Modern Small House Plan and Design
‘Less is more’ and that is the new mantra! For those who need proof, here is ‘Reflection of the Mineral’, a house built in downtown Nakano, a ward in Tokyo which is roughly just 480 square foot in size.
What stands out in this house designed by Yasuhiro Yamashita, is the successful usage of modern architectural ideas combined with clever use of space as well as structured design.
Having being built on sparse land, it has made use of every inch of space available and in turn has successfully carved a niche for itself in the architectural world. Even though the use of furniture is minimal, it is equipped with every facility that a family may need for its stay.
The appliance in the house as well as the furniture has been constructed keeping the contours of the building in mind. This has created an illusion of space and the house being larger than it really is.
The house has won a lot of accolades, architectural awards and has been featured in prominent magazines as well. Having become a landmark in its own right, the Reflection of the Mineral is a benchmark in the architectural world as well.
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Part of the visual feast at that is the work of WCH Interior, this Taiwanese home interior caught our eye with its strong simplicity of layout lifted with a punchy color palette.
Bold orange accents are scattered throughout the open plan apartment, where a low slung accent chair sings in the zesty hue, and a large over dining table pendant shade reveals a matching lining.
The contemporary bookcases that line one wall of the home display matching orange accents of smaller proportions to keep the accent going in an understated fashion.
Whilst the walls of this dwelling are painted a crisp plain white, black base notes have been added to give weight to the airy scheme in the form of contrasting furniture and accessories.
One of the most eyecatching black accent pieces in the place comes in the stunning form of a grand piano–a thing of beauty whether you are a classically trained musician or just tinkle the keys for kicks!
A dining bench on one side of the suite allows the eye-line to flow more freely up and over the eating space by simplifying the overall silhouette.
Fitted wardrobes in the bedroom have been designed in a handleless run to give an uncomplicated streamlined look.
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Dining Room Schemes
If you are looking for dining room inspiration, then this cherry picked lot from a myriad of tasty portfolios should get your creative juices well and truly flowing.
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Nettleton 198 by Saota
Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects produce an array of amazing homes, and the Nettleton 198 House is another triumph from the design team. The home is filled with style surprises, such as an aqua themed hallway, suspended staircase and open-air living.
The entire home can be opened up to the warm breeze thanks to its disappearing walls, and a full scale eight seated dining set is located right in the center of the central garden for unobstructed alfresco dining under the sun, moon and stars.
Perched high over Clifton, the beautifully modern home is flanked on the east edge by a hillside garden, whilst the western aspect looks out over the expansive Atlantic Ocean, visible from a huge sun patio, generous living space and a master bedroom with a retractable glass perimeter.
A glossy black kitchen forms a solid base note at the heart of the lightly decorated home, creating a sumptuous cooking zone full of drama and sophistication, a superb area to show off ones serious culinary skills to a gathering of discerning guests.
With a roof situated sun terrace and a smooth cool infinity pool, this is an amazing home for entertaining–day or night–or a place in which you can take sanctuary away from all the hustle and bustle, and never want to leave!
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Focusing on an alternative approach to the usual concept of middle range Vietnamese urban houses, this project from MM++ Architects combines traditional construction principles with low cost material solutions and fresh design.
Located in Ho Chi Minh City, a residential district of Saigon, Vietmam, this brand new build spans 255 sqm. The dwelling was designed as a family home for a couple with 3 young children, resulting in a contemporary taste throughout but maintaining a practical edge.
The living area is a large open space that flows into the dining room and kitchen, allowing the adults to keep an eye on the children whilst busy at play or with homework, even when cooking the evening meal. There is even a small internal courtyard beneath a skylight along the perimeter of the grand room to bring the beauty of nature into the hub of the home, as well as providing pause between the living area of the home and the bedrooms beyond.
The fantastic house was designed in a high-end style despite a restrictive budget, and because of this the architectural elements were kept simple, utilizing a concrete structure, simple brickwork, ceramic tiles, and a corrugated iron roof layered with insulating material, leaving a substantial budget for top spec gadgetry and furniture.