Doing more with less. This is a mantra that people strive for personally and professionally in order to be the most efficient version of themselves. Within architecture circles in 2018, this is slogan is being put into practice once again.
Minimalism has emerged as one of this year’s most notable trends. Architects and designers are creating homes, hotels and offices that have the appearance of simplicity, but still have the modern amenities that tenants and owners come to expect these days.
— 5 STYLE (@5_STYLE) August 24, 2018
Popular this week: The striking single-story CASWES House by TOOP Architectuur.
— Minimalissimo (@minimalissimo) February 4, 2018
Minimalist architecture was first explored in the mid-1920s with the rise of cubism in the art world. Artists like Carl Andre and Donald Judd inspired architects to open their minds to the possibility of new designs. In the early 1960s, minimalism took off among the most notable architects of the day.
Wow! The @Independent's inspiring home of the week is a stunner – a fantastic example of minimalism: https://t.co/7iwX0tZMha #minimalism #homedesign #architecture #inspiring pic.twitter.com/mzjEOXTG3g
— Cantifix (@cantifix) August 26, 2018
The main design elements of minimalist architecture are the use of empty space and a visual impression of cleanliness and simplicity. When these ideas are met, designs are achieved that look futuristic yet classic.
Designer Jean-Michel Gathy brings a blend of European-style minimalism to authentic Omani architecture at The Chedi Muscat, and the result is… well, just scroll through won’t you? Jeep tours and dolphin-watching await alongside the spa and swimming… https://t.co/qezLpJstCD pic.twitter.com/w70NITO3is
— Tablet Hotels (@TabletHotels) August 26, 2018
— bestdesignideas (@BestDesignIdea) August 21, 2018
— Interior Design News (@InterDesignNews) August 25, 2018
Minimalism is a common theme among residential properties, but increasingly it is coming back in commercial projects like museums and hotels. Even houses of worship have opened up to the idea of minimalist design.
— Highsnobiety (@highsnobiety) February 23, 2017
A new part of minimalist design in the 21st century is implementing features that make buildings eco-friendly and sustainable. By using only select materials in the design phase, minimalist projects lend themselves to being more environmentally friendly. Natural light and open space also allow minimalist designs to cut back on energy usage.
Minimalist, elegant and comfortable beach house that blends into its surroundings in #HarbourIsland, #Bahamas. #HouseoftheDay Oppenheim Architecture + Design LLP https://t.co/j33Gcc5Jqa pic.twitter.com/oUn9OLDekK
— Whipple Russell (@WhippleRussell) August 25, 2018
Minimalist living at its finest. Faena House by @FosterPartners boasts 47 units of ultimate minimal luxury. #5STYLE #minimalist #architecture #Miami #minimal #luxury #contemporary #design #Interiors pic.twitter.com/6t7JvZPqKo
— 5 STYLE (@5_STYLE) August 25, 2018
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