I love those minimalist constructions, and I don't mean that should be a white building to be minimalist. Look this project by H Architects for an example, it is an apartment block in Barcelona, Spain, with an amazing shape, simple windows and looking at the whole thing, even the dark color seems minimalist.

The building has been made with basalt stone, because of the fact that due to its porosity and texture, it constantly changes in colour and reflection according to the different degrees of humidity. The wood fibers and the gray color playing togheter brings the perfect composition of colors and materials.

Housing 137 by H Architects

Housing 137 by H Architects

The three facades of the building become a single skin that, thank to the continuous use of the stone even in the shutters, unifies the volume and consolidates the characteristic predominance of the massive-wall facades in the old quarter.

Housing 137 by H Architects

Housing 137 by H Architects

Housing 137 by H Architects

Housing 137 by H Architects
In the inside, the shutters are wood-panelled and, once open, evolve from their anonymous presence towards singularity.

Photos by: H Architects

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I'm an architect and designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil. I've been working with design since he got my degree in architecture, a bit odd isnt it? I'm a fan of Fireworks, CSS among other skills. Besides that I'm co-founder of ZEE.