150 Best Minimalist House Ideas (2014)

Can Manuel d’en Corda

Architect: Marià Castelló + Daniel Redolat

Location: Formentera, Spain

Photography: Estudi Es Pujol de s’Era

An old stone house near a forest of pine trees and junipers was the base of this remodel project. The vernacular architecture of the original structure, with its dry-set stone walls and pitched roof, had a design typical of Formentera. The remodeled home satisfies the current building regulations while preserving the integrity of the original structure. As well, the impact of the redesign on the environment was kept to a minimum.

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The new architecture was purposefully fragmented and staggered. It is attached to the original structure’s northeast and southwest sides. The southeast and northwest walls were left intact.

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Porches and patios can be airy interstitial spaces, linking different parts of a fragmented house. They articulate a house’s form by joining the interior and exterior.

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Whitewash is a painting technique used to whiten a surface. It is often applied to exterior walls and the roofs of houses in rural areas.

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Rustic and modern designs are compatible. Stone walls give an attractive artisanal look and make for a great backdrop behind a collection of contemporary furniture and accessories.

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Create a simple yet sophisticated bedroom with minimal materials and finishes: crisp white surfaces, exposed concrete, and limestone floors. Add warmth with wood window and door frames.

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The geometry of a trough-like washbasin adds to a minimalist bathroom design. It can be made from glass, marble, ceramic, or polished concrete.

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