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Architecture

  • 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
  • Flos Stand x VVD
    At this year’s Light + Building Fair, architect Vincent Van Duysen paired with lighting group Flos to construct a pavilion that is both eye catching and understated, and most importantly, highlights the unique Flos fixtures on display. Van Duysen speaks on the Flos Stand: Thanks to cutting-edge technologies and unique design approach, the relationship between light […]
    2016.04.21Jillian Japka
  • 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
  • Renovation in Akasaka
    Renovation in Akasaka is a loft-style apartment that has been remodelled into a minimalist haven. The original structure, built in the 1970’s, had low ceilings and many walls dividing the various rooms. The designers, FrontOfficeTokyo, removed these elements to open up the space. The residence now features an open floor plan, and the high ceilings reveal exposed beams […]
    2016.04.14Jillian Japka
  • 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
  • Seashore Library
    As the trend for electronic books grow steadily, it’s reassuring to see several manoeuvres from the printed books devotees to keep this beloved format afloat above the competition. Vector Architects offers their contribution with the Seashore Library, a handsome concrete-clad monolith located in the Beidaihe New District. Right in the middle of the sheltered library […]
    2016.04.05Mateus Andrade
  • Pinakothek Der Moderne
    Located in Munich, between the rigid chessboard grid of the Maxvorstadt and the irregular system of the old city centre, the starting-point for Stephan Braunfels Architekten was to fit the new museum, Pinakothek Der Moderne, into this urban context. Therefore they opened the museum to both sides, with a great diagonal that links the two entrances, […]
    2016.04.01Jorge San Luis
  • PLK12A
    PLK12A is a lovely apartment residence that embraces a monochrome colour palette. Designed by Moscow-based architects M17, this interior proves that the best colour is often a lack of colour. PLK12A starts with a strong concrete foundation which is contrasted with dark wood and black and white accents. This juxtaposition is best observed in the kitchen, where white […]
    2016.03.31Jillian 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
  • Szczecin Philharmonic Hall
    Located in the heart of Szczecin city, north-west Poland, its symbolic Philharmonic Hall emerges majestically with a spectacular translucent ribbed-glass façade and a characteristic roof profile that gives the appearance of multiple structures joined together. Built on the historical site of the old ‘Konzerthaus’, which was demolished during World War II, the structure enhances the city’s specific historical identity with a […]
    2016.03.11Jorge San Luis
  • 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
  • Loft Apartment
    Loft Apartment is a powerful residential renovation in Melbourne designed by Australia’s AAArchitects. A space that is almost too striking for words, Loft Apartment is a sea of monochrome with an all-consuming feature: the addition of curvilinear forms. The swerved, twisted, and arched walls transform the white spans of plaster into a structure that feels closer to art than […]
    2016.03.03Jillian 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
  • Setouchi Aonagi
    Tadao Ando, champion of minimalist architecture, has completed this intimate retreat on the island of Shikoku in his home country, Japan. The seven room hotel, called Setouchi Aonagi, provides a calming and refreshing environment through its luxurious yet minimal aesthetic — an aesthetic that Ando has perfected. Ando’s signature design elements fill the structure; the large expanses of […]
    2016.02.25Jillian Japka
  • Fire Station
    This minimal rose-tinted fire station is designed by Italian studio Pedevilla Architects for the little town of Vierschach in the region of South Tyrol, Italy. Built at 1,130m above sea level from lightweight concrete, the design prioritises simplicity and durability. The functions are well organised, and to make a connection between the second level and the […]
  • 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
  • H67 Apartment
    Habitat 67 is a housing project consisting of 354 identical prefabricated concrete units, a tour de force to what it means to deal with high-density structure for living. Gathering praise and controversial analysis from urbanists since its inception, this project is an irrefutable icon of experimentalism in architecture. A project that even in contemporary standards still […]
    2016.02.16Mateus Andrade
  • 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
  • Garden Chapel
    The illuminated pentagon of the Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel stands isolated and bright, like a lighthouse calling its ships home. The chapel, designed by AZL Architects, is placed on a riverbank site in Wanjing Garden, a park in the city of Nanjing, China. Once inside, one is struck by an overwhelming lack of colour; white is abound. Despite initial […]
    2016.02.11Jillian 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