Located in Australia, on an extremely small parcel of land. This spacious structure appears as a joinery item, internally integrating concrete, hoop-pine and Tallowwood. This contrast establishes a warm yet polished atmosphere throughout.
Located in Australia, on an extremely small parcel of land. This spacious structure appears as a joinery item, internally integrating concrete, hoop-pine and Tallowwood. This contrast establishes a warm yet polished atmosphere throughout.
- Beach Ave House -
Schulberg Demkiw Architects
Build in Aichi Prefecture (Japan), this house is a small house for a couple, child, and cat.
- House of Resonance -
In the rural landscape between the villages of Makkinga and Donkerbroek in the northern province of Friesland (The Netherlands), the Makkinga house lies secluded by trees. Its orientation and use of materials create the effect of a dialogue with the surrounding natural landscape.
- Makkinga House -
According to Renzo Piano, this project is based on "the idea of realizing a minimum refuge which can be used for emergencies, working in a small scale, and being self-sufficient and sustainable. A small residence unit using only natural energy sources."
This house was construc in Well am Rhein (Germany) and the project is named after the Greek philosopher Diogenes.
- Diogene House -
Located in Asahikawa in Hokkaido Prefecture (Japan), the house was built on a neighbouring plot situated on the southern end of the owner’s family’s home. Due to the climatic conditions of Asahikawa – the design brief called for an effective architectural solution that not only incorporates good snow management system but also one that is able to minimise heat build up in summer, and reduce the pressure on heaters in winter.
- CYIN House -
Unique shape of the house reflects mountain lines and can be easily integrated into the natural environment. Diagonal construction of the space provides blurred transitions between the functional areas and creates visual lightness. Wood as the main material in interior creates a delicate, warm atmosphere.
This residence (located in Ukraine) is designed for getting the most relaxation and pleasure from the symbiosis between a human and nature.
- Valley House -
Occupying a corner site in a residential area of Japan's Shiga prefecture; the client requested to have "a space that can be used as a gallery in the house in addition to the habitable space".
- Framing House -
FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects
The white house of one-story is located in a calm residential area in Tochigi (Japan). The symmetric elevation is composed of a white cubic volume as Living/Dining space, and a low volume that enclose the central cube.
It is a house for the client who is a great reader. He can live enjoying his reading time in this quiet but rich space, feeling the change of season thanks to the closed court yards.
- Library House -
Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Originally known as Case Study House No. 8, the Eames House was such a spatially pleasant modern residence that it became the home of the architects themselves. Charles and Ray Eames began designing the house in 1945 for the Case Study House Program in Los Angeles' Arts and Architecture Magazine published and built these case study homes that had to focus on the use of new materials and technologies developed during World War II.
- Eames House -
Charles and Ray Eames
The house, designed by General Architecture was taken apart and moved to an old pasture along the shores of Lake Hjälmaren, a few kilometers from Arboga (Sweden).
- Summer House -
Situated in Laoshan Forest to the west of central Nanjing city (China), International Practical Exhibition of Architecture (CIPEA) began in 2003 to bring twenty-four renowned international & domestic architects together onto one site. CIPEA consist of four public buildings and twenty small houses, in accordance with the brief, the houses should have at least five bedrooms, public spaces, and hospitality accommodations on 500 square meters.
- CIPEA No.4 House -
The Micro house, designed by Studio Liu Lubin in Beijing (China) is based on the minimum space people need for basic indoor movement, such as sitting, laying and standing. The form of the Micro house is designed to act as a combination of furniture and architecture elements.
- Micro House -
Studio Liu Lubin
Rectilinear piers – supporting walls between openings – can be found on all four sides, giving the building a uniform appearance from every angle. The rhythm of openings and piers echoes the regular column arrangements used in Classical architecture.
On three sides the piers frame a series of door-size windows. The fourth elevation features a colonnade using the same dimensions, creating a sheltered outdoor space.
- Skuru House -
Hermansson Hiller Lundberg
This house is a one-story wooden box located in Soja, Okayama Prefecture (Japan).
- House in Kiyone -
This project is a response to a client’s desire to build a small weekend house on an existing shared property with southern views overlooking the Berkshire Hills (USA).
In the spirit of a Japanese kimono, the house is conceived as a single sweeping volumetric “sheet” enclosure that wraps and folds into itself to form and define two major interior spaces, and tie the house with the landscape.
- Weekend House -
David Jay Weiner
The "Three Peaks" nature preserve, situated in the Nova Friburgo mountains of the Rio Bonito hinterland, was the spot chosen for the residence-cum-retreat of the director of the museum images of the unconscious, Luiz Carlos Mello. Its proximity to the river was a deciding factor among the choices presented for such a project.
- Rio Bonito House -
To provide a visual extension of the street, Makiko Tsukada architects has created the "Tunnel House", in Tokyo (Japan).
The exterior and interior are connected by a large carved-out section in the volume that is designed perpendicular to the road along which the building is situated. the tunnel-like configuration activates both "uchi" (in the tunnel) and "soto" (out of the tunnel) spaces as the home divided and linked by the gaping convex form.
- Tunnel House -
Makiko Tsukada Architects
This building stands in Takasaki (Japan) on the borderline between the wheat and the residence area. This is a duplex house where a young couple and their mother live.
- Overlapping Ears Of Rice House -
This House, was constructed in Tsukuba (Japan).
The façade creates the image of three overlapping circles rising up from the expansive lawn. A refreshing energy seems to ripple outward across the lawn.
- Circle House -
Kichi Architectural Design
More than anything else, the 'Razel Residence' (in Azriel, Israel) is the house of its residents; The colorful house with the spectacular appearance reflects its owners character in the most precise way – open and vivid, modest and true to its way, inspired by art and music.
- Razel Residence -
This house on S. Michael Island in the Azores Portuguese architect Bernardo Rodrigues comprises a jumble of curved and rectilinear volumes, creating little sheltered patios in-between them.
- House on the Flight of Birds -
The house, located in Bolton-Est (Quebec, Canada) is characterized by two stacked volumes; a wooden clad volume anchored into the mountain supports a cantilevering ground floor volume above. This gable roofed volume raised into the air gives the sensation that the house is floating amongst the trees.
- Bolton House -
Mightness, simple modular proportions, screening and layering - inspires the house.
The Premaydena House is highly visible due to its external orange metal panels, matched to the lichen ubiquitous to local beaches. The panels slide open to reveal a two-stage, private core. First, they enclose a verandah, which excludes summer sun, wind and salt moisture.
- Premaydena House -
Misho + Associates
The site is located three miles South of Mallaig, overlooking the White Sands of Morar, with the Small Isles of Rum, Eigg, Muck, and Canna as a scenic backdrop.
To address the site conditions, the holiday house consists of two stacked volumes with perpendicular focal points. The cantilevered first floor establishes a distinct connection to the distant scenery, while the ground floor below creates a focused view of the fabric of the immediate site.
- Morar House -
This House, located in San Francisco (Argentina), is the result of a search for technical, aesthetic and functional innovation. Its morphology is composed of two metal boxes placed in “L”, ordering the ground floor containing all services.
- Container House -
The Villa is located in the Mirje Suburbs within the city center of Ljubljana (Slovenia). The rough classical façade was represented with double perforated panels; the task was to achieve texture through the illusion of depth. The three-dimensional texture creates a dynamic abstraction while encapsulating its coherent volume. Diagonal crosses act as a functional and graphic representation. The crosses brace the frames of panels and create identity like façade ornaments on historical citizen villas.
- Villa Criss Cross -
Overlooking a mountain range which runs from east to west, the 'Outotunoie house' in fujieda-city (Japan) is designed by japanese practice mA-style architects. Positioned on opposing sides of the plot, two solid volumes are spaced apart to form a parking space beneath the residence.
- Outotunoie House -
Existing on a compact strip of land between the ocean and the passing street, yasutaka yoshimura architects has designed a small-scale residence in kanagawa (Japan). Window House is a weekend house facing to the Sagami Bay with view to Mt Fuji & Enoshima.
- Window House -
This family residence planned and implemented by I.R.A. in Kahohu (Japan) is composed of a one-story house accommodating an elder family and a two-story house for a younger family. In between, the architects built a Japanese style room with a terrace. The roofs of both dwellings are smoothly connected, despite their different heights.
- KHT House -
El refugio inteligente was imagined by NOEM in the Serra Espadà (Castellón) for a couple who have begun to prioritize shared time with family and friends and to enjoy nature. They used prefabricated wooden modules for a clean, quick external construction in order to ensure maximum comfort and energy efficiency. The final construction is a place to share leisure time, to enjoy the scenery and a modern house which is easily and automatically controlled from a mobile device.
- El Refugio Inteligente -
The Clubhouse project consists in a series of rocks, stones that lay in the middle of the landscape, offering that presence and visibility disguised in a natural context:They are rocks in the landscape, and they are materialized according to that. The organization of those elements make the building: 4 volumes hosting different programs linked by a common plaza, the heart of the building, the bar.
- Stone Clubhouse -
Adjacent to Tokyo Bay, this picturesque place played a huge part in inspiring the design of Villa SSK, which reminds us of the inside of a boat featuring exposed wood cladding the angled interior walls. On the other side, majestic mountains rise into the endless sky, with the house nestled comfortably between them, connecting the water with the rocky peaks.
- Villa SSK -
This is a unique house in Woerden, Netherlands. Tucked between a five-storey apartment and a classical style home, this place stands out for its modern take on traditional residences. Aptly dubbed the "Brick Wall House," this cool home features an abstract wall from which the rest of the structure seems to project.
- Brick Wall House -
Located in Krakow, this house was designed by Tadeusz Lemanski for a single resident who was keen to have a garage in his home, despite local planning rules that tightly restricted the size and shape of the new structure.
- Domo Dom House -
This house was design by ihrmk studio and it was constructed in Toyota, Japan.
The architect feel that house like “a passage of landscape which can feel difference of light, wind, sound and width of the sky depending on the space and the inside and outside continue to the scenery".
- House Passage of Landscape -
Was originally built in 1961 is situated on a hill above Dornbirn, Austria. The site, which is protected on the uphill side by a small forest, provides an astonishing view over the Rhine delta and Lake Constance.
In 2012 the house, became too small for its four inhabitants and had to be expanded fundamentally. The necessity to increase the amount of space and renew the façade, the idea came up to construct a new building envelope a certain distance around the old house.
- Hohlen House -
The Chasen Residence is in a hip and growing, yet historic, neighborhood several blocks east of downtown Raleigh. Representing a new house type in Raleigh, this house is affordable, small, modern and urban.
- Chasen Residence -
In Situ Studio
Flaunting a rough geometric interplay of lines, this peculiar collection of volumes is actually a home designed by Of Diverse Research ODR Architects, in Australia.
Seen by its creators as “a chance for interpretation as opposed to duplication” the modern geometric home “takes on a representational role. The corrugated sheet profiles pay reference to the “industrial” and working class, the second floor forms to the west abstract local hipped roof forms and acknowledge the “saw tooth” typology to the east.
- Hunter Street House -
This house was constructed in 2014 by L3P Architects in Switzerland. It was born from an interdisciplinary collaboration between the architects and building engineer. The sculptured reinforced concrete and steel framework in black-coloured exposed concrete is omnipresen.
The residence is reduced to the elementaries on naked exposed concrete, complemented through diverse handmade furniture and enveloped in a glass mantle.
- Trübel House -
The Wirra Willa Pavilion is a Miesian inspired glass pavilion situated in a vibrant and fertile, rural landscape setting not dissimilar to that seen in a Claude Monet painting. The aim was to create a multifunctional space that provided an experiential opportunity for the visitor so they could appreciate, to the full extent, the inherent beauty of the landscape. It is a special place that one can escape to find peace and solitude.
It was Designed by Matthew Woodward in Someersby, Australia.
- Wirra Willa Pavilion -
Minimal Archi wish you a Merry Christmas !
Special illustration for a special event ! It's inspired by a Lappish house, not a real building. Hope you will enjoy it !
- Merry Christmas -
The house is an elevated, single-storey building located in Gojo. Designed to accommodate a local craftsman, the MON Factory/House features a perforated, overlapping façade and encompasses both work and living spaces, two courtyards as well as a small shop situated at the front of the house.
It was Designed by Anna Nakamura and Tajyo Jinno of EASTERN Design Office in 2007.
- MON Factory/House -
EASTERN Design Office
The Perforated House is an unusual modern house with its own agenda. This house "is a plateform to establish a critical dialogue within our built environment"
It was Designed in Victoria, Australia.
- Perforated House -
Kavellaris Urban Design
Leaning House was imagine as a solution to have both southern sunlight as well as views towards the Chungpyong lake.
It was made in South Korea, near Seoul.
- Leaning House -
This farmhouse was construct on six acres of fertile land in the heart of rural Iowa. It was made by DeForest Architects
- Yum Yum Farm -
Located in the city of Savannah, this building is a symbiosis between wood structures and recycled shipping container.
- The Savannah Project -
Price Street Projects
The Black Cube House project starts with the makeover of a 1970s home. Indeed the existing house was extended in two directions & is clad in black-painted wooden panels.
It was made in Wroclaw, Poland in 2012 by KameleonLab.
- Black Cube House -
Located in Menlo Park, California, the boldly colored Cloud Street Residence impresses with its modern aesthetic.
This is was redesigned by Ana Williamson Architect in 2010.
- Cloud Street House -
Ana Williamson Architect
In many older suburbs, the typical pattern of construction is to replace an existing house with a much larger.
This Braver House, constructed in 2011 in the John Braver's sylvan neighborhood in Newton, Massachusetts is a alternative. To instead build a small, efficient residence that simultaneously minimizes its actual footprint, while maximizing its perceived sense of interior space.
- Braver House -
Created in 2004-05, Lucky Drops House is lcoated in the Setagaya district of Tokyo. It was built of a "married couple with a cat".
It was built on an extremely small lot (59m2) with a building footprint of only 22m2.
- Lucky Drops House -
Designed in 2006, Charred Cedar House is located in a residential area in Nagano, on the estate of the Kobayashi family. The clients decided to call Fujimori to design a new house that remains respectful of Japanese traditions.
The architect says he was inspired by the caves at Lascaux (France), he compares the inside of this house to a cave.
- Charred Cedar House -
Designed in 2012 by Baumraum Studio the treehouse is located in Hechtel-Eksel in Belgium.
The treehouse is a small architectural wonder equipped with state of the art eco facilities.
- The Treehouse -
Designed by Jen Risom, the Risom House was construced in the 1960s off the coast of Rhode Island.
Its particularity is to be a prefab house.
- Risom House -
Rooftecture S is a small residence for a couple, clinging onto a steep inclination that faces Setonaikai (an Inland Sea in Japan).
Twenty meters long, the site varies in depth between 1.5 and 4 meters (this is in part due to the steep inclination of the location). The Rooftecture S design is an ingenious solution to the problems posed by a site that many would consider unusable.
- Rooftecture S House -
Wood Patchwork was built by Peter Kostelov near the Volga River in Tverskaya, Russia.
Called Wood Patchwork House, the building has a surface divided into rectangles and clad in an assortment of wooden slats painted in different colours.
- Wood Patchwork House -
Christine's House was an Auburn University architectural thesis of the young architects, Amy Green Bullington & Stephen Long. It was construct in 2005.
The most striking feature of the Green family's house is the stone-like blocks made of papercrete.
- Christine's Papercrete House -
Richard Meier's Neugebauer House is one of his finest. Located on Doubloon Bay, Florida, it was completed in 1998.
It has an unusual V-shaped roof, to allow the house to open out onto the water in a spectacular way. Meier explains that local building regulation required a slanted roof, but did not indicated the direction of the slant.
- Neugebauer House -
The Lovell Beach House is located in Newport Beach, California. The building was completed in 1926 and is now recognized as one of the most important works by architect Rudolf Schindler.
Phillip Lovell was a guru of healthy living, and therefore your home must reflect that lifestyle. To achieve this sense of safe spaces, be good, Schindler decided to raise the house of the land. He built a large concrete structure placed on it and a white box spaces that stay in the house.
- Lovell Beach House -
This house, also call "Paper Tube Structure 05", was designed by the architect Shigeru Ban for his own use. It was designed between 1990 - 1995.
A total of 110 paper tubes are arranged in S-shape that defines the spaces of the house.
"The living area in the large circle is represented as a universal space with no furnishings other than an isolated kitchen coutner, sliding doors, and movable closets" says Ban.
- Paper House -
Originally Designed in 1975, this house received a number of awards long before it was actually built in Seville, in 2005.
The House of Emilio Ambasz is more of a singulariy than it is in any sens related to existing building types and by Emilio Ambasz "It is an architecture that is both here and not here".
- House of Spiritual Retreat -
This House was built between 2006-2008 in Nagano, Japan.
Kotaro IDE's description of this house is surprising: "There is a large shell-shaped structure dropped in the woods..."
- Shell House -
Jarmund & Vigsnæs often works on projects "related to nature and preferably in strong natural settings with a harsh climate".
This is a case of this House, it's located in the wooded valley to the west of Oslo, the Red House is set at right angles to a stream, in part to avoid obstructing neighbors' view. The neighborhood is characterised by post war wooden single family houses, and this local character has inspired both the development of the spatial concept and the detailing.
- Red House -
Jarmund & Vigsnæs
Located in a densely populated residential area of Tokyo, Natural illuminance is a small house built in 2001 by Masaki Endoh.
Preoccupied, as are many Japanese architects, with the ideas of boundaries and the presence of "nature" in a highly urbanized environment, Endoh placed the emphasis on natural light. Indeed, natural light is introduced through the gaps between the units along the four sides, positioned with mathematical rigor.
- Natural Illuminance -
The Pauson House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939 and constructed in 1940 in the desert of Phoenix, Arizona. “the most wonderful Earth site” according to words of the architect. In 1942 the house being destroyed by a fire.
It was in a place who is framed by mountain ranges that are lost in the horizon, whose earth is a stone of dark rosaceous color and its unique vegetation is the cactus and in this work, the architect pronounces itself against the paradigms of the international style. This is a house for "an american" that lives in the desert in relation to his immensity.
- Rose Pauson House -
Frank Llyod Wright
The Glass House or Johnson house, built in 1949 in New Canaan, Connecticut, was designed by Philip Johnson as his own residence, and "universally viewed as having been derived from" the Farnsworth House design.
It was an important and influential project for Johnson and for modern architecture. The building is an essay in minimal structure, geometry, proportion, and the effects of transparency and reflection. It's also an example of early use of industrial materials such as glass and steel in home design
- Glass House -
The Jubilee Church, formally known as "Chiesa di Dio Padre Misericordioso", is a Roman Catholic church and community center in Tor Tre Teste in Rome.
Meier was selected as the architect as winner of a competition that included famous architects such as Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenmann, Santiago Calatrava and Tadao Ando in 1996. And according to him, it is "the crown jewel of the Vicariato di Roma's Millennium project"
- Jubilee Church -
Heatherwick Studio was commissioned to design a coffee building to replace the existing kiosk on one of the beaches of Littlehampton, a traditional village on the south coast of England.
East Beach Cafe was completed in 2007 and has since won numerous awards, both nationally and internationally, through the design, architecture, steel, craftsmanship and engineering.
"This cafe has its own visionary Guggenheim effect" (The guradian). He won the regional prize in the Royal Institute of British Architects effect, a first step towards Stirling Prize.
- East Beach Cafe -
It is a futuristic building which is the new headquarters of the German manufacturer of glass Glaskoch. Its main brand, "Leonardo", has been named this concept as unique and striking architecture.
The building was constructed by the architect studio 3D Deluxe and it is located on the outskirts of the town of Bad Driburg in Germany. It is within the current architecture that tries to dissolve their works in the environment that make them more stress on top of it
- Leonardo Glass Cube -
The Rietveld Schröder House was built in 1924 on the outskirts of Utrecht, by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld for Mrs. Truus Schröder-Schräder and her three children. To create the House, the customer worked with Rietveld side by side.
It was the first architectural manifesto of the group De Stijl, universally recognized as one of the first truly modern buildings in the world & constitutes both inside and outside a radical break with all architecture before it.
- Rietveld Schröder House -
This house (called "the world's most modern house" by Encyclopedia Britannica of the time) built in 1960 may be the solution to a construction in steep terrain, slope of 45 degrees, hardly accessible, leaving almost intact the surrounding landscape and environmental impact.
Built on a steep hillside in Hollywood, California, the magnificent location of the house, located between the countryside and the city. What can have very different feelings from both sides of it.
- Chemosphere -
The Auerbach house project is located in an industrial and university town near Weimar called Jena, it is a house that was designed in 1924 for a professor of physics Felix Auerbach.
He was one of the last projects that Walter Gropius screened in their study of Weimar.
- Auerbach House -
The house is located in Sisga, combine in the same situation the facilities of city life, comfort and connectivity-related, with the instrumental side of country life.
- Casa Barn -
Michel Pineda & Antonio Yemai
The house was inhabited by its owners for a short period of time. The building was completed in 1929, but after the German invasion of France in 1940, was abandoned and then bombed and burned during the Second World War. In 1963, the Villa Savoye was declared as "architectural heritage" by the French government, which then proceeded to restore it.
The villa is located in Poissy just under an hour's drive from Paris and it was designed by Le Corbusier as a paradigm of the "machine as a home", so that the functions of everyday life inside become critical to its design.
- Villa Savoye -
The design of the "Farnsworth House" was prepared by Mies van der Rohe in 1946, at the behest of Dr. Edith Farnsworth, who wanted to have a second home in which to spend some time in a relaxed and solitary atmosphere.
The house is situated in the midst of meadows and trees on a large natural plot along the Fox River in Plano (Illinois) and is the ultimate expression of minimalism, using only the minimum necessary to ensure his the stability.
- Farnsworth House -
Mies Van Der Rohe
The house was the result of a contest organized by a magazine and approached the client with the famous architect, Tadao Ando.
It's located off the coast of Hyogo (in the outskirts of Kobe) and is both powerful and extremely simple. Indeed it has minimal floor dimensions, approximately 4x4 meters and each unit is a block of concrete that serves as a lighthouse overlooking the view of the sea.
- 4x4 House -