Minimalism

The Prefab MUJI House is a Daylit Minimalist Dream Home in Tokyo

The Prefab MUJI House is a Daylit Minimalist Dream Home in Tokyo

The Japanese retailer recently built their first new dwelling in Tokyo. Designed to maximize its small city plot, it features three levels with a minimalist aesthetic that's so common in Japanese

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VIDEO: A Tour of Mark Baez’s Translucent M Cube Residence

VIDEO: A Tour of Mark Baez’s Translucent M Cube Residence

A few years ago, Inhabitat had a chance to catch up with M Design's eco-prefab architect Mark Baez in lovely Venice, CA.  He gave us a personal tour of his M Cube home—a minimalist, modular,

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New Matter’s Elegant Mod-t 3D Printer Costs as Little as $149

New Matter’s Elegant Mod-t 3D Printer Costs as Little as $149

Even with MakerBot's mass appeal, 3D printers are still too expensive and complex for most people to have at home. Now a new start up called New Matter is introducing a truly affordable printer that costs

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Translucent House in Tousuienn Glows After the Sun Sets Over Japan

Translucent House in Tousuienn Glows After the Sun Sets Over Japan

Made from a sturdy steel structure, this Hiroshima home is completely covered in polycarbonate, a long-lasting, high impact-resistance material. Thanks to its translucent qualities, the large volume

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House H: Y Beams, Hanging Floors and Irregular Cutouts Transform a Tiny Japanese Home

House H: Y Beams, Hanging Floors and Irregular Cutouts Transform a Tiny Japanese Home

In order to create a playful sense of expansiveness on the inside of the Matsudo City home, Shinozaki decided to give it a large roof and fill the space in-between with eight Y-shaped wooden frames. From

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Less is More: Suzanne Rae’s Minimalist Looks Draw a Crowd at New York Fashion Week

Less is More: Suzanne Rae’s Minimalist Looks Draw a Crowd at New York Fashion Week

Designer Suzanne Rae's 2013 New York Fashion Week minimalist looks were inspired by late photographer Francesca Woodman's photographic studies women.

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Shigeru Ban’s New Camper Store is a Cardboard-Topped House of Shoes in NYC

Shigeru Ban’s New Camper Store is a Cardboard-Topped House of Shoes in NYC

If you're a Shigeru Ban fan living in NYC, we urge you to head down to check out the starchitect's newest work, the Camper shoe store in SoHo. The design is decidedly "Ban," and features a pitched

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Gustavo Penna’s Lincoln Residence Embraces the Brazilian Highlands

Gustavo Penna’s Lincoln Residence Embraces the Brazilian Highlands

Gustavo Penna continues in the tradition of leading Brazilian architects including Oscar Niemeyer and Paulo Mendes da Rocha, but he has long stepped away from the reliance on concrete and quick

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Jose Hurtados’s Extraordinary Hubless Twist Bike Can be Turned into a Tandem

Jose Hurtados’s Extraordinary Hubless Twist Bike Can be Turned into a Tandem

We're not sure how comfortable it will be to sit on the Twist's saddle, which pivots on the same arm as the handlebars, or how easily the bike will come to a stop with the hubless wheels, but the

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Curvaceous Light Stage House in Hiroshima Makes the Most of an Awkward Lot

Curvaceous Light Stage House in Hiroshima Makes the Most of an Awkward Lot

As with all things Japanese, the stout Light Stage House is a study in elegance and minimalism. The kitchen is compact and the interior furnishings have been built into the architecture which maximizes

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Awesome Fun-House Mirrored Pavilion Replaces Sad Graffiti-Covered Structure in Copenhagen

Awesome Fun-House Mirrored Pavilion Replaces Sad Graffiti-Covered Structure in Copenhagen

The Mirror House is a minimalist structure clad in heat-treated wood and shutters that promote natural ventilation. At night the shutters are closed. At both of the gabled ends of the 140 square meter

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Industrial Chic Dining Pods Pop up at Fabbrica Restaurant in The Netherlands

Industrial Chic Dining Pods Pop up at Fabbrica Restaurant in The Netherlands

Fabbrica Rotterdam has a similar layout but the difference between that restaurant and the new one in Bergen lies in the materials. Whereas Rotterdam is shiny and glittery with massive chandeliers hanging

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Shimmery Hansha Reflection House Thinks Outside The Japanese Box

Shimmery Hansha Reflection House Thinks Outside The Japanese Box

The public, private, and service programs of the house have been separated, with the public portions upstairs, peering through the windows facing the park's lake and sakura trees. Strategically placed,

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Super Slim Outdoors Indoors Home in Japan is Capped with a Rock Climbing Wall

Super Slim Outdoors Indoors Home in Japan is Capped with a Rock Climbing Wall

With only 36 m2 to work with, the design team gave this home a vertical lift. The street is not visible from outside, which shuts out a lot of light, though the open, tapered roof compensates for this by

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San Francisco’s Imaginatively Interconnected Harrison 1×2 Residences by Studio 12

San Francisco’s Imaginatively Interconnected Harrison 1×2 Residences by Studio 12

One of the Harrison Street Residences lies parallel to the street, cloaking the inner courtyard and allowing for greater privacy, space and light shared within a dense urban area. The second residence

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Green-Roofed Chateau Barde-Haut in France Houses Vintage Barrels of Wine

Green-Roofed Chateau Barde-Haut in France Houses Vintage Barrels of Wine

Situated on a 17 hectare rolling plot, the winery was partly buried in order to prevent unnecessary digging. Combined with insulation provided by the vegetated roof, this smart intervention goes far to

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Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Great Mosque and National Park Sit Beautifully In the Heart of Mali

Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Great Mosque and National Park Sit Beautifully In the Heart of Mali

Photo © Iwan Baan Kéré is a world-renowned architect with projects in India, China, Spain, Yemen, Togo, and his home country of Burkina Faso. His integration of technology and vernacular

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Artist Constructs Massive Spiral Out of 270,000 LEGOs in Amsterdam

Artist Constructs Massive Spiral Out of 270,000 LEGOs in Amsterdam

LEGOS aren’t just for kids anymore. Industrial designer Lene Ronsholt Wille has constructed an immense and elegantly curved spiral out of the children’s building block toys in Amsterdam. Called

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