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Mar 19, 2011

Could You Live in This Ultra Minimalist Home?

I like minimalism. But Aires Mateus's House In Leiria goes a few notches beyond being merely clutter-free—the Portuguese abode doesn't just have stark interiors but a strikingly featureless white exterior, too.

Aside from the serious white paint costs that must come with keeping this racquetball-court-of-a-home pristine throughout the year, it's just an uncomfortable space to inhabit.

The headache continues when you consider how kids, pets, guests, rodents, neighbors' pets, and various meteorological phenomena are basically all continually conspiring to dirty up your place. In an all white house, that one scuff becomes essentially impossible not to notice. So, yes, it seems like cleaning would have to be something of a constant at the House In Leiria. At least you don't have to spend any time washing the windows.

26 comments:

Erika said...

I'd get so bored personally. =/

And then I'd get really perfectionist and OCD about everything.

I think I'd lose my personality.

GADAFINY said...

not for me

Dudemeister said...

Looks like a fricking tent.

Daniella said...

HA!

They need a miracle to keep that white looking good.

I wonder what the inside looks like...

Agustin Creevy said...

mmm it reminds me to TroN movie hahah

The Lazy Geographer said...

It's less an attempt at practicality and more an attempt at an artistic sensibility. That said, an ultra minimalist house has its perks, at least in my eyes. Mainly, you won't hang out inside it all day. Being small and bare bones you use it as a place to eat and sleep. As such, the home encourages you to go outside and enjoy the world a little bit.

My name is Maman. I'm one who likes all kinds of music. said...

take a long time for me to have it.lol.

Robert Fünf said...

Can I? Yes. Would I want to? No.

LoneIslander said...

Couldn't do it.

chronometer said...

Do not want.

Electric Addict said...

that would be too much for me

Polybius said...

Well, this gives a whole new meaning to "The White House".

Lenny said...

thanks for posting that bro!
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Major.Mack said...

no way

Skruf said...

What is the house made out of? I guess cement?

Sean said...

Wow, that's pretty cool.

Venus said...

I think I could live in a house like that... for some 6 months

MacAttack said...

Fucking hell what a house lol!!

Grey said...

wow im buying one now!

PenDRaGoN said...

As you pointed out, a single stain would make the whole thing look just silly, also, why would someone want to live in a place without windows?

AUD said...

I love minimalistic things of course I could1

Jay.CA said...

more of an artwork than a residence.

Inhia said...

ok let me look at this closer.. the roof [ im a roofer ] isn't closed. im assuming there are skylights..

hopefully i can find more info on it 0.0

kbai

F&S

Thatoneguy said...

No I could not.

Picnaster said...

Nice one, but for me the best house is "Can Lis" & "Can Feliz" done by Jorn Utzon (Sydney's opera house architect).

MRanthrope said...

seems like a cool garage....not home!