150 Best Minimalist House Ideas (2014)
Architect: María Victoria Besonías, Luciano Kruk/BAKarquitectos
Location: Mar Azul, Argentina
Photography: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla
The features that make this house unique are: its response to a steep slope, the privacy it offers—especially street side, and its success in making a small area habitable by minimizing circulation spaces.
The house is very compact, developed on two floors, and built into the hillside. Like the other local houses designed by its architects, it blends beautifully with the wooded landscape.
In architecture as in art, form, light, and the qualities of materials are the essence of minimalism. In the words of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: “Less is more.”
Exterior and interior spaces received equal attention. Outside the living area, a double-height porch was build around two pine trees, reinforcing a connection with nature.
Use glass to maximize natural lighting, to establish visual connections, and to create a sense of unity among different spaces.