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Minimalist Design

Contemporary Award Winning House

January 8, 2012 Stylish Houses

The Kona Residence is a single family residence in Hawaii, the result of a collaboration between the Belzberg Architects and interior design firm MLK Studio. Awarded the Freestanding House 2010 Award from Interior Design magazine, the modern home is made of different pods, each bringing new views and opportunities. Two sleeping pods and a central living area composed of the main living, cooking and dining spaces are linked with each other via gallery corridors. Read More

Remodeled Lam House

January 3, 2012 Stylish Houses

You will be definitely amazed to see this huge re-modeled house that dates back to the 1950s. House Lam, constructed by Johannesburg-based studio Nico van der Meulen Architects, is large modern home situated at Bedfordview – a suburb of Johannesburg– inSouth Africa. Spread across three floors, the house also sports an infinity edge pool that extends over the steep fall with a diameter column of 3m. There is also a heavy rock clad wall bisecting the house vertically. The house, with frameless stacking doors, has its foot-print area extended to create a new floor and garages along with a pyjama lounge and kids’ study room. The children’s bedroom and master suite of the old home has been transformed into a study and guest suite respectively. The ground floor comes with a large open plan with a double space for the living area, consisting of a family room, kitchen, dining room and ancillary spaces. Read More

The Xeros Residence

Called ‘Xeros’ (from the Greek for ‘dry’) as a reminder that all design solutions should be in a direct response to the environment in which the project exists – the building has several environmentally responsible decisions. Read More

Gauthier House by Bauzeit Architekten

July 12, 2011 Stylish Houses

The project is articulated basing on two really simple spatial typologies. The first one, a compacted and pure single-storied level with huge window panels that open to the Alps, framing the beautiful view. The glazing surfaces on the entire level structure the façade in a generous way. The panoramic window panels fold inside, providing a special expression to the ensemble, while forming the terrace-covered area. Read More

Goulding House

June 21, 2011 Stylish Houses

This modernist house in Ireland was originally designed for Sir Basil Goulding by Scott Tallon Walker Architects in 1971-1973. Goulding, a great gardener and art collector and was so concerned about his beautiful gardens along the Dargle Valley that he wanted the new building to take up as little of the garden as possible. The resulting design (at a mere 142 square metres) is cantilevered over the Dargle river in Enniskerry, Ireland, and is supported on the only rock outcrop available without disturbing the natural vegetation of the river gorge.  Diagonal bracing effectively converts the side elevations into beam structures, and a steel column support at the second bay from the rock face below, together with rock anchors make the three-bay cantilever over the river possible. Read More