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Farmhouse Gironde Estuary is a minimal home located in Poitou-Charentes, France, designed by Martin Migeon Architecture. The initial focus of the redesign was to extend the property, providing an uninterrupted vista across the estuary. Previously, the original structures centred around a common courtyard, a relic from its agricultural past when vistas were secondary to utility.
Svart Hus is a minimal residence located in Door County, Wisconsin, designed by Kate Smith. Nestled on a five-acre meadow, this visually unassuming residence doubles as a work and living retreat. Wood was sourced through Portland-based Nakamoto Forestry, the home features Shou Sugi Ban wood, a Japanese technique of charring wood that lends durability and carbon-sequestering properties.
Steel House is a minimal residence located in Gadigal, Australia, designed by Retallack Thompson. Situated on the site of a long-vanished cottage, the Steel House stands as a modern interpretation of the past. This innovative structure, built on the remnants of a home that succumbed to fire at the dawn of the 20th century, seeks to mend the disrupted heritage pattern of the area.
Bredören is a minimal home located in Mälaren, Sweden, designed by Arrhov Frick. The gabled roof utilizes a semi-transparent polycarbonate with eaves that overhang beyond the terrace to provide additional shelter and coverage. A glass facade framed by a wooden grid overlooks the peaceful surrounding.
Suncatcher Cottage is a minimal home located in London, United Kingdom, designed by Francesco Pierazzi Architects. In the quiet suburban town of Purley, Croydon, a young family of four has embarked on an ambitious journey to transform their steep-roofed cottage into a contemporary haven.
Summer Houses in Rågeleje are minimal holiday homes located in Rågeleje, Denmark, designed by Pihlmann Architects and Kim Lenschow. Nestled amid a verdant mix of deciduous and coniferous trees, shrubs, and rhododendrons, a quartet of understated homes stands as a testament to minimalist design and harmonious living.
Casa de la Cañada is a minimal residence located in Naucalpan, Mexico, designed by Escobedo Soliz. Nestled in a challenging, narrow plot with significant slopes, a remarkable residence takes advantage of its surroundings, showcasing an innovative approach to minimalist design. Located adjacent to a protected federal area that preserves a portion of a gorge and a river, the home embraces its natural setting, integrating it seamlessly into the architecture.
The Arches is a minimal space located in London, United Kingdom, designed by DHaus. In the heart of North-West London, a team of dedicated designers and builders have spent the last four to five years overcoming numerous challenges, including Brexit, Covid, and global conflicts, to create a unique and innovative housing project.
Rebuild of Koyagi is a minimal residence located in Gunma, Japan, designed by KMR Architects. The house is situated on a small road branching off a major highway, adjacent to a peaceful countryside with farms and fields. Despite appearing new, it is actually a renovated building meeting adjustment control zone conditions.
White Patio House is a minimal residence located in London, United Kingdom, designed by Pashenko Works. The building’s central atrium serves as the focal point, allowing natural light to penetrate the interior and lessen the need for artificial lighting. This feature also helps to warm the house during the cooler months via solar gains.
Villa Butter is a minimal residence located in Gotland, Sweden, designed by ATELJÉ Ö. Upon arriving at Villa Butter, visitors are immediately struck by the breathtaking view from the edge of a 20-meter cliff overlooking the ocean. However, the true heart of the design lies in the beautiful grove in which the house is situated.
Casa Chouso is a minimal home located in Ansião, Portugal, designed by Bruno Dias. Casa Chouso, a new residential project located in the humble village of Casal de S. Brás, features stunning views of both the village and the Sicó hills. The concept for the project was inspired by the natural surroundings of the land.
Box Hill House is a minimal home located in Box Hill South, Australia, designed by Edition Office. Box Hill House sits on a generous block hemmed in on both sides by townhouses on a leafy Eastern suburban street where original interwar housing stock is slowly being replaced.
Gallery / Salon H is a minimal space located in Mie, Japan, designed by Niimori Jamison. In the bustling city of Iga, which has transformed from its historical roots into a hub of industrial activity, lies Gallery/Salon H. Nestled in a residential area developed in the 1970s for local factory workers, the building stands out amidst the towering factories along the south side of the Meihan Expressway that bisects the city
Residential Building in Aarau is a minimal residence located in Aarau, Switzerland, designed by Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects. Nestled on the edge of a housing development and bordering a scenic agricultural zone, this building boasts a unique architectural concept that takes full advantage of its elevated location and open surroundings
Artist Studio is a minimal space located in Conches, Switzerland, designed by Cabinet. The curved gallery, embracing the garden, showcases the movement of light and the rhythm of the seasons, themes that are intimately tied to the artist’s work. The studio’s silhouette mimics the picturesque roofs of its surroundings, while its shed typology speaks to its purpose.
Thirteen Beach House is a minimal home located in Barwon Heads, Australia, designed by MGAO. The project in question is a private residence situated in the Links Golfcourse development in Thirteenth Beach, a small coastal town located along the Victorian coastline. Being situated in a predominantly residential housing development, the design team responded to the client’s brief by creating an inward-focused courtyard house.
Villa W is a minimal residence located in Beerse, Belgium, designed by Archiles Architecten. The villa is in a green residential neighborhood. A white ground-floor villa that no longer met current sustainability standards stood on the site. The decision was made in consultation with the client to demolish the existing villa and construct a new, modern ground-floor villa.
Clapham Common Extension is a minimal home located in London, United Kingdom, designed by Matthew Giles Architects. A four-storey semi-detached house in the Clapham Park and Northbourne Road Conservation Area has undergone renovations led by Matthew Giles Architects
Mountain House II is a minimal residence located in Gerbaix, France, designed by Studio Razavi Architecture. The family of four commissioned this house to be their primary residence as they moved to France from the UK. It is located in the lower Alps, a more rural area rather than a ski destination
Hygrometern is a minimal housing project located in Ystad, Sweden, designed by Johan Sundberg Arkitektur. Twenty units overall, evenly distributed between two-room and three-room flats, are housed in the project’s four two-story structures. The proposal is divided into several smaller built volumes rather than having all the flats combined into one large volume
Victoria House is a minimal residence located in rural Victoria, Australia, designed by Pipkorn Kilpatrick. The backdrop for this concrete and sandstone house in rural Victoria was rather stunning, looking out over rolling hills and a winding river. When the studio joined the project, Pickering Design had already completed the architectural shell, but assistance was required to tie the interiors into the surroundings and the existing sandstone stables
BD House is a minimal residence located in Bergen, The Netherlands, designed by Space Encounters. A small white cottage from the 1950s in the picturesque village of Bergen turned out to be technically and physically unsound for modern living requirements.
AB House is a minimal home located in Barwon Heads, Australia, designed by Office MI-JI. This second residence, a confined dwelling on a Barwon Heads block, divides interaction across the site to intensify it when required. The house is divided into basic components with different spatial organization and is raised from the ground as a result of a flooding overlay
6×60 House is a minimal residence located in Schwabhausen, Germany, designed by Alexander Tochtermann Architekten in collaboration with Philipp Wündrich Architekten. A one-story structure, 6×60 House is located next to a stream. It houses three flats of various sizes that belong to three separate family members