150 Best Minimalist House Ideas (2014)

Smooth Building

Architect: Jorge Hernández de la Garza

Location: Nuevo León, Mexico

Photography: Paul Czitrom

The design of this house was dictated by a request from the client that the structure accommodate both work and living uses. The architect faced a challenge in organizing the mix-use program: to provide privacy, while at the same time opening the building to the views of the majestic Sierra Madre mountain range. The design effort resulted in a homogeneous and transparent construction with sculptural qualities.

images

images

images

The office, which occupies the first two floors of the building, features glass partitions and rays of recessed lighting.

images

034

Emphasize singular architectural pieces at night through transparent elements and lighting.

images

images

images

The two uppermost floors are reserved for domestic uses. The living room is a double-height space that opens onto a terrace with views of the mountain range on the horizon.

035

Durable and resistant, high-gloss laminate is a good choice for a sleek kitchen. Cabinet push-latches can replace handles to add to a modern design.

images

images