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Beautiful Houses: Minim House - Small space, great design

Beautiful Houses: Minim House - Small space, great design

Today we will show you great small house designed by Minim Micro Homes. We have shown tiny houses here before and you guys loved it, so here we are again. Today we have a really contemporary design that will make you think about tiny houses again. Since we have to think more about space and how to use it, tiny houses are certainly a great option for small families, take a look at another entry t! Make sure to check out Minim Micro Homes website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: Mini. Minimal. Minimum. Minim House seeks to fully reimagine the mobile micro home, adding livability, streamlining construction, modernizing aesthetics, and increasing off-grid versatility. Plans, or completed units coming soon in 2016. Easy pull out floor bed with full mattress (no loft to crawl up, cooler in the summer, simple bed-making). 50% more window area compared to leading models. No walls to diminish sense of space. Just a little more space (210 ft2) for full 1-2 person living and entertaining: a 10′ kitchen, a 5′ closet, 8′ sofa/guest bed, dedicated office area, 4′ dining table, comfortable seating for 7, and a 7′ projection screen. 2-3x insulation levels for better energy efficiency and soundproofing. Health and safety improved with ERV fan systems for improved air quality. Off-grid options for areas without water/sewer/electric hookups. Integrated rain catchment/storage with no visible gutters. Integrated a/c (no unsightly mini-split or window units) In Washington DC, founded by Brian Levy We found this house at Contemporist.

IN BOX Capsule Hotel

IN BOX Capsule Hotel

When I was in Japan a couple months ago, I had the fun opportunity to try one of their many capsule hotels. It's a pretty unique concept when you enter their premises, you are given a suit and things for your stay. Completely isolated from your personal things which made the experience quite memorable and bizarre at the same to be exposed to such minimalism. Afterward, you are offered a very clean space to sleep, take a shower, watch TV and with a 24-hour helpdesk. What's the best feature of these capsule hotels is its location, they are usually close to tourist attractions which are very accommodating.It reminded me this story of the past when I stumbled across the interior design project by DA Architects for In Box Capsule Hotel located in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Capsule hotel, based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia About DA Architects DA architects is a studio based in Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation that mainly works in architecture (of course), interior design and also in industrial design. You should definitely follow their Instagram. More information: http://ianjepson.co.za.

Beautiful Houses: Blank Residence

Beautiful Houses: Blank Residence

Today we will show you a clean and stylish house in Taiwan, a project by HAO Design. Beautiful choice of materials and colors in a great layout deliver a modern and neat space. The architects certainly made very smart decisions and created an inspiring home, take a look! Make sure to check out HAO Design website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: HAO Design strives to achieve an optimal balance between space and lighting, which is why we chose to employ design methods that address the various limitations of the building. First, the partition walls of the mezzanine were removed, so that the 1.5-story floor height became the visual divide of the entire interior space. The upper floor was transformed into an open library, so that light that is introduced by taking away the partitions can stream into the ground-level living room. The large window framing the dining area affords maximum lighting, while the rescaled and leveled window ledge naturally evolved into seating for the dining table. The team’s second challenge was the staircase. The original stairway, which occupied the entrance of the house, was relocated to the back where the kitchen used to be. Translucent materials were utilized to replace the roofing above the kitchen so that light can penetrate and guide the direction of the stairway. This also acts as a transition between the open space of the ground floor and the privacy of the second floor. Upstairs, the light connects the master bedroom to the open bathroom. Window designs identical to the first floor accentuate the natural flow of both light and air. Even though the house is divided into several rooms, the deep sense of connectedness between the various spaces and their different functions created by the well-placed stairway enables household dwellers to move freely around the entire structure. Elevations and depressions in the flooring not only create convenient tables and seating but also differentiate between rooms with varying functions and elements. When light illuminates the interior of the house, shadows accentuate flow of movement, creating a space in which dwellers seated at various heights across the floor may engage in intimate, animated communication. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Hey!Cheese.

AIAIAI "Non-Design" Flagship Store

AIAIAI "Non-Design" Flagship Store

We have recently featured and reviewed the AIAIAI TMA-2 Modular Headphone and it's undeniably a beautiful product that will be part of your everyday use. As mentioned before (in the previous article), I really love the approach of AIAIAI the brand and their "non-design" approach among their products but by also keeping its modular system and functionalism. We would love to share AIAIAI Flagship Store located in Copenhagen, designed by Borg Brückner. Hope you will enjoy! Credits Photography by Rasmus Hetoft Designed by Borg Brückner More information: https://aiaiai.dk/, article originally seen on Minimalissimo.

Tokio Interior Design

Tokio Interior Design

Since we had a good response from yesterday's Interior Design project, we would like to share another one and it's a Sushi Bar & Restaurant located in Budapest, Hungary. This project is a bit old in the trail of work from the folks from Studio Arkitekter but totally worth to share considering the level of design and a mixture of an inspiration from neon lights and the beloved Tokyo City, Japan. Hope you will enjoy this lovely work! Sushi restaurant interior design by Studio Arkitekter About Studio Arkitekter Studio Arkitekter is a studio of architects and interior designers based in Budapest, Hungary. Taking a unique approach on their projects by having the clients being part of the center and having an unmistakable style to pride themselves for. More information: http://www.studioarkitekter.com.

Kolodishchi Interior Design

Kolodishchi Interior Design

With Summer in full speed, we started getting some thoughts about doing some renovations. Living in a country where you spend about 4 months in the harsh cold of Winter. You do want to plan your time accordingly so you are able to do whatever it is that you wanna before the Cold cycle start knocking at your door all over again. While looking at inspiration for Interior Design, we stumbled across this minimalistic & beautiful project by Dmitry Sheleg and his work on an Scandinavian style apartment. Two-story house interior design in a modern scandinavian style for a young couple. About Dmitry Sheleg Dmitry is a designer working mainly in digital art, interior design and architecture that is currently based in Minks, Belarus. We look forward to see more from him. Credits Studio: ZROBYM architects Design by Dmitry Sheleg Location: Minsk, Belarus Style: Scandinavian style Size: 292 m2 More information via his Behance.

Beautiful Houses: Newberg Residence

Beautiful Houses: Newberg Residence

Today we will show you a breathtaking house in Oregon, a project by Cutler Anderson Architects. This place is really beautiful. It looks like something out of a Japanese garden or something. Steel, wood and glass are the main elements is this simple and stylish place, take a look! Make sure to check out Cutler Anderson Architects website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: This single-family 1,440 square foot residence and 550 sf guest house was designed to broaden the owners’ already strong emotional connection to the living world. The site was an overgrown, man-made pond in an area of the owners’ farm that was not conducive to cultivation. The design attempts to make the pond and residence a single entity in which the owners can enjoy and connect with the wild creatures that come to the water on both regular and varied schedules. To this end, the building was placed as a bridge across the north end of the pond. The pond itself was enlarged and loosely ordered to integrate with the structure of the residence. The site plan was organized so that visitors park their vehicles 150 feet away. They then walk through the forest to a bridge crossing a small section of the pond, and into the main entry. The broad vista of the pond becomes visible only upon opening the front door. It is the hope that this experience will be memorable to the visitor. Designed as a simple steel frame carrying a wood roof structure, the primary box houses a kitchen, living/dining room and master bedroom. An indoor mudroom “link” connects the home to the garage. To enable guests to experience the place, the guest house is connected by an outdoor covered walkway. We found this house at Uncrate. Photos by Jeremy Bittermann.

Beautiful Houses: Limantos

Beautiful Houses: Limantos

Today we will show you a beautiful house in São Paulo, Brazil, a project by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados. This place has breathtaking floor to ceiling glass windows that are simply amazing. The house is open and bright and also takes full advantage of the beautiful greenery on its surroundings. A mix of steel, concrete and nice sharp colors, the Limantos home is certainly inspiring, take a look! Make sure to check out Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: Simple and harmonious lines, steel frame and concrete in the structure, glazed façades e a lot of transparency. The project for this residence on a steep slope in São Paulo evokes the rationalist architecture of Mies van der Rohe. Measuring 820m², over 3 floors and containing 13 different rooms, this project is completely open to the surrounding greenery and offers spectacular views and yet provide privacy. In the double-height living room, a helical staircase with structural features provides access to a mezzanine – containing a media room, fitness room and a terrace, equipped with a fireplace. The sleeping quarters – preserved from view – contain a playroom and 3 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Access to the master bedroom is by means of a spacious hall, off which are the bathrooms - his and hers - and the dressing room. The living room is connected to the dining room by a glazed partition, integrating a deck, an infinite pool and the side garden. In the dining room, glazed doors open up to the garden. So, practically outlined only by glazed panels, the house seems immersed in the landscape. The interior design project aims at intimacy and uses indirect lighting, as well as warm coverings, such as wood. We found this house at Contemporist. Photos by Fernando Guerra | FG+SG.

Industrial Boundaries

Industrial Boundaries

Ever since I've been taking pictures more seriously than a regular "snap-snap" from time to time. I actually do appreciate more and more the architecture surrounding me especially at the golden hour with the light (when it's not raining obviously). Taking the time to look around, you start to create another perspective and it's just interesting that you bizarrely trying to create art with your eyes. We are taking a look at the work from Epaillard + Machado. I can't help but to truly appreciate the industrial pictures, expressing the forgotten emptiness are just stunning. All images are from commissioned works. For confidentiality reasons, places are not displayed. Architects: Enia architectes - RATP - Franck Hammoutène - Antoine Grumbach - Urban Act - DLM Architectes - Reid Brewin architecture - RTE - Critical Building About Epaillard + Machado Epaillard + Machado is a team of photographers that work mainly in architecture and portrait photography. They are currently based in Paris, France. For more information: http://www.epaillardandmachado.com.

Beautiful Houses: Wirawan House

Today we will show you a beautiful home in Puri Indah, West Jakarta, Indonesia, a project by RAW Architecture. This place is super spacious and open. Beautiful interiors and lots of huge glass windows give the house a unique look filled with natural light. Also a great use of wood here, take a look! Make sure to check out RAW Architecture website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: Located in Puri Indah, West Jakarta region, the tropical open house creates intimate space from entrance through void in the garden, in living room, library, and the roof top garden. "I want a house. A house to retreat, to relax with my family," explains homeowner Mr. Wirawan in his brief to Realrich Sjarief. Situated in the increasingly crowded West Jakarta area, the 500 sqm house occupies a 450 sqm plot of land. Reflected by owner's name, Wirawan House forest wood, Size-wise it is inconspicuous, but its exposed brassed wood facade gives it a humble look. 5 types of local Wood was picked based on each unique character. First is, dried pine wood 180 mm x 30 mm x 3000 mm, for the facade, and 85 mm x 10 mm x 3000 mm for the ceiling. Pine wood was chosed because of the durability and the lightness. Second, reused Iron wood which is most durable material used for phinisi boat, combined with bengkirai wood which is more economic for the less walkable space is used for indoor - outdoor decking because of the texture, durability, and economic. Teakwood is used for main area bedroom, library, and foyer area, and merbau wood 300mm x 480 mm x 2800 mm combined in single door is used for door because of its tolerance on expansion, the most available material in Jakarta. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Eric Dinardi - Bacteria Photography.

Beautiful Houses: Hôtel-de-Ville Residence

Beautiful Houses: Hôtel-de-Ville Residence

This week for Beautiful Houses, we decided to showcase a beautiful house in Montreal, QC of Canada. This house is located in a very hip part of town with loads of families and for any Montrealers who knows the area; construction sites all around. With not a lot of Square foot to work with, it's clear that it has been a challenge from the folks over Microclimat. Hope you will enjoy! Larger rear is a common solution in the Montreal architectural context. This prevents severe municipal regulations on preservation of street façades while offering additional square meters very useful for families today. But rarely do we see a project that is both functional and responsive as the one proposed by the Microclimat Architecture team About Microclimat Microclimat is a team of architects that is located in Montreal, Canada. Among all their projects, they always stand out with their experience and their determination to create for any kind of clients including in the different areas of town. Credits Architects : Architecture Microclimat Structure Engineers: Geniex Construction: Paquet construction urbaine Location: Le Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal Dimensions: 160 m² (1700 pi²) Project Type: Residential Year: 2015 Photography: Adrien Williams For more information: http://www.microclimat.ca/fr/

Beautiful Houses: Mirrored Beach Hut

Beautiful Houses: Mirrored Beach Hut

With the summer knocking on our doors, we thought about changing the formula for Beautiful Houses a little. When you think of hot warm summer, we immediately think about beaches. Instead of showcasing a beautiful house, how about a beautiful mirrored beach hut?! Located in Worthing, West Sussex, let's take a closer look at the work from ECE Architecture Video About ECE Architecture ECE Architecture is an award-winning studio with multiples locations in London, Sussex and Bristol. From concept design, planning expertise and technical delivery; the folks from ECE dedicate themselves to always deliver a successful design and projects. For more information: http://www.ecearchitecture.com

Burbucar: a Super Cool Car Wash Design and Concept

Tired of taking your car to that same old boring car wash around the corner? Well, great design can also be found in a car wash, at least at this one in Madrid. Burbucar, a project by Lina Toro, will certainly get your attention and make you want to take your car for a wash. Take a look. Not only the place looks great but 80% of the water they use is recycled, which is great for the car wash business. I always like when someone creates a new concept for an old thing. Hope you guys like it too. Burbucar is a carwash located at Costa Rica Street in Madrid. It is an established business, which uses clean and innovative processes and seeks to visualize its philosophy by means of a renewed image. The carwash occupies the ground floor of a 7-storey building, in a 70 m-long and 12 m- wide tube. It rests on a 10cm neoprene bedding, which absorbs vibrations of the machines at the car wash tunnel. 80% of the water used is recycled at a purifying room, through 6 specific tanks. In winter, humidity exceeds 80% and the apparent temperature is 0ºC. Running non-stop 12 hours a day from Monday to Saturday, an average of 80 cars are washed daily at Burbucar. The comission is made with a single condition: the running of the business will not be interrupted at any time. The project is executed in one month. Uninterrupted. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Behind the Scenes: Not Only a Car Wash #BehindTheScenes offers spaces, associated with the waiting time, which visualize the formerly hidden washing processes. #BehindTheScenes changes the corporate image of the conventional carwash into the technified SPA. #BehindTheScenes the technic decision of coating every surface with epoxy paint solves the general concept, allows a quick execution and the maintenance. #BehindTheScenes fuses architecture, design and technic in a combined operation.

In the Forest of Sweden

In the Forest of Sweden

With our busy life, we struggle between work, family and friends all the time. Weekends seems to be always too short. Sometimes we just wish to get out of the city (not too far), enjoy a little getaway so we can come back fresh for the beginning of the week. Well, if you are around living in the suburbs of Stockholm, UK. You should definitely pay a visit to the Tallbacken, a new Scandinavian housing concept by Henrik Schulz architects. A place where nature is your own backyard. Tallbacken is a new Scandinavian housing concept located in the forest outside of Stockholm. The concept is aimed at couples and families of mixed ages who want to live close to nature, but still around the city. What unites them are a common lifestyle that revolves around career, active leisure and time together.In Tallbacken you live in the forest without losing the convenience modern living. The project follows the conditions the nature provides and the houses float freely on pillars in the slopes to do minimal footprint on the surrounding environment - the forest becomes your backyard. The houses position, height and rotation have been chosen to give each house the best possible view over the ocean. Facade materials are based on and reflects the surrounding nature. The concept is developed in collaboration with Imola and . For more information: http://henrikschulz.se.

Beautiful Houses: McCann Residence

Today we will show you the beautiful McCann Residence in Tuxedo Park, New York, a project by Weiss/Manfredi. Open spaces, lots of glass and natural light, neat material choices and an inspiring layout give this house an unique and cozy feel. A really charming place amongst trees and nature, take a look! Make sure to check out Weiss/Manfredi website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: The McCann Residence is located on a former hunting-and-fishing preserve oriented around three glacial lakes and distinguished by a number of estates designed by prominent architects at the turn of the 19th century. Dense forests and rocky outcroppings characterize this landscape in the Ramapo Mountains. The site is defined by two massive granite escarpments and metered by a series of retaining walls quarried on site that echo the historic stone walls prevalent throughout Tuxedo Park. The design celebrates the extreme topography of the site, which defines the sectional development of the house. Three enclosed living levels and a sequence of outdoor terraces are organized in an ascending route. The lower level includes a garden room and exterior entry courtyard. An exterior stepped ramp rises to the main entry level, which includes a foyer, library, and guest bedroom. A double-height stair hall connects the main level to the upper garden level—a loft-like glass pavilion with panoramic vistas of Tuxedo Lake. This level features a sequence of platforms for living, kitchen and dining, and a master bedroom. The terraced gardens create open-air "rooms" defined by the arc of the house and the granite outcropping. The design features a material palette noted for its ability to weather over time—custom bronze screens filter light and maximize privacy and the granite walls, mined from a nearby quarry, are constructed from the same stone as the escarpment. Blurring the connection between landscape and architecture, the McCann Residence embraces its historic setting by introducing a new inhabitable topography. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Albert Večerka/Esto, Jeff Goldberg/Esto.

Beautiful Houses: Irekua Anatani

Today we will show you an inspiring house in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, a project by Broissin. The place is a beautiful retreat amongst nature. The indoor and outdoor connection is amazing and delivers a unique space. Totally in love with this house. We couldn't find details about it on the architect's page but we believe the images communicate enough. Take a look! Make sure to check out Broissin website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Alexandre d’ La Roche.

Traveling & Minimal Photography

On Social Media, we all somehow have our own conceptions of the Reality World. Through the photo and editing apps, we go from dark, bright and of course Minimal Photography. Minimal Photography might sound like an easy thing to do but it isn't. It's all about a concept, it's not something you can do spontaneously. In my opinion. Taking the time to find the right angle/perspective is a challenge. How do you see your reality? Let's take a closer look at the work from Matthias Heiderich who totally takes incredible photographs. Architecture, places, and scenes captured in the cities of Tokyo, Seoul, Berlin, Leipzig, Lisbon, Milano, Rome.     About Matthias Heiderich Matthias is a self-taught photographer currently living in Berlin, Germany. Really looking forward to what's coming for Matthias. For more information: http://www.matthias-heiderich.de.