With the project Ghost House of the Japanese architect Jin Otagiri the minimalism reaches its peak. We probably would not be able to imagine a simpler and broken down into abstraction home. The house is a white box in its essence. It has white walls, a white stairway, white kerbs and a black floor; invisible transitions from one space to another, from one surface to another. The absence of detail has become the sough final effect. The simplicity is so complete, that every room is like an abstract picture. This is an experiment of a house, which legitimizes the idea of incredible architecture.
Absolute Minimalism From Jin Otagiri
The perfect word to describe this home is experiment. The project can be perceived both as a peak point and as a parody of minimalism, depending on the person’s point of view. Inhabiting such a home is also experimental. The natural question, which comes to mind, is whether one could live in such a home. If for nothing else, would one be willing to experiment with himself, with the way he would feel, inhabiting such a place. The project of home gives the opportunity to judge from a personal point of view whether or not absolute minimalism is or is not an option.
Minimalism From Jin Otagiri Ghost House
For everyone, who chooses the experiment, what remains is to lead a way of life in this home in accordance with his personal views. The extremely minimalistic home can be related to the ascetic way of living and would probably appeal to those, who like leading it, in its entirely pure form. Others may view the house’s facade as a white sheet, on which they can draw their views of household configuration. These means drawing it according to their own ideas and not just turn it into their own habitation place, but rather into a spiritual dwelling, which offers protection and freedom at the same time. Absolute minimalism is surely not for everyone. It needs fantasy, understanding and, most importantly – passion for experimenting.
Text by B. Angelov
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