150 Best Minimalist House Ideas (2014)

Rainbow Living

Architect: Minarc

Location: Santa Monica, CA, USA

Photography: Courtesy of Minarc

This single-family residence used to be a five-unit apartment building. In developing it, the architects conscientiously used the existing resources, minimizing demolition and maximizing sustainability. Wind and sun provide the house with the energy; light and ventilation promote comfortable living.

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Courtyards and patios allow for natural ventilation, as do large sliding doors that open an interior space to the exterior.

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Reaching innovative sustainable solutions often leads to the use of recycled materials. They can be used for both decorative and functional purposes.