Minimalist Geometric House

AD Architecture completed the Minimalist Geometric House to break spatial boundaries, incorporate eclectic thinking, and evoke emotions that create an intimate stage for its occupants.

  • area / size 3,229 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Guangdong, China,
  • Type House,
  • Situated at the CBD of Shantou, this single-storey luxury residence embraces the river view outside. Spanning 300 square meters, the space is like a piece of white curtain, which opens up a free field for people to experience.

    The project draws inspiration from the visual presentation of performances on stage. We turned the white space into a serene backdrop and stage for the occupants, with the details and dotted bright colors generating dramatic visual effects, which showcase the stylish character of contemporary luxury homes.

    The passageway near the foyer was originally dark and cramped, since it was flanked by two rooms on both sides. We opened up the enclosed space to let natural light filter into every corner, thereby creating a bright and cozy life stage. Meanwhile, each corner of the interior space offers an open view to the outside. Through tearing the formerly closed space and blurring the boundaries, we created a relationship of “stage” and “backstage”, which adds playfulness to the space. Different areas are separate yet connected.

    The word “eclectic” is derived from the Greek words eklegein and eklegesthai, meaning “to choose, make a selection”.

    The simplistic color palette, which mainly consists of black and white, fully embodies a restrained aesthetic. Large areas of the space are “blank”, which generate a tranquil and inclusive atmosphere. In this space dominated by calming hues, the red B&B chair and the blue Cappellini Peacock Armchair appear serene and elegant. Restrained as it looks, there is something extremely powerful, which reminds us to restrain lust and emotion, keep the soul pure and live a minimalist life. 

    Rational design promoted by Bauhaus in the 20th century has been influencing us. We adopted minimalist functionalism, while emphasizing people’s sensory experiences.

    The overall design of the living room sticks to the logic of minimalism. Characterized by lightweight textures and light gray hues, the carpet marks off a relatively converged area, which coordinates the relatively loose state of the space. The Minotti fabric sofa echoes with the carpet with a similar hue. Together they enhance the cozy and static characters of the space, in which people can feel calm and relaxed.

    In order to create a cheerful dining environment, we turned the original wall into floor-to-ceiling glass, to connect the interior to the outside world. A lightweight ultra-clear glass cabinet hangs in the air, which combines functionality and aesthetics. In addition, Molteni & C dining chairs provide a comfortable dining experience.

    The room facing the old urban district was opened up and turned into an outdoor leisure area. Here, the occupants see the integration of the city’s old and new built landscape, feel the evolution of living environment, and enjoy a peaceful lifestyle. The leisure area links the interior to the outside, and provides a perfect place for the hostess to read books. The customized metal decorations on the wall are artistic, which highlights the style.

    In the bedroom, white walls and the black floor are perfectly combined, which shows contrast while at the same time generating a simplistic visual impression and a cozy ambience. When gentle music plays and the curtain opens automatically in the morning, the occupants will embrace the outdoor river view and start a new day with a pleasant mood. The bathroom and bedroom are connected into a whole, which appears expansive and clean.

    Design: AD Architecture
    Photography: courtesy of AD Architecture