Minimalist interiors can look very different from one to the next by applying alternative colours schemes, furnishings, materials, textures, and light. However, interiors with less will have one thing in common: more space. Hence that common expression made popular by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe. Today we explore the interior renovation of Project K, designed by Studio Hazeldean, a London-based micro-studio led by duo Dan and Matt.
Project K, located in Surrey, England, is a minimal private residence with an open-plan program that seamlessly incorporates the kitchen, dining, and living spaces. With a Japanese influence applied to the aesthetics, the cool-toned, modern design encourages a stronger and more intimate connection with nature by using large sliding glass doors leading to a beautifully landscaped garden. The key to this was ditching conventional living and small boxy rooms, clearing the way for the space and inhabitant to breathe.
We started with the question: how can the interior become one with the outdoors? Not just practically, but also a seamless continuation of geometry, texture, and colour.
The decision was to demolish the exterior and central dividing walls, relocate four internal doors, and create a 52 square metre open-plan room. This resulted in a modern, light-filled “gallery” with the garden viewed through 6 metre sliding glass doors.
A resin floor flows through the strikingly minimal space. Soaped oak, sintered stone, and leather give textural interest, and subtle Japanese references come from the giant clay planter and flat woven rug. Soft greys and greens subtly link with nature.