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Revolution Road: An Architect-Designed Compound in Shanghai

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Revolution Road: An Architect-Designed Compound in Shanghai

January 27, 2014

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.

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Above: The Minus K house encompasses two separate residences that share a communal courtyard.

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Above: A whitewashed kitchen opens to the shared courtyard.

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Above: A view of the kitchen from the dining area

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Above: A brick and wood dining area. All of the brick walls are structural and painted white inside and out.

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Above: A living room features just the essentials.

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Above: Built-in shelving under, over, and next to a window.

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Above: A spartan bedroom with high and low windows. KUU Architects designed all of the elements, including the cotton curtains.

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Above: A bird’s eye view of the shared courtyard.

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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. 

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Frequently asked questions

What is the Minus K House?

Minus K House is a minimalist residence located in Shanghai, China, designed by KUU Architects.

Who designed the Minus K House?

The Minus K House was designed by KUU Architects.

What is the design concept behind the Minus K House?

The Minus K House is designed to create a sense of minimalism and openness, allowing natural light and air to flow through the space.

What materials were used in the construction of the Minus K House?

The Minus K House is constructed mainly from bamboo, which is a sustainable and renewable building material. The house also features concrete floors and walls, as well as glass windows.

What are some of the standout features of the Minus K House?

The Minus K House features a minimalist design with clean lines and simple shapes. The house also features a double-height living room with a bamboo feature wall and large windows that provide views of the surrounding greenery.

Is the Minus K House eco-friendly?

Yes, the Minus K House is eco-friendly as it is constructed mainly from bamboo, which is a sustainable and renewable building material. The house also features energy-saving LED lighting and an efficient HVAC system.

What is the location of the Minus K House?

The Minus K House is located in Shanghai, China.

Can the Minus K House be rented or used as an event space?

It is not clear from the article if the Minus K House is available for rent or use as an event space. You would need to contact the owners or architects to find out more information.

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