Minimalism is a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity.
Minimalist architecture is characterised by :
- a combination of an open floor.
- infinite space.
- limited colors/ monochromatic palette
- use of concrete, glass and natural materials and lots of light.
- clean lines.
- functional furniture.
It usually combines an open floor, where the focus is more on the shape, colour and texture of just a handful of essential elements.
– History of Minimalist Architecture –
This video tells beautifully the history of minimalism mouvement, where it came from , it’s purpose and gives it’s definition and some minimalist designs throughout the years.
Some of the most known minimalist architects :
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
Some of his designs:
Some of his designs :