New York-based architect/industrial designer Marc Thorpe has designed a desert residence dubbed, “The Sharp House,” for a retired New York City couple, which exudes the ultimate minimalist vibes. The house was designed to be as economical as possible in its construction, with its main materials consisting of concrete and glass.
Located just north of Santa Fe, New Mexico on five acres of land, the clean and rectangular volume also exudes a neo-brutalist aesthetic, while its large glass exposures to the north and south, allow perfect sunlight and sufficient cross ventilation throughout the day. Measuring 2,000 square feet, the home’s program consists of two bedrooms, a dining room, kitchen, living areas, and bathroom. On its west portion, an integrated ladder offers access to the roof, allowing views of the open scenery.
Additionally, the designer’s minimalist and ecological approach is further exemplified by the usage of monocrystalline solar panels, which powers all of the energy required for the home. All excess power is then fed back into the power grid, as the home is a perfect example for a sustainable and humble future.