150 Best Minimalist House Ideas (2014)
House of Representation
Architect: FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Photography: Takumi Ota
Located in the countryside, this house is notable for its strong geometric features. The design program called for a building that combines privacy and a large living area. With this in mind, the house was given a centripetal layout and a spacious, double-height living room.
For a unified, minimal look stick to a single color range and a limited selection of materials. Choose neutral shades to create a serene atmosphere.
Keep in mind that flush transitions between different flooring materials are difficult to obtain. To achieve flush surfaces you might have to provide a variable subfloor.
The geometry of a space can be emphasized by a subtle combination of white-painted surfaces, concrete, stone, and wood, and light to cast a glow on these elements.