Modern Minimalistic House by Irving Smith Jack Architects

Posted on 17/07/2012 Author: . Under: Architecture

Modern Minimalistic House by Irving Smith Jack Architects


The Mountain Range House is a modern minimalistic house situated in Brightwater, New Zealand. The residence is designed by architectural studio Irving Smith Jack Architects and the project is completed in 2009. The design of the house makes a reference to a real mountain range achieved through the way the roof is shaped. Its shape gives the modern minimalistic house an exciting sense of mobility and frames the whole structure. The exterior’s impact is further enhanced by using glass throughout the external walls letting in as much light as possible and revealing the natural scenery all around.

Modern minimalistic house design


This modern minimalistic house is a new home for a multi-generational family. It is connected to an already existing farmhouse and pool on the site. The new building provides a two-storey living area with plenty of space and daylight inside. The first floor contains an open plan living room and kitchen area and separate media room and study. There is a wide gallery spreading across the building’s length and making a connection to the existing house, a larder, bathroom and laundry room, as well as to the carport outside. The main entrance to the modern minimalistic house is set around the middle of the gallery facing the living room.

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