150 Best Minimalist House Ideas (2014)

Suntro House

Architect: Jorge Hernández de la Garza

Location: Oaxtepec, Mexico

Photography: Paul Czitrom

Suntro House has an asymmetrical and undulating skin enveloping an open-plan layout. It is a building where the exterior generates the interior, rather than the, more common, other way around. A generous amount of glass filters natural light during the day and emits a bright glow at night, producing a stark contrast of light and dark shadows.

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Light and shadow emphasizes form and texture. As the Danish architect Steen Eiler Rasmussen said, “Light is of decisive importance in experiencing architecture.”

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The design of the house ensures an indoor-outdoor connection. Its orientation encourages cooling air to flow across the space, and the large glassed-in surfaces allow visual interaction with its natural surroundings.

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Do not saturate a room with colors and patterns if you want to achieve a soothing minimalist atmosphere. Instead let the materials sing for themselves.

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