This cool modern Nexus House was built in a historic residential district in Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, by Johnsen Schmaling Architects. The architecture is unusual because it’s organized in two parts. One is a two-story brick block that was partially carved into the slope and the other one is a linear cedar-clad volume. The public spaces are located in the brick part, while the private ones are in the cedar part. The interior is pretty simple, minimalist and the dramatic effect is based on contrast like white walls and floor with dark furniture and accents and vice versa. Giant windows and transparent walls make the interiors merge with nature and add green to the inside. Modern architecture plus minimalist design are the formula for success!