Empty, but not cold / by Michelle Linden

As someone who considers themselves a minimalist, I find myself often defending minimalism again accusations of being cold and uninviting. Minimalism doesn't have to be cold, and I think this project by Japanese firm Naruse Inokuma Architects illustrates that point quite clearly. While this house is currently empty, it isn't the least bit cold. The textures of the materials and the softness of the light are in my mind warm and inviting. I think it is a truly lovely project.