bamboo studio: cut house bamboo studio: cut house
sep 30, 2012

bamboo studio: cut house

‘cut house’ by bamboo studio, brescia, italy all images courtesy bamboo studio

italian practice bamboo studio has recently completed the ‘cut house’ in a countryside town in brescia, italy. envisioned like a crisp piece of paper, the monolithic exterior of this dwelling appears to have been precisely cut with a knife to let daylight  enter the volume. determined by internal functions and illumination needs, rectangular windows penetrate the thick walls. leading towards the front door, black low-profile walls with small rectangular perforations contrast the residence.

inside, the geometric cutting turns angular with a line of jagged-edged partitions and voids enclosing the ebony stairway. a vibrantly-hued collection of furniture pieces and accent panels brighten the otherwise white interior.

main entrance

approach to front door

view from kitchen

living room with backdrop of the cut-out stairway

view from living room


view through the cuts


upper level corridor

shower room

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1



  • well done this is beautiful

    grapes says:
  • The exterior looks like a (yawn) over sized A/C unit.

    Susan Y England says:
  • maybe the AC unit looks like a (cough) miniature cut house.

    Johnny Z Spain says:
  • It looks like a high end Dentist Office. Tom Cruise got his new teeth here.

    jim C. says:
  • Great post minimalist furniture. If this is the only entry in a competition it should get first prize.

    Kenneth Smythe says:
  • comments 2-4 brought smiles. corbu’s “machine for living” was positively “cozy” compared with this. I’d like to see it after real people live in it for a week, if they can tolerate it that long.

    rich says:

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