A STRIKING SELECTION OF MINIMALISTIC BUILDINGS FROM JAPAN TO PARAGUAY
AN IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL TRENDS
ARCHITECTS THINKING OUT-OF-THE-BOX
Contemporary architecture speaks with many voices. However, as our selection shows, minimalism is still a very strong trend. Internationally renowned architects as well as emerging studios pursue the idea of simplicity, drawing from Japanese Zen culture. The focus is on reduction and on creating structures that are stripped of any superfluous elements. This approach that focuses on the essentials encompasses the following: dominance of simple and few materials, use of basic geometric forms and avoidance of decorative elements, a structure built with large surfaces and maximizing the windows to allow light to travel freely through the interior. Independent of their scale, these minimalistic architectural creations are outstanding examples of architecture today.
230 x 290 mm (9 x 111⁄2 in)
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