Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten a Berlin-based studio has designed the Minimum House. Completed in 2008, this two-storey contemporary home is located in Mellensee, Brandenburg, Germany.
According tot he architects: “The Minimum House at Mellensee was developed by the idea that a house with maximum outdoor impressions should make full use of solar yields for the building.
“The reflections of glass and light make the three-side glassed building shells appear immaterial. The modular building concept, that allowed a contemporary open-plan living space with high ecological and economic standards.
“The annual heating requirements answer to the low-energy standard. Soil sensor, ceiling-mounted radiation heating, controlled ventilation and a heat recovery support thermic automation. A bus system constantly supervises and regulates the contemporary German house.
Costa Rican designers Kalia have completed the Black Beauty Tierra Villa. Located in the wonderful Black Beauty Village in Ostional in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, this residence is a natural but luxurious feast for the eyes.
Peru-based architectural practice, Vertice Arquitectos, have designed the J4 project. Completed in 2012, the two contemporary properties are perched on a cliff-top with views across the sea in Lomas del Mar, Lima, Perú.