Services : Architecture
Category : Private House
Year : 2016
Location: Athienou – Cyprus
Description : Minimalism is a design philosophy and way of life. The theory of minimalism with respect to architecture is about achieving better design through simplicity – simplicity of form, space, materiality, detail, and color. Minimalist design shows restraint, a careful paring down and editing of spaces to get to a place of clarity.
In this case, we lean towards a modern minimalist design approach. We like clean, open spaces that allow the architecture, the furniture, and the materials in the room to breathe. We like simple, honest detailing (nothing superfluous) and simple materials. We enjoy creating these minimalist spaces because we, ourselves, appreciate the calmness, the warmth, and the beauty that these kinds of spaces exude.
The characteristics we find that most exemplify modern minimalist house design are:
- Simplicity in form and function
- Uncomplicated cladding & wall finishes
- Clean, open, light-filled spaces
- Simple detailing devoid of decoration
- Strategic use of materials for visual interest, texture, and personality