Minimalist architecture found around the world.
Canal House Humbeek is a minimal residence located in Grimbergen, Belgium, designed by Studio Farris Architects. Interaction between the canal and the house was the focal point of the design of this single-family home. We decided to demolish the existing house and let the new house cover the entire plot.
Guest Pavilion is a minimal residence located in Quintay, Chile, designed by Tironi Bartlau. The Guest Pavilion is a freestanding extension of a beach house located at the rear of a long, narrow site that faces the Pacific Ocean. By extracting and highlighting what was already there, such as some dimensions of the house and existing trees, the studio set out to not just build an extension in the vacant space but to renovate the entire backyard, creating a series of gardens.
Sin Nombre House and Gallery is a minimal space located in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, designed by Associates Architecture. Two-floor house and gallery in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for a couple of designers. The apparently monolithic volume, introverted and wrapped completely in white plaster, sits on the existing stone plinth of the lot and surprisingly opens up to a rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the historic center.
House in South Minoh is a minimal residence located in Minoh, Japan, designed by Fujiwaramuro Architects. The clients, a couple with children, originally came to the firm with a request to renovate the childhood home of one partner to accommodate two households, theirs and their parents.
House MV is a minimal residence located in Lochristi, Belgium, designed by Wim Heylen. The project concerns a bungalow from the 1950s located on a spacious plot with green character. In the 00s, the house was extended at the rear facade with a ground floor volume in dark gray brick. The main volume also received a new cladding in white plaster with gray aluminum window frames.
Viktoria is a minimal home located in South Tyrol, Italy, designed by Architekt Andreas Gruber. The location environment is predominantly agricultural. Most of the buildings are very simple in their forms with pitched roofs and a reduced choice of materials. Andreas Gruber Architects developed a concept for Viktoria that incorporates the landscape and building culture parameters of the location.
House in Saint-Julien is a minimal residence located in Saint-Julien-le-Petit, France, designed by ciguë. This wooden house scrupulously chooses its land, its exposure, its height, and its references (from Japanese architecture to Californian Case Study Houses) to revisit the archetype of the country house. A place in which you live in carefree and unconfined, in direct contact with the landscape, surrounded by bare necessities.
S House is a minimal home located in Perchtoldsdorf, Austria, designed by Juri Troy Architects. This residential building of a young family is located on the southern foothills of the Vienna Woods on the outskirts of Perchtoldsdorf. The elongated, two-storey structure nestles against the site and stretches up the gentle hill from south to north. The building presents itself as a two-part narrow structure in the street space.
Flagpole in Nakameguro is a minimal residence located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by SALHAUS. Forty-five square meters is not an extremely small lot in Tokyo, but a flag lot of this size is scarce. The architect thought it would be challenging to plan a house here when they first visited the site. Meanwhile, the client said it was just the right size for him.
Saku House is a minimal home located in Nagano, Japan, designed by Tamada & Wakimoto Architects. The clients, who will be buying a home in the city, will be using this as a summer home. Consisting of three glass walls, the home features an open floor plan to allow natural light into the main living area as well as the lofted space above.
Hilltop House is a minimal residence located in Shiga, Japan, designed by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects. The house has been built on top of a hill that was generated during land development at the foot of mountain. The housing site occupies about 830 m2, and is situated in a location with nice panoramic views of nearby mountains. The approach that looks like a forest path branches off from a road at the foot of the hill, and leads to the house entrance.
Haus E is a minimal home located in Cannobio, Italy, designed by Bergmeisterwolf. Haus E springs up towards the lake like a telescope overlooking the valley. An infinity pool leaps towards the lake joining the water of the lake and the water of the pool, merging boundaries between built environment and natural one.
Escenario SHIROKANE is a minimal architecture project located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Sasaki Architecture. This project has a triple role of residential, retail, and office spaces within the building complex. Located in Shirokane, Minato ward in Tokyo, it is located at a corner of a four-way intersection on Gonohashidori — a street which extends to the south of Furukawa River.
Peter Ochs-Strasse is a minimal extension located in Basel, Switzerland, designed by Felippi Wyssen Architects. The extension features a lifted balcony constructed of metal and wood, which are reflected in the corrugated metal roofing sitting atop the wooden overhang. The roof extension is augmented into skylights within the interior to provide additional natural light.
The Eagle’s Nest is a minimal residence located in Lanaudière, Canada, designed by mainstudio. The bunkhouse, designed to accommodate 30 campers, was built as a replacement for an outdated cottage that was located on the same site and given the same name – The Eagle’s Nest. The location of this bunkhouse stands out in the overall layout of the camp pavilions. Located on a promontory with impressive mature conifers overlooking a beautiful lake, it is set apart from other facilities.
Sorrento Beach House is a minimal residence located in Port Phillip Bay, Australia, designed by Pandolfini Architects. Nestled amongst holiday homes on the edge of Port Phillip Bay, the Sorrento Beach House has been conceived with a nostalgia for the simple forms and materials of holiday homes of the past.
Qaysariyah Suq is a minimal home located in Muharraq, Bahrain, designed by Studio Anne Holtrop. The Qaysariyah Suq and Amarat Fahkro played an important role in the pearling economy as it hosted coffee shops where some of the pearl purchasing deals took place, as well as the place where wood for building the pearling fleets would be received and stored.
ETT is a minimal cafe located in Damyang, South Korea, designed by CLOUD DESIGN. When designing a commercial space, the design philosophy was to coordinate with the surroundings. In this project, the existing building was renovated to harmonize with nature as much as possible. Natural stones were used to create steps connecting the outside to the interior. Minimalism, warmth, nature, and art have become the main focal points in the expression of this space.
Shack in the Rocks is a minimal home located in Victoria, Australia, designed by Sean Godsell Architects. A previous scheme for this site was shelved due to cost. In reappraising the problem the architects suggested to our client that they might consider a simple farm shed to provide rudimentary accommodation on a different part of the site from the previous scheme.
House in Takaoka is a minimal residence located in Toyama, Japan, designed by UNEMORI ARCHITECTS. The one-story structure is constructed of reinforced concrete and wood, and is elevated above ground via an array of concrete stilts. The columns are placed on the edges sand perimeter of the home, making sure that visual access to the outside is not obscured.
Federal House is a minimal residence located in New South Wales, Australia, designed by Edition Office. The living spaces and internal garden of our Federal House are wrapped by an open air hall and lay sheltered from the western by sun behind a screen of deep, rough sawn timber battens. The principle bedroom of the Federal House extends out over a shaped black concrete mass that anchors the home to the falling ground.
Weather House is a minimal residence located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by not architects studio. In front of the site, there is a large park with lush greenery that serves as a walking path for people. When you are in the park, your place and the way you spend your time will keep changing throughout the year depending on the weather, season, and time. This is a proposal for a house with a free place to live that keeps changing, just like the way you spend time in a park.
House in the Forest is a minimal home located in Hokkaido, Japan, designed by Florian Busch Architects. This project begins with close to three hectares of barely touched forest. Only a short distance from Niseko’s ski slopes, the silence here is the antithesis of the vacation bustle that has turned several of the renown ski area’s towns into a haphazard sprawl of increasingly suburban dimensions.
I House in Izu-Kogen is a minimal home located in Shizuoka, Japan, designed by Florian Busch Architects. The brief for this project was, like the site, encouragingly modest: A small shelter for an urban family to spend their weekends. When the architects went there for the first time, they understood why the brief had not mentioned the views.