‘Sea House’ is a Sublime Fusion between Art and Design
The ‘Sea House’ project is located in the delightful coastal environment of Esposende in Portugal. Sensational simplicity describes this minimalistic house design idea.
Typical of minimalist principles the exterior of the house is stylishly geometric and totally unadorned. The cubic volumes and shapes are harmoniously balanced in proportion to the scale of the project. The ‘less is more’ sentiment operates here to create a modest structure with big design impact. This minimalistic house design idea won’t appeal to all tastes. But for those people that can appreciate the minimalist concept and can also relate this to the wider disciplines of art and design this property will be a hit.
The architects ‘VA studio’s ethos is to facilitate creativity in each unique project. They achieve this by employing a multi disciplinary design approach. VA is supported by a flexible team of talented people from different art and design backgrounds. Wide and thorough research activities generate ideas that are new and fresh but still integrate with the existing natural or built environment. The originality and cohesiveness of this minimalistic house design idea is the result of this special…
“..collaboration between artists and designers of numerous technical and artistic disciplines in an experimental fashion, which aids in the creation of a space where Art and Project combine perfectly.”
Although the minimalistic house design idea is totally contemporary in appearance vestiges of a traditional style are still apparent. This enables this project to coexist comfortably with other structures that are more typical of the area. It is a simple single storey structure with a flat roof. The composition is of basic rectilinear volumes which are finished with clean white stucco. The pure white walls are pierced at irregular intervals with doors and windows edged in black. To create even greater visual impact brilliant red blinds can be glimpsed through the windows emphasizing shape as well as volume. The structure of the minimalistic house design idea clearly fuses urban and rural elements. The clean lines and surfaces of the facades contrast attractively with the rough texture of the existing rustic granite walls. Reflections in the plate glass windows frame trees and landscape features so they appear to merge with the architecture.
The minimalistic house design idea intended to create privacy for the occupants so attention is focused away from the immediate environment onto internal recreational spaces and features. The natural screen of trees and vegetation provides even greater seclusion from the ‘urban chaos’ of the wider area. This ensures that the minimalistic house design idea becomes a haven of tranquility, perfect for a coastal retreat.