Modernist design is based on the premise of “less is more”, and it is precisely this understatement that informs its appeal.
Instead of using wall tiles in the bathrooms, Vincent prefers coating the walls with two layers of waterproofing paint, which he says works just as well as tiles, but looks much better.
Modernist design is based on the premise of “less is more”, and it is precisely this understatement that informs its appeal. “When you control the lines, there’s always a sense of restfulness,” the architect says, referring to the rhythm of columns and beams. “But I wanted to contrast the modern skeletal structure with a simple and rustic material palette, and also provide the sense of time passing, by using distressed materials.”
RIGHT On the second floor, where the bedrooms are located, the high-level windows help provide lightness to the structure. (OPPOSITE) TOP The family installed two sinks in the kitchen area for hygiene purposes – one for washing dishes, and the other...