Revolution Road: An Architect-Designed Compound in Shanghai

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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.

Kuu Architects' Minus-K House in Shanghai | Remodelista

Kuu Architects' Minus-K House in Shanghai | Remodelista

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

Kuu Architects' Minus-K House in Shanghai | Remodelista

Kuu Architects' Minus-K House in Shanghai | Remodelista

Above: A whitewashed kitchen opens to the shared courtyard.

Kuu Architects Minus K House/Remodelista

Kuu Architects Minus K House/Remodelista

Above: A view of the kitchen from the dining area

Minus K Kitchen Dining Shanghai/Remodelista

Minus K Kitchen Dining Shanghai/Remodelista

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

KUU Shanghai House Living Room/Remodelista

KUU Shanghai House Living Room/Remodelista

Above: A living room features just the essentials.

Shanghai House Kitchen KUU/Remodelista

Shanghai House Kitchen KUU/Remodelista

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

Kuu Architects' Minus-K House in Shanghai | Remodelista

Kuu Architects' Minus-K House in Shanghai | Remodelista

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

Kuu Architects' Minus-K House in Shanghai | Remodelista

Kuu Architects' Minus-K House in Shanghai | Remodelista

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

Kuu Architects' Minus-K House in Shanghai | Remodelista

Kuu Architects' Minus-K House in Shanghai | Remodelista

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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