ISSUE 4  |  Chinese New Year

Revolution Road: An Architect-Designed Compound in Shanghai

January 27, 2014 10:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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?

Like the look of brick? See more examples in our posts Bricks Made Modern and Another Brick in the Wall, a celebration of white bricks.