Confession: We've been hesitant at Remodelista to delve into the design scene in China; it's unknown territory for us. But we've been quietly bookmarking projects that speak to us (and make us want to get on a plane). First up: a compelling whitewashed brick compound in Shanghai by KUU Architects, a design practice run by Kok-Meng Tan and Satoko Saeki.
Photographs via Kuu.
Above: The Minus K house encompasses two separate residences that share a communal courtyard.
Above: A whitewashed kitchen opens to the shared courtyard.
Above: A view of the kitchen from the dining area
Above: A brick and wood dining area. All of the brick walls are structural and painted white inside and out.
Above: A living room features just the essentials.
Above: Built-in shelving under, over, and next to a window.
Above: A spartan bedroom with high and low windows. KUU Architects designed all of the elements, including the cotton curtains.
Above: A bird's eye view of the shared courtyard.
Above: Dinner outside tonight?