150 Best Minimalist House Ideas (2014)

Darie House

Architect: Pitsou Kedem Architecture

Location: Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel

Photography: Amit Geron

From the outside, it isn’t clear that this structure of great modularity is a house. The planar design of the front façade creates an asymmetrical composition that highlights the sides of the building, revealing its volume. The façade regularly changes thanks to a system of shutters that pivot. At certain angles, it offers views that cross the interior of the building—all the way to its back end.

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When the shutters are fully open and the interior is exposed, the exquisitely simple but intricate detailing of the construction is revealed.

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Blinds, shutters, and other changeable architectural elements that define the perimeter of a space can create a dynamic relationship between the interior and the exterior.

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Spaces characterized by a restrained use of materials often rely on light to create a sense of movement and provide character.

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Precast concrete is a versatile material with a plasticity that adds visual interest and depth to walls. It has the capacity to utilize various finishes and colors, and be produced in any shape.

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