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23 Boxed-In Buildings

From Cubist Architecture to Modern Simplicity

— November 22, 2009 — Art & Design
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.
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Sweetened Jail Cells
Sweetened Jail Cells
The Sugar Cage Keeps Your Sugar Cubes Under Lock and Key
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22
Skydeck 88 Observation Deck
Skydeck 88 Observation Deck
Glass Cube Protrudes From Building
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Boom Box Architecture
Boom Box Architecture
Kring-Gumho Culture Complex in Seoul Looks Like a Ghetto-Blaster
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20
Rooftop Cube Hotel
Rooftop Cube Hotel
Everland Hotel, Paris
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19
Floating Archaeological Architecture
Floating Archaeological Architecture
The Sky Disk Artifact Gives the Nebra Ark Its Inspiration
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18
Cube-Shaped Eco Architecture
Cube-Shaped Eco Architecture
The Modular Dice House
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17
Sci-Fi Inspired Architecture
Sci-Fi Inspired Architecture
'Un Sui' House Inspired by A Space Odyssey
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Modular Modern Architecture
Modular Modern Architecture
11boxes by Keiji Ashizawa Design is Stacked Simplicity
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15
Cubist Duplexes
Cubist Duplexes
The Design Firm Blends Form & Function for Satish Nayak Residence in Bangalore
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14
Modern Artchitecture
Modern Artchitecture
The Casa Zafra in Spain Merges Art and Architecture
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13
Cube Architecture
Cube Architecture
Dubai Sports City
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12
Open Atrium Architecture
Open Atrium Architecture
Paul de Ruiter's Villa Room Makes the Most of Natural Light
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11
Concrete Cube Shops
Concrete Cube Shops
Contemporary Furniture Store Volume B in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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10
Stacked Box Architecture
Stacked Box Architecture
Marcio Kogan Creates The T-Shaped Osler House
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9
Translucent Architecture
Translucent Architecture
Produkcija 004 Creates a Glowing Emergency Terminal
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8
Playground-Inspired Architecture
Playground-Inspired Architecture
Salzburg's Lanserhofwiese is Colorfully Playful
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7
Shipping Container Architecture
Shipping Container Architecture
The Freitag Store Brings New Light to Upcycling
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Cube Living
Cube Living
Werner Aisslinger Makes Mobile Living Stylish with the Loftcube
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5
Glass Box Architecture
Glass Box Architecture
The Curiosity/Milligram House
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4
Doily Architecture
Doily Architecture
'Out of the Box' Cadence Residence Adds Elegance to Concrete Box Building
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3
Glass Modern Homes
Glass Modern Homes
YH2 Geometric Architecture in the Canadian Laurentians
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2
Cubist Container Houses
Cubist Container Houses
The Contemporary Boxhome by Rintala Eggertsson Architects
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1
Cube-Shaped Architecture
Cube-Shaped Architecture
Taipei Performing Arts Center is a Building for Blockheads
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