150 Best Minimalist House Ideas (2014)

Eriso House

Architect: Agraz Arquitectos

Location: Fraccionamiento Los Jales, Mexico

Photography: Mito Covarrubias

Surrounded by gardens on three sides, this house stands on an elevated site above the street and turns its fourth wall to an adjacent property. It utilizes two floors above an underground garage, and embraces a harmonious array of volumes. During its design, the outdoor and indoor areas received an equal amount of attention, so the designers could make sure that architecture and landscape complemented each other.

images

images

054

Minimal outdoor lighting enhances architectural features, and can be used to personalize a home.

images

images

images

images

images

images

The most-used rooms in this house are on the ground floor. The upper floor is reserved for a studio with an adjacent sitting area, and a guestroom. These spaces have views of the surrounding gardens.

055

Door handles, screens, fences, shutters, and railings are everyday, functional objects, but can still be given an artistic design.

images

images

056

In minimalist design, wall and ceiling planes have positive forms. This means that space flows around them, instead of them being contained.

images

images

images

057

With the addition of seating, a kitchen island offers more than just a preparation surface.

images

images

In the hallway near the kids’ rooms, privacy is provided by an anodized aluminum screen created by artist Adrián Guerrero.

images

images