Minimal Yet Eye-Catching Brooklyn Apartment

This couple took a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color, and custom finishes by local craftsmen.The apartment’s main stairwell, disguised as a Shaker cabinet–meets–Japanese tansu stair, houses storage for kitchen ephemera. The finish is hand-painted and accessorized with raw brass hardware. The kitchen strikes with a golden... 
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Minimalist Concrete Casa Branca In The Tropics

Sao Paulo-based architecture practice Studio MK27 designed ‘Casa Branca’, a concrete retreat inspired by Brazilian modernism. In order to withstand the area’s extreme tropical weather conditions, the minimal two-story structure was created with a combination of wood, concrete and white aluminum. To ensure air ventilation throughout the building, the architects decided on the installation of... 
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Ultra-Minimal Glazed Home With A Single Wall

Swiss architect Christian Kerez created a family home featuring a single wall dividing the building in half and creating two distinct living spaces. Although it appears narrow from the outside, the house is spacious and open plan, with only the bathroom sectioned off. A cascading staircase further creates a sense of expanse. Speaking of the... 
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Olmen Farmhouse Covered With Terracotta-Colored Tiles

Terracotta-colored tiles clad this house Olmen on Belgian farmland, designed by architect Pascal François to match the region’s traditional agricultural architecture. Glass and copper boxes protrude from the seamless tile cladding, creating bays and balconies. Oak-framed windows are also set into the facade. The circular openings in the walls of the linking passage give glimpses... 
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