Architects from the Studio mk27 Marcio Kogan have constructed a minimalist house located in the city of Sao Paolo in Brazil. The house get the name Corten House by the material reminding weathering steal - “corten”, which is also used on the facade of the house. The atmosphere of the space has been created by a mixture of materials like rusty texture, stone, wood, white mortar and glass. The front door of the garage has been constructed from vertical wooden strips and opens onto the street. The ground floor is designed very simply, so the open space is accentuated. The plan is an open and luminous space with a ceiling height 5,2m. The unique element of the house are four folding doors that open onto exterior and unite separated interior and exterior area. The building affirms the quote: Simplicity is the beauty."
viernes, septiembre 17, 2010
Greek architect George Papadopoulos from Skinotechniki Architects has designed his own residence house in Lemesos, Cyprus. The house is located in the old town, squeezed in narrow streets only 50 meters away from one of the most popular beaches on the island and features a very nice design. In the past an old mill was standing at this very spot. After the fire in 1989, only remains of walls were left. The goal of the project was to build a house for a family with four children, where every member of the family can have comfort, calm and won`t be limited. The building had to go together with the surroundings; area of stone houses with two floors and some industrial buildings. A mixture of natural materials - wood and stone with glass excites a calming effect. Harmony of this combination has been accentuated by a beautiful garden which enclose the building. Important elements of the house are colours, soft and natural colours, as well as the lighting. Architect has used eco-friendly heating, cooling and lighting systems."
A new, completely minimalist house has been contructed on the Sunshine Coast beach in Queensland, Australia and get the name Point Perry. The house is a remodelation of a project from 1990 “Beach House” by Owen and Vokes Architects. New owner has decided to rebuild and extend the original house and to add two other bedrooms, bathrooms and a garage. The existing building, natural topography and new functions of the house have influenced new interconnections between different types of residential space and a garden. The existing house was build on a steep slope surrounded by a bushy green. A new court and entrance have been built to connect the residential parts of the building on the slope and to offer a great view on the garden and ocean. From the street side, a concrete bunker has been built as a garage. Taking advantage a of steep slope, the garage does not need a new access road. A thin line divides the ground plan of the house on half, it is represented by a swimming pool which accentuates the minimalist atmosphere of the whole space."