The gorgeous ‘Guanabanos House’ is situated in Mexico City. A glorious fusion of glass metal and concrete this minimalist house displays the most harmonious and balanced composition of simple rectilinear forms. The juxtaposition of materials is such that heavy concrete volumes appear weightless as they balance on fine metal supports. Massive glass panels are used throughout the living spaces of the minimalistic house to minimize the barriers between inside and outside areas.
The relationship between similarly configured but proportionately different volumes adds a lively asymmetry to the minimalistic house design. The exterior is of a neutral stone colored paneling with black linear elements highlighting structures and shapes. The contrast adds definition and creates an intriguing decorative abstraction which runs throughout the structure.
Distinctive ‘Guanabanos House’ is a Modern Classic
The grounds of the stylish minimalistic house are lusciously planted with rich foliates softening the severe geometry of the architecture. A tasteful walkway guides visitors past a tranquil feature pool. Rough hewn stone is used to provide a further contrast to the otherwise polished stonework. The beauty of the verdant garden is that it becomes a focal point on the inside of the minimalistic house as well as glorious on the outside. The greenery and fabulous shapes and textures of the planting instantly contribute to the interior decorative scheme. Interestingly, the huge windows are frameless, this creates the fascinating illusion that the garden scene is part of the wall not something beyond it. As one would expect, the inside of the minimalistic house is light filled and airy, the fresh atmosphere can be directly attributed to the emphasis placed on the garden views. A pale neutral decorative dominates the living areas. Black linear highlights also appear here in unity with the exterior of the house.
The home has been personalized with the selective placement of tasteful Fine Art objects, unusual light fittings and high quality elegant furnishings. Although this minimalistic house is not at all cluttered, there is uniquely eclectic mixture of styles and objects in the interior, which provide ‘Guanabanos House’ with its distinctive character.
Minimalistic House designed by Taller Hector Barroso of Mexico