Combination of natural simplicity and bold design solutions makes the Baan Moom house in Bangkok, Thailand, one of the most beautiful examples of minimalism in architecture.
The residence has a unique, geometrical shape, in which narrow angles and sharp edges meet white coating and sunk-in large windows with balconies. All functions and facilities are packed and stacked into 3-storeys to provide the most space possible on the ground level, which opens up to a sizable garden and swimming pool. There is also an outdoor terrace that allows the inhabitants to enjoy sun baths in the summer.
The house has one master bedroom for the parents, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for the children, a living and dining room, a working room, and a special Thai kitchen. All chambers reflect the boxiness of the outside and feature simple, angular design, where simplicity and resulting elegance correspond with functionality. Flooring and furniture are made of wood and sport either natural or black paint job. Additional wooden accents, such as passage near the lap pool and suspended ceilings on some floors add a touch of warmth and remove the otherwise clinically cold character of the design.
These go along nicely with white or cream-coloured walls, glass panes, and well-measured lighting system. Particularly noticeable inside the house is the triangular stairs hall and the staircase leading up to the terrace. Each and every of its steps is attached to the wall separately and illuminated with a baseboard lamp.