Architect Theo Cutanso Domini combined minimalism and rustic authenticity in the interior of his stone house.
French architect Theo Coutinso Domini has transformed an old wooden house in the historic center of Bordeaux. With the help of minimalist architectural interventions, honest textures and skillful lighting, he focused on the beauty of the old materials from which the building was built.
To make the space of a small house functional, Domini focused on providing practical solutions by the simplest means. Abandoning decorative details, the architect put the charm of textured archaic surfaces at the forefront. The atmosphere in the house is created by the uneven masonry of the walls, which the author left in plain sight. Her expressive drawing is echoed by aged wooden beams and rafters.
The contrast between the old and the new helped to emphasize the beauty of the authentic architectural elements of the Domini. So, the floor and stairs in the house were made of gray micro-cement, the ascetic kitchen island was made of sheet black steel, a minimalist table with two benches was installed in the dining room, and instead of a sofa, he laid simple rectangular pillows in black leather on the floor. The abundance of black color and dark wood surfaces makes the interior gloomy, but not gloomy: thanks to the warm illumination of details and glare from the windows, there is enough diffuse lighting.