Tag Archives: minimal

Diamond Tree Villa – Italy

Diamond Tree is a villa designed by 3ndy Studio for a family in Ponzano Veneto, Italy in between the residential and rural north-west areas of Treviso. All paths inside the villa are continuous with no confines nor interruptions, so that the inhabitants can move freely without passing through any doors from one room to another. The main bedroom is separated...

Sympathetic Apartment – Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is a busy city, a place where houses increasingly give way to buildings, a couple had the good fortune of finding a ground floor apartment with a gigantic garden. However, the space was narrow, very dark and divided into several smaller rooms. They wanted it to reflect their personalities, prioritising the connection between the living spaces and the garden, which is basically twice...

A house within a house – Switzerland

The clients' desire was to live in a timber house. However, located in Vitznau, Switzerland the challenging geology combined with the hillside location prompted alp Architektur Lischer Partner to design a solid construction in which the hard shell of the concrete facade encases and protects the soft core of the timber house. The prefabricated timber frames were erected, sealed and...

hypnotic family home

In a departure from the conventional a 5-person family was moving from a suburban house to an old town apartment. The family who believe that home is inhabited by people, stories and experiences, and not by things. Thus, their key objective was to live in a ‘minimalist’ fashion – in terms of style as well as in terms of the amount of material things. The brief...

1950’s worshop

A designer, his two sons and their terrier Winston share a small 1950’s building that stands rather unnoticed among its neighbors in the Mile-Ex district in Montreal. The robust walls of this former workshop hide a well designed conversion within led by Atelier Moderno. Large windows and full-height steel door which are slightly recessed announce the minimalist mastery of the interior plan....

Adapting on the Mornington Peninsula

Australian’s are good at adapting. We’ve been forced to do it for as long as we’ve lived here. So when Bower Architects were faced with what they described as a “battle-axe” block of land on the Mornington Peninsula they simply adapted to it. And from that was born the “Hover House.” The house is formed around a central courtyard that to me is almost an Australian...

Following the natural contours …

Designed for a family of four with anticipation of a fifth addition located near the Norwegian village of Geilo, a popular skiing destination in the valley Hallingdal. Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter designed the mountain cabin by reinterpreting the local architectural language and building techniques. The house consists of a main body, housing mostly bedrooms, which follow the natural contours of the landscape and splits into two living...

“less is more”

There is an adage in design that the sign of a good designer is in what they leave out of a room more so than what they put in… or something to that effect anyway. Essentially “less is more”. The maestros at Studio Ko have, in their Moroccan project Villa E, created a house that speaks volumes of this mantra and through impeccable detailing and...

Central Park duplex

This duplex penthouse designed by David Hotson Architects in association with Legorretta+Legorretta overlooks Central Park. The elegant minimalistic home features a blackened steel stairway suspended from the upper level structure.  The suspended stairway hangs over a stunning marble plinth which transitions into stairs and pond occupying the entry hall of the loft and lower level living space.  The warm oak floors and painted red walls...

Zaha Hadid Heydar Aliyev Centre

What’s not to love about Zaha Hadid and the recently completed Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan.  Making a stark departure from the rigid and often monumental architecture of the former Soviet Union that is so prevalent in Baku Zaha Hadid architects set out to create fluid architecture with continuous calligraphic scripts and patterning of historical Islamic architecture that flow from carpets to walls, walls...