Architects Francesca Morsiani and Mujgan Merve Rinaldi designed La Mini with a proposed location in Nevsehir, Turkey surrounded by mountains. The rectangular structure is clad in dark brown vertical panels interspersed with floor-to-ceiling windows for a sleek, minimalist exterior.
The design idea was to create a small, efficient and welcoming house. In an area of about 45sqm, it contains minimum living requirements: a bedroom, bathroom and the living/dining/kitchen area as a single space.
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” Hans Hoffmann
Despite its limited square footage, the interior feels open with sight lines to the outdoors from most angles. In the open living space, the kitchen cabinets run along one wall before turning into a built-in bench at the entrance of the bedroom. The low surface also acts as a shelf to hold books and objects.
The walls are covered in simple wood panels with the grain adding texture to the space.
The view through the large window in the bedroom expands the boundaries of the room, providing a strong sense of continuity between inside and outside.