150 Best Minimalist House Ideas (2014)

Iron House

Architect: Filippo Bombace

Location: Rome, Italy

Photography: Anna Galante

This project is a remodel of an apartment valuable for its location, configuration, views, and size. The transformation resulted in seamlessly flowing spaces offering a variety of interesting perspectives and a powerful fusion between architecture and interior design. Special care was taken when choosing the materials, to create color and texture contrasts.

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Translucent vertical surfaces are reminiscent of Japanese shoji screens. They reveal different spaces, layer by layer, creating an illusion of depth.

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This apartment has balconies on two sides. They constitute an external ring of a radial organization of spaces, the center of which is the rooms that need the most privacy.

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Sliding screens as we know them are descendants of Japanese rice paper dividers. They allow connections throughout a house and bring a minimalist appeal to rooms.

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A sink is an important feature of a bathroom. It may have a striking shape, but it should be in harmony with the rest of the room’s fixtures.