AARA – architects atelier ryo abe has renovated a small 50-year-old wooden shed in a green residential area of kanagawa, japan, into a house & atelier for a couple of three graphic designers and their families. situated in a triangular plot surrounded with bamboo bushes, the residence is built around the main theme of fusing architecture with its lively outline. by obfuscating various boundaries..
The Mountain House is a minimalist residence located in Oberschlierbach, Austria, designed by Sigurd Larsen. The element of a wooden bench in the kitchen (Eckbank) is an essential part of an Austrian home. In this house the bench is located at the key point where the house meets the green sloping hills. Together with a staircase, this element forms the heart of the house and highlights the speci..
Catwalk House is a minimal residence located in Hyogo, Japan, designed by Hitotomori Design Studio. This is a renovation of a house which will be lived in by an adult, their child, and two cats. Built 40 years ago, the client expressed a desire for the renovation to allow the house to be comfortably lived in for another 40 years. While a series of anti-earthquake support braces normally creates ..
As part of a house design project, Ukrainian architect Sergey Makhno designed this bedroom that features a unique wood floor.The design of the bedroom has been inspired by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi that finds beauty and harmony in imperfections, such as the natural grain, cracks, and knots found in this wood flooring.The 500-year-old oak wood floor that looks like puzzle pieces that p..
Kovalska is the largest manufacturer of building materials in Ukraine and one of the leading developers. More than 70% of projects accomplished in the Ukrainian capital have been constructed by applying concrete from Kovalska.The office is located in the building of a functioning factory of the company, built in the Soviet period. A monumental mosaic panel on the facade, brutal proportions of sp..
on a narrow site in barcelona, barbara appolloni arquitecta has carved a haven of exposed concrete and glass from a former car garage. designed from the inside out, the original building has been shaped into a ‘shoebox style’ apartment where architecture becomes part of the interior decoration, resulting in a series of beautifully contemporary living spaces. on the plot measuring 3.60m x 10m, th..
New York architect Maria Milans del Bosch has designed a house and studio for herself in the Catskills with interventions that are mindful of the natural setting.The Spanish architect designed the two-storey home Camp O in Claryville, which is a two-hour drive north of New York City where her practice Maria Milans Studio is based.The home, which has a long and narrow footprint, is also nestled i..
marshall blecher & studio fokstrot have unveiled a system of floating islands for copenhagen that seeks to provide a new type of public space for the city’s harbor. designed as a sort of parkipelago, the copenhagen islands will be open and free to be used by boaters, fishermen, kayakers, stargazers, swimmers, or just anyone that wants to be outside. the copenhagen islands by marshall blecher & s..
First House is a minimal residence located in Murcia, Spain, designed by HANGHAR. The project consists of the renovation of a 160m2 apartment in a 1950s building in the south of Spain. The building, the first reinforced concrete high-rise in the city, was built with poor construction materials which lead to the decision of having to demolish the entire apartment and rebuild from scratch. The own..
unparelld’arquitectes has transformed a party wall in the old city center of olot, spain, with an inhabitable brick façade of three vaults and four niches. titled can sau emergency scenery, the intervention offers a new public space while consolidating the party wall and guaranteeing its waterproof qualities. the structure completes the four existing stepped buttresses it has been built upon, re..
Chelsea Loft is a minimalist space located in New York, New York, designed by Worrell Yeung. Located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, the organizing design strategy of this renovation was to maintain openness and daylight in the public living zones, while minimizing the amount of partitions to accommodate private rooms for a family with small children. Occupying a half floor of a cl..
adjaye associates, the architecture firm led by david adjaye, has completed a ground-up retail development adjacent to the beverly center in los angeles. the project, which is the firm’s first in LA, is defined by its use of concrete — the pink hue of which is described as an ‘ode to the luminosity of california‘. sited at the foot of the eight-story mall, which was recently renovated by fuksas,..
This intervention attempts to give new life to an old penthouse, formerly used as the water deposit of the building. The primary idea was to accumulate the different activities the place could house into the minimum number of spaces, as well as connecting as much as possible the main activities to the terrace, which is almost as big as this one.In this regard we end up having one big space that ..
The Pine is a minimalist townhouse located in Changning, China, designed by Studio Glume. All of the residential houses in this community are in brick and wood construction, and the inside volume outline of each building are identical as well. There are many excellent buildings preserved in Shanghai during the Republic of China, however, these residential houses of this district are lacking in b..
Casa Sierra Fría is a minimalist home located in Mexico City, Mexico, designed by Esrawe Studio. The request was for an intimate space for a four-person family. A search for promoting spaces of encounter and interaction, fostering an introspective relationship, isolated from the exterior. A series of volumes, in a horseshoe shape, reveal themselves and unwind throughout the way. The continuity o..