Minimalist Architecture

Minimalist architecture found around the world.
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House at the Forest is a minimalist home located in Zurich, Switzerland, designed by Think Architecture. This site presented a unique set of environmental juxtapositions: on two sides, it opened up to the wilderness, offering expansive views of the forest and beyond, creating a sense of being immersed in nature.
House at the Forest by Think Architecture
House at the Forest is a minimalist home located in Zurich, Switzerland, designed by Think Architecture. This site presented a unique set of environmental juxtapositions: on two sides, it opened up to the wilderness, offering expansive views of the forest and beyond, creating a sense of being immersed in nature.
Bury Gate Farm is a minimalist house located in West Sussex, United Kingdom, designed by Sandy Rendel Architects. The location is characterized by its heavy clay soils, which have historically limited agricultural productivity but have favored its use for recreational landscape parks. Architecture, Exterior, Architect, Architecture House, Architect Design, Architecture Exterior, Classic Architecture, Minimalist Architecture, Rural
Bury Gate Farm by Sandy Rendel Architects
Bury Gate Farm is a minimalist house located in West Sussex, United Kingdom, designed by Sandy Rendel Architects. The location is characterized by its heavy clay soils, which have historically limited agricultural productivity but have favored its use for recreational landscape parks.
Shou Sugi Bangers is a minimalist space located in London, United Kingdom, designed by Unknown Works. Nestled within a verdant urban garden, this compact music studio emerges as a serene retreat for a notable electronic music producer, carefully crafted to stand as a tranquil enclave amidst the bustling cityscape of London. London, Studio, Design, Pavilion, Wood Cladding, Timber, Urban Garden
Shou Sugi Bangers by Unknown Works
Shou Sugi Bangers is a minimalist space located in London, United Kingdom, designed by Unknown Works. Nestled within a verdant urban garden, this compact music studio emerges as a serene retreat for a notable electronic music producer, carefully crafted to stand as a tranquil enclave amidst the bustling cityscape of London.
VR House is a minimal residence located in Bentveld, Netherlands, designed by Nicolas Schuybroek Architects. The approach was to emphasize the importance of material selection, aiming for a blend of rough textures and understated elegance that culminated in a timeless and refined space. Inspiration, Outdoor, Bauhaus, Home, Interior, Ideas, Nicolas Schuybroek
VR House by Nicolas Schuybroek Architects
VR House is a minimal residence located in Bentveld, Netherlands, designed by Nicolas Schuybroek Architects. The approach was to emphasize the importance of material selection, aiming for a blend of rough textures and understated elegance that culminated in a timeless and refined space.
Vemdalen Villas is a minimalist home located in Härjedalen, Sweden, designed by Hesselbrand. This development is notable for its strategic placement that allows for direct access to skiing slopes and panoramic views of the encompassing valley. Each housing unit comprises a primary residence alongside a guest house, arranged in a manner that cultivates small communal outdoor areas and walking paths, thereby evoking the ambiance of a village rather than a conventional residential street. Sweden, Villa, Residences
Vemdalen Villas by Hesselbrand
Vemdalen Villas is a minimalist home located in Härjedalen, Sweden, designed by Hesselbrand. This development is notable for its strategic placement that allows for direct access to skiing slopes and panoramic views of the encompassing valley. Each housing unit comprises a primary residence alongside a guest house, arranged in a manner that cultivates small communal outdoor areas and walking paths, thereby evoking the ambiance of a village rather than a conventional residential street.
House of Many Faces is a minimal residence located in Porto, Portugal, designed by fala. The initiative, driven by a client with a vision for conversion, repurposes the space into a distinctive home. The original structure’s layout suggested a dichotomy: a mundane, two-story front section with a cluttered arrangement of rooms, and a rear expanse under a pitched roof supported by robust wooden beams. Minimalism, Layout, Geometric Volume, Facade, Residential, House
House of Many Faces by fala
House of Many Faces is a minimal residence located in Porto, Portugal, designed by fala. The initiative, driven by a client with a vision for conversion, repurposes the space into a distinctive home. The original structure’s layout suggested a dichotomy: a mundane, two-story front section with a cluttered arrangement of rooms, and a rear expanse under a pitched roof supported by robust wooden beams.
Forest of Pillars is a minimal residence located in Saitama, Japan, designed by IGArchitects. The client’s request was for a single-story dwelling that balances generous living spaces with privacy, both from the neighboring homes and within the residence itself. To achieve this, the architects designed a structure that blends both enclosed and open environments, drawing inspiration from the adjacent mountain’s natural greenery Japanese House, Zen House, Building Plan, House Exterior, Window Place
Forest of Pillars by IGArchitects
Forest of Pillars is a minimal residence located in Saitama, Japan, designed by IGArchitects. The client’s request was for a single-story dwelling that balances generous living spaces with privacy, both from the neighboring homes and within the residence itself. To achieve this, the architects designed a structure that blends both enclosed and open environments, drawing inspiration from the adjacent mountain’s natural greenery
Barclay Corner is a minimalist residence located in London, United Kingdom, designed by ao-ft. This ground-floor flat expansion, both rear and side, is notable for its high-level windows and visible timber structure, situated at a key intersection within the area. The design respects its conservation area setting by subtly modifying an existing brick garden wall and introducing two mono-pitched roofs. Timber Structure, Timber Roof, Timber Windows, Timber Window Frames, Roof Structure, Clerestory Windows, Monopitch Roof
Barclay Corner by ao-ft
Barclay Corner is a minimalist residence located in London, United Kingdom, designed by ao-ft. This ground-floor flat expansion, both rear and side, is notable for its high-level windows and visible timber structure, situated at a key intersection within the area. The design respects its conservation area setting by subtly modifying an existing brick garden wall and introducing two mono-pitched roofs.
Seishin Chuo House is a minimal residence located in Kashinodai, Japan, designed by Yusuke Yoshino Architects. The site, nestled in a less dense corner of this new town, juxtaposes its rural roots against the backdrop of modern living. With an adjacent park offering a breath of openness, the project unfolds on a 200-square-meter plot that stands out in contrast to the typical urban squeeze. Kobe, Chuo, Modern, Modern Design
Seishin Chuo House by Yusuke Yoshino Architects
Seishin Chuo House is a minimal residence located in Kashinodai, Japan, designed by Yusuke Yoshino Architects. The site, nestled in a less dense corner of this new town, juxtaposes its rural roots against the backdrop of modern living. With an adjacent park offering a breath of openness, the project unfolds on a 200-square-meter plot that stands out in contrast to the typical urban squeeze.
Los Helechos is a minimal residence located in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, designed by Taller Hector Barroso. Los Helechos, a residential project comprising four houses, is a testament to design that embraces and respects nature. Each house is carefully integrated into a challenging hillside location, showing a commitment to preserving the existing landscape and minimizing environmental impact. Mexico, Valle De Bravo, Valle, Courtyard, Residential Complex
Los Helechos by Taller Hector Barroso
Los Helechos is a minimal residence located in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, designed by Taller Hector Barroso. Los Helechos, a residential project comprising four houses, is a testament to design that embraces and respects nature. Each house is carefully integrated into a challenging hillside location, showing a commitment to preserving the existing landscape and minimizing environmental impact.
Situated on a hill overlooking vineyards, Merricks Farmhouse showcases the architectural brilliance of Michael Lumby Architecture and Nielsen Jenkins Farmhouse, Modern Farmhouse, Modern House, Australian Homes, Large Homes
Merrick’s Farmhouse by Michael Lumby Architecture, Nielsen Jenkins
Situated on a hill overlooking vineyards, Merricks Farmhouse showcases the architectural brilliance of Michael Lumby Architecture and Nielsen Jenkins
Casa na Rua Sara Beirão is a minimal residence located in Oeiras, Portugal, designed by SIA arquitectura. Their initial step was marked by a decisive incision, establishing a foundation in this unexplored setting, and allowing for the natural surroundings – the street and the river-sea – to be incorporated into the design. The house itself is a study in redefining spatial hierarchy. Street, Sleek Design, Traditional Design
Casa na Rua Sara Beirão by SIA arquitectura
Casa na Rua Sara Beirão is a minimal residence located in Oeiras, Portugal, designed by SIA arquitectura. Their initial step was marked by a decisive incision, establishing a foundation in this unexplored setting, and allowing for the natural surroundings – the street and the river-sea – to be incorporated into the design. The house itself is a study in redefining spatial hierarchy.
Komoru Goshogawara is a boutique hotel located in Aomori, Japan, designed by Shotaro Oshima Design Studio. This region offers a panoramic view of the expansive Tsugaru Plain. While summer in Goshogawara is a testament to nature’s magnanimity, winter presents its own set of challenges, demanding resilience from its inhabitants. Within this serene landscape, “Komoru Goshogawara” emerges as a minimalist haven for those seeking solitude. Winter, Nature, Aomori, Summer, Hotel, Serenity
Komoru Goshogawara by Shotaro Oshima Design Studio
Komoru Goshogawara is a boutique hotel located in Aomori, Japan, designed by Shotaro Oshima Design Studio. This region offers a panoramic view of the expansive Tsugaru Plain. While summer in Goshogawara is a testament to nature’s magnanimity, winter presents its own set of challenges, demanding resilience from its inhabitants. Within this serene landscape, “Komoru Goshogawara” emerges as a minimalist haven for those seeking solitude.
Sumui House, a revitalized artist residence located on the South Korean island Jeungdo, designed by TCA, breathes new life into a 35-year-old building that once served as a dormitory for salt farm workers. The project’s design preserves the historic charm of the structure, paying homage to the rough textures and rich colors of the countryside setting. Residential House, Contemporary Architecture, Design Firms
Sumui House by TCA
Sumui House, a revitalized artist residence located on the South Korean island Jeungdo, designed by TCA, breathes new life into a 35-year-old building that once served as a dormitory for salt farm workers. The project’s design preserves the historic charm of the structure, paying homage to the rough textures and rich colors of the countryside setting.
The Innovation Hall, created by Studio Muoto, is a thriving hub of business activity and innovation that is situated in Montpellier’s Cambarérès district. Its design is a testament to contemporary architectural ingenuity, with a chessboard-inspired layout that seamlessly integrates open workspaces, charming patios, and substantial event areas. Montpellier, Interior Details, Office Space, Urban Center
Montpellier by Studio Muoto
The Innovation Hall, created by Studio Muoto, is a thriving hub of business activity and innovation that is situated in Montpellier’s Cambarérès district. Its design is a testament to contemporary architectural ingenuity, with a chessboard-inspired layout that seamlessly integrates open workspaces, charming patios, and substantial event areas.
A Concrete Hut is a minimal architecture project located in Coimbra, Portugal, designed by MRND. Rather than simply renovating, MRND chose to immerse themselves in the space’s essence, creating a bridge between its history and modern design ideals. To MRND, a ‘place’ isn’t just a geographical spot; it’s an embodiment of human intent and time. Hut, Minimal Architecture, Minimalist
A Concrete Hut by MRND
A Concrete Hut is a minimal architecture project located in Coimbra, Portugal, designed by MRND. Rather than simply renovating, MRND chose to immerse themselves in the space’s essence, creating a bridge between its history and modern design ideals. To MRND, a ‘place’ isn’t just a geographical spot; it’s an embodiment of human intent and time.
Situated in the of the Swedish countryside, the Höghult House designed by FABEL Arkitektur, presents a compelling demonstration of how architecture and nature can coexist harmoniously. Positioned atop a steep slope, the house acts as a connection between traditional and modern design approaches. Gotland, House Design, Timber Architecture, Timber Construction, Timber Framing, Old Farm
Höghult House by FABEL Arkitektur
Situated in the of the Swedish countryside, the Höghult House designed by FABEL Arkitektur, presents a compelling demonstration of how architecture and nature can coexist harmoniously. Positioned atop a steep slope, the house acts as a connection between traditional and modern design approaches.
Martelaar is a minimalist residence located in Ghent, Belgium, designed by Machteld D’Hollander. The initiative sought to reconfigure the area through careful demolition, reinvigorating the space with vegetation, while mindfully preserving certain structural elements. Landscape Designs, Ghent, Garden Pavilion, Urban Oasis, Landscape Design
Martelaar by Machteld D’Hollander
Martelaar is a minimalist residence located in Ghent, Belgium, designed by Machteld D’Hollander. The initiative sought to reconfigure the area through careful demolition, reinvigorating the space with vegetation, while mindfully preserving certain structural elements.
Simon Square is a minimalist residence located in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, designed by Fraser/Livingstone Architects. The structure utilizes timber at its core and is enveloped in a brick shell, with a lime slaister-coat to soften the appearance of the brick and offer a more cohesive and robust appearance. Edinburgh, House Extensions, Timber Walls
Simon Square by Fraser/Livingstone Architects
Simon Square is a minimalist residence located in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, designed by Fraser/Livingstone Architects. The structure utilizes timber at its core and is enveloped in a brick shell, with a lime slaister-coat to soften the appearance of the brick and offer a more cohesive and robust appearance.
House FN is a minimalist residence located in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, designed by Didonè Comacchio Architects. The project site is sandwiched between the western incline of the recently UNESCO-recognized Monte Grappa, and the eastern descent of the Asiago plateau. Ramen, Mansions, Van, Interior Architecture
House FN by Didonè Comacchio Architects
House FN is a minimalist residence located in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, designed by Didonè Comacchio Architects. The project site is sandwiched between the western incline of the recently UNESCO-recognized Monte Grappa, and the eastern descent of the Asiago plateau.
Space Encounters, OZ, Workshop Architects, and BETA joined forces to create Oostenburg, a high-density housing complex in the center of Amsterdam. This innovative concept recreates the old industrial setting that previously characterized this area of the city. Embracing the historical Werkspoorhal, the development consists of three volumes, two of which offer a diverse array of dwellings named De Gieter and De Slijper. Urban Planning, Structural Engineering, Landscape Architect, Entrance Lobby, Innovation Design
Oostenburg by Space Encounters
Space Encounters, OZ, Workshop Architects, and BETA joined forces to create Oostenburg, a high-density housing complex in the center of Amsterdam. This innovative concept recreates the old industrial setting that previously characterized this area of the city. Embracing the historical Werkspoorhal, the development consists of three volumes, two of which offer a diverse array of dwellings named De Gieter and De Slijper.
Latimer Road is a minimalist residence located in London, United Kingdom, designed by Poroban. The exterior is meticulously designed with Douglas fir, offering a unique blend of architectural charm and nature-centric aesthetics. This enhancement not only facilitates a more interactive connection between the indoors and the outdoors but also outlines a distinct area ideal for social gatherings. Home Décor, Décor, Doors, Garage Doors, Home Decor, Decor, Outdoor Decor
Latimer Road by Poroban
Latimer Road is a minimalist residence located in London, United Kingdom, designed by Poroban. The exterior is meticulously designed with Douglas fir, offering a unique blend of architectural charm and nature-centric aesthetics. This enhancement not only facilitates a more interactive connection between the indoors and the outdoors but also outlines a distinct area ideal for social gatherings.
House K is a reconstructed residence, designed by Bangkok Tokyo Architecture, located in an old residential area of Bangkok. The client decided to rebuild their family home due to changes in their family structure and the deterioration of the existing house. Tokyo, Bangkok, Tokyo Architecture, Architecture Project
House K by Bangkok Tokyo Architecture
House K is a reconstructed residence, designed by Bangkok Tokyo Architecture, located in an old residential area of Bangkok. The client decided to rebuild their family home due to changes in their family structure and the deterioration of the existing house.
Refuge is a minimalist architecture project located in Bonheiden, Belgium, designed by NWLND. Rooted within an existing homestead’s garden, the pavilion’s design is closely dictated by the terrain and environment that encase it, playing into the creation and positioning of the structure. Best Interior, Structures
Refuge by NWLND
Refuge is a minimalist architecture project located in Bonheiden, Belgium, designed by NWLND. Rooted within an existing homestead’s garden, the pavilion’s design is closely dictated by the terrain and environment that encase it, playing into the creation and positioning of the structure.
Gardeners House is a minimal residence located in Thônex, Switzerland, designed by Cabinet. The architectural design wraps around a charming water feature, culminating in a crescent-like expanse that opens up a refreshing space amidst the woodlands for local denizens to unwind Garden Structures, Architecture Design, Wooden Facade, Beam Structure
Gardeners House by Cabinet
Gardeners House is a minimal residence located in Thônex, Switzerland, designed by Cabinet. The architectural design wraps around a charming water feature, culminating in a crescent-like expanse that opens up a refreshing space amidst the woodlands for local denizens to unwind
Saltviga House is a minimal residence located in Saltviga, Norway, designed by Kolman Boye Architects. In their recent work and pedagogical pursuits, the architects have increasingly discovered the potential of Dinesen materials. Traditionally used for flooring, these materials often produce scraps and off-cuts, the remnants of custom-made floors. Oak Planks, House Blend, Building A House, House Made, Oak Cladding
Saltviga House by Kolman Boye Architects
Saltviga House is a minimal residence located in Saltviga, Norway, designed by Kolman Boye Architects. In their recent work and pedagogical pursuits, the architects have increasingly discovered the potential of Dinesen materials. Traditionally used for flooring, these materials often produce scraps and off-cuts, the remnants of custom-made floors.
Farmhouse Gironde Estuary is a minimal home located in Poitou-Charentes, France, designed by Martin Migeon Architecture. The initial focus of the redesign was to extend the property, providing an uninterrupted vista across the estuary. Previously, the original structures centred around a common courtyard, a relic from its agricultural past when vistas were secondary to utility. Old Farm Houses, Architecture Office
Farmhouse Gironde Estuary by Martin Migeon Architecture
Farmhouse Gironde Estuary is a minimal home located in Poitou-Charentes, France, designed by Martin Migeon Architecture. The initial focus of the redesign was to extend the property, providing an uninterrupted vista across the estuary. Previously, the original structures centred around a common courtyard, a relic from its agricultural past when vistas were secondary to utility.
Svart Hus is a minimal residence located in Door County, Wisconsin, designed by Kate Smith. Nestled on a five-acre meadow, this visually unassuming residence doubles as a work and living retreat. Wood was sourced through Portland-based Nakamoto Forestry, the home features Shou Sugi Ban wood, a Japanese technique of charring wood that lends durability and carbon-sequestering properties. Wisconsin, Scandinavian Architecture, Scandinavian Design, Haus, Cabin
Svart Hus by Kate Smith
Svart Hus is a minimal residence located in Door County, Wisconsin, designed by Kate Smith. Nestled on a five-acre meadow, this visually unassuming residence doubles as a work and living retreat. Wood was sourced through Portland-based Nakamoto Forestry, the home features Shou Sugi Ban wood, a Japanese technique of charring wood that lends durability and carbon-sequestering properties.
Steel House is a minimal residence located in Gadigal, Australia, designed by Retallack Thompson. Situated on the site of a long-vanished cottage, the Steel House stands as a modern interpretation of the past. This innovative structure, built on the remnants of a home that succumbed to fire at the dawn of the 20th century, seeks to mend the disrupted heritage pattern of the area. Steel House, Aluminium Cladding, Modern Exterior, Metal Siding, Loft
Steel House by Retallack Thompson
Steel House is a minimal residence located in Gadigal, Australia, designed by Retallack Thompson. Situated on the site of a long-vanished cottage, the Steel House stands as a modern interpretation of the past. This innovative structure, built on the remnants of a home that succumbed to fire at the dawn of the 20th century, seeks to mend the disrupted heritage pattern of the area.
Bredören is a minimal home located in Mälaren, Sweden, designed by Arrhov Frick. The gabled roof utilizes a semi-transparent polycarbonate with eaves that overhang beyond the terrace to provide additional shelter and coverage. A glass facade framed by a wooden grid overlooks the peaceful surrounding. Lille, Building, Contemporary, Roof, Dwell
Bredören by Arrhov Frick
Bredören is a minimal home located in Mälaren, Sweden, designed by Arrhov Frick. The gabled roof utilizes a semi-transparent polycarbonate with eaves that overhang beyond the terrace to provide additional shelter and coverage. A glass facade framed by a wooden grid overlooks the peaceful surrounding.