By Rui Cerqueira Barros of Matosinhos, Portugal
Photo Credits @Jose Campos, ARQF
Audile House presents minimalist house architecture at its most a powerful and fascinating. This imposing property is constructed with a totally black façade, as the architect, Rui Cerqueira Barros, says it is a ‘sober and rational construction’ based on the desires of the client to own a house with considerable character.
This minimalist architecture house is certainly uncharacteristic of a coastal property which enjoys hours of unbroken sunshine. The more typical choices in this type of environment are of course white or pastel colors.
Super Stylish Minimalist Architecture
Situated in a desirable residential area the exciting sleek black silhouette of the minimalist house architecture makes a bold statement. Openings are cut into the main volume of the house allowing light to flood into the interior. Spaces are created for patios and sun terraces to allow the occupants maximum opportunities to relax and entertain outdoors. The whole of the south facing side is devoted to providing space for leisure activities. Here there is a luxurious pool and glorious garden and a spacious decked area.
Minimalistic design house
Constructed over three floors the minimalist architecture house is spacious with simply configured rooms. These are all based on volumetric unadorned geometry. Floor to ceiling windows allow for a direct connection with exterior spaces so unity is created between inside and outside living areas. The minimalist architecture house is white throughout the interior. The unadorned white walls and surfaces are uniformly complemented by warm timber flooring, apart from in the kitchen. Here a glossy black floor continues the stylish theme of black and white contrasts. Noticeably even the cupboard doors are totally plain, without protruding handles to break up the simple design scheme. Right through this minimalist architecture house there is more than a passing reference to the harmonious appeal of Japanese house architecture. The system of inter related rectangular shapes and forms is a perfectly balanced correlation of black and white contrasts.
Rui Cerqueira Barros has presented the owners of this magnificent minimalist architecture house with the perfect blank canvas just waiting to be personalized.