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From Cubist Architecture to Modern Simplicity

By: Jessica Marcel - Published: Nov 22, 2009   Updated: Apr 14 2011
These boxed-in buildings show that architects can actually do a lot with a simple concept. Four wall, one floor, one roof…and all at 90 degree angles. The cube is a simple shape, which makes it especially popular with minimalists.

Take a gander at these boxed-in buildings; they’re anything but square.

Implications - In the midst of a tendency towards curvaceous design comes sharp, geometric buildings that only know hard lines. As frazzled consumers demand simplicity in their lives, architects are responding by focusing on minimalism in their designs. One of the ways in which they are "trimming the fat" in design is through the use of sharp, box-inspired shapes and sleek lines.