Tucked neatly into a compact plot on a traditional Dublin street, the ‘Grangegorman Residence’ presents a complete contrast to the adjacent architecture. This ultra modern architecture residence is stylish compact and a fine example of a highly practical minimalist home design. Built for a motor cycle enthusiast, the project was designed by ‘ODOS’ architects, to provide a fine living space conjoined to an ergonomically designed workshop. The outer profile of the house is strictly rectilinear with no superfluous decorative features. Ample provision has been made for enjoying both internal and external areas of this super stylish home. There is a relaxing paved patio on the ground level and a further ‘secret’ decked area at the top of the house
Stylish Minimalist Home Design
The workshop and motorbike storage areas obviously have to occupy the areas at street level. These may be neatly concealed by a system of plain white paneled doors. For a totally streamlined affect the entrance, via stairs, to the upper living areas is also disguised in the same sequence of white panels. The exterior elevations are composed of a balanced composition of stacked geometric layers. Visual interest is achieved through creative variations in the simple configurations of horizontal and vertical elements.
The interior of the modern architecture residence is decorated white throughout to match the exterior. Pale wood is used on the flooring to compliment the light and airy interior design scheme. Ample storage shelving is integrated into the stair well this enables personalization of the interior through the selective placement of artworks, books, DVDs and CD’s.
The unifying element of both interior and exterior spaces of this minimalist home design is the bold configuration of rectangular forms and shapes. The over all impression is of a completely modern, totally functional urban residence fit for fast paced 21st century living.
Modern architecture residence
Large plain plate glass windows allow natural light to flood into this modern architecture residence and also maximize views of the exterior. A pleasant external seating area is provided on a concealed terrace at the top of the house. This allows full enjoyment of sunlight and fresh air but slatted screens create a subtle privacy barrier. This feature extends the space and versatility of the attractive open plan living area on the second floor. The more private areas of bedrooms and bathroom are located on the first floor.
A feature of the architecture is that this minimalist home design can be very open and transparent but a simple system of external shutters enables the home to become very private and secure when desired.
Minimalist white interior design – Clean look
Compact Modern Architecture Residence by ‘ODOS’ Architects