […]
    2016.09.01Jillian 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
  • RiverS
    Hailing from Kiev is an outstanding exercise of practicality and visual lightness from architect Emil Dervish. Making the most out of 64sqm for his client, this urban dwelling manages to pack visual impact with handpicked design and brings out a sense of amplitude to a compact dwelling. RiverS is a project unambiguously minimalist, especially as […]
    2016.08.09Mateus Andrade
  • The Void
    The Void is surely a strange choice of name for this community centre in Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea. Designed by Hyunjoon Yoo Architects, this is their first project built on an island, where majority of the population is elderly. The Void consists of a restaurant and a public bathhouse, due to rising demand of proper […]
    2016.08.06Nhat Vo
  • Dafundo Apartment
    The Portuguese architecture firm of João Tiago Aguiar has designed this elegant classic-meets-modern apartment on a river bank in their home country. Dafundo Apartment features everything we’ve come to expect from great minimal spaces: open and airy rooms, abundant natural light, and few furnishings. The modern design of Dafundo Apartment merges effortlessly with its classic building. I […]
    2016.08.04Jillian 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
  • Juergen Teller Studio
    The Juergen Teller Studio in London is a series of three buildings and gardens for photographer Juergen Teller. Designed by 6a Architects, this studio is located on a long and narrow site in the heart of the city. An unassuming brick building from the outside, this dwelling contains offices, a studio space, a library and archive, […]
    2016.07.21Jillian Japka
  • 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
  • St. Elie Church
    Situated against the rocky hill of Mt. Lebanon in Chouf District is St. Elie Church, designed by Maroun Lahoud. The Paris-based architect was commissioned to design the project, which acts as a reconciliation between Christian and Druze groups following the civil war within the region. St. Elie Church is constructed with different volumes of polished stones, which […]
    2016.07.16Nhat Vo
  • 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
  • AIAIAI Flagship Store
    The AIAIAI Flagship Store, located in Copenhagen, was designed to showcase the brand’s TMA-2 headphones. These headphones are unique — their modular design allows them to be configured in multiple styles. The store needed to showcase these different configurations in an aesthetically captivating way. Designer Borg Brückner rose to the challenge and created a flexible interior that can […]
    2016.07.07Jillian Japka