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99 Minimalist Architecture Finds

From Compact Contemporary Housing to Streamlined Structures

— November 19, 2013 — Eco
These minimalist architecture finds vary from contemporary and compact residences to linear box structures. Often constructed using streamlined wood, glass and metal materials,these architectural picks fuse a practical design concept with clean and modern aesthetics.
Whether designed to make use of one's small space or to inspired by an open studio concept, these minimalist architecture finds defy the use of adornemt and heavy ornamentation, instead opting for a 'less is more' philosophy.
Exuding strength and a dominant display of form, these elegant abodes, futuristic building shells and modular pavilion structures are stripped to their bare essentials. The modernized structures highlight the importance of a building's structural shell and find beauty in principal form rather than decorative details.
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Moveable Security Sanctuaries
Moveable Security Sanctuaries
The Mobile Police Station is a Brilliant and Stunning Design
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Sleek Shell-Encased Structures
Sleek Shell-Encased Structures
The Artechnic Architects Breeze Building Ensures Privacy
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97
Angular Architecture Institutions
Angular Architecture Institutions
The 'Neuropsychiatric Centre Our Lady of Carmen' is Eye-Catching
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96
Enlarged Pictogram Architecture
Enlarged Pictogram Architecture
The Design of the Little Factory was Inspired by a Cartoon Symbol
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95
Sharp Geometry Structures
Sharp Geometry Structures
The House of Arts by FAT Brings an Industrial Touch to the Countryside
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94
Minimalist Geometric Homes
Minimalist Geometric Homes
MA-style Architects Creates a Private Retreat in Traditional House
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93
Aluminized Retail Interiors
Aluminized Retail Interiors
The Acne Pelham Street Store
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92
Hidden Courtyard Complexes
Hidden Courtyard Complexes
Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos' Design Conceals a Stunningly Secretive Abode
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91
Coastal Community Centers
Coastal Community Centers
The El Centro De Surf De Somo Bridges the Ribamonta Beach to the Streets
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90
Modernist Cabin Architecture
Modernist Cabin Architecture
The Lake Cottage by UUfie Embraces a Clean and Minimalist Concept
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89
Boldly Accented Architecture
Boldly Accented Architecture
The Kutaisi Airport's Structural Feature Symbolizes Internal Tension
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88
Futuristic Cubed Museums
Futuristic Cubed Museums
The Nanjing Sifang Art Museum by Steven Holl Architects is Eye-Catching
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87
Modern Princess-Inspired Towers
Modern Princess-Inspired Towers
The Stefan Marte’s ‘Maiden Towner’ is a Modern D
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Erratically Arranged Windows
Erratically Arranged Windows
Black & White Twins is a Study of Floor Plans with Zero Consistency
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85
Smoky Rectangular Abodes
Smoky Rectangular Abodes
The Charcoal House by Atelier Rzlbd is Warm and Inviting
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84
Eroding Monolithic Edifices
Eroding Monolithic Edifices
The Hostel for Traveling Musicians Embraces the Echo
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83
Commemorative Upside-Down Architecture
Commemorative Upside-Down Architecture
Martin Papcun & Atelier SAD Design Memorial in Munich
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82
Mod Monolithic Architecture
Mod Monolithic Architecture
L'And Vinyards Hotel Embodies Luxury and Modernity in its Crispness
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81
Steep Sloping Structures
Steep Sloping Structures
The K House is Built on the Side of a Cliff
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80
Futuristic Corporate Lairs
Futuristic Corporate Lairs
The BP RR Headquarters by GROUP A Challenges Traditional Office Spaces
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79
Contemporary Cottage Housing
Contemporary Cottage Housing
The Buck Creek Vacation Home by Studio Fougeron Embraces Modern Lines
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78
Transparent Teepee Abodes
Transparent Teepee Abodes
House Tokyo by A.L.X. Architects Features Distinctive Lighting Effects
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77
Honed Seaside Homes
Honed Seaside Homes
The Edge House by STARH is a Sharp Seasonal Escape in Bulgaria
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76
Surprising Totem Architecture
Surprising Totem Architecture
This Toronto Totem House is Larger Than It Appears
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75
Sharply Angled Abodes
Sharply Angled Abodes
The Nth Fitzroy House by AM. Architecture is Modern and Sophisticated
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74
Minimalist Matchbox Housing
Minimalist Matchbox Housing
Woonhuis Bedaux-Nagengast by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten
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73
Remote Seaside Offices
Remote Seaside Offices
The Long Studio by Saunders Architecture Merges with the Rocky Landscape
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72
Alabaster Boxy Abodes
Alabaster Boxy Abodes
The Paeco House by Studio Emanuele Scaramucci is Contemporary
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71
Linear Lit Structures
Linear Lit Structures
The Keyhole House by EASTERN Design Office is Sleek and Minimal
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70
Natural Element Abodes
Natural Element Abodes
The 'Elwood House' by Jost Architects is Stunning
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69
Cantilever-Inspired Homes
Cantilever-Inspired Homes
The ‘8008’ Home by Hiroyuki Arima is Japanese Architecture
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68
Awe-inspiring Angular Abodes
Awe-inspiring Angular Abodes
The Apollo Architects 'Fold' Shows New-Aged Residential Structures
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67
Mirrored House Installations
Mirrored House Installations
The Ekkehard Altenburger Temporary Installation Reflects Nature
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66
Gravity-Defying Wooden Walls
Gravity-Defying Wooden Walls
The Construction of this Denver Pavilion was Inspired by Mines
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65
Contemporary Cube Housing
Contemporary Cube Housing
The 10x10x10 House by Liong Lie Embraces Simplistic Design Ideals
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64
Boxy Cantilevered Cabins
Boxy Cantilevered Cabins
The Compact Cliff House Affords a Remarkably Expansive Experience
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63
Glacial Eco Buildings
Glacial Eco Buildings
The Snaefellsstofa Visitor Center Makes Use of Ice-Age Architecture
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Contemporary Countryside Abodes
Contemporary Countryside Abodes
The House in Wroclaw by Grid Architects Embodies Minimalism
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Metal-Encased Skyscrapers
Metal-Encased Skyscrapers
The M9D4 Apartments by Architectures Anne Démians Filter Urban Spac
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60
Shifted Box-Like Abodes
Shifted Box-Like Abodes
House T by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects is Bright and Spacious
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59
Sublime Stackable Structures
Sublime Stackable Structures
Urban Cubes by Klab Architecture Brings Tetris to Real Life
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Playful Cube Offices
Playful Cube Offices
The Swedish Lecor Headquarters Features Bold Geometric Accents
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Overhanging Concrete Havens
Overhanging Concrete Havens
The dwelling in Etura by Roberto Ercila Architects Has Panoramic Views
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Pyramid Cinema Pavilions
Pyramid Cinema Pavilions
The Kanye West 'Cruel Summer' Theater Boasts Seven Screens
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55
Water-Haven Homes
Water-Haven Homes
The Belgium Mason Les Heures Claires Reflects the Image of Serenity
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54
Remote Minimalism Architecture
Remote Minimalism Architecture
The Galerie Ephemere Embraces a Concept of Simplicity
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Geometrically Vibrant Living Spaces
Geometrically Vibrant Living Spaces
Rolf Ockert Design Developed a Brilliant Home Extension
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Minimalist Stark White Duplexes
Minimalist Stark White Duplexes
The House K by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects Has a Spacious Foyer
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51
Beautiful Butch Buildings
Beautiful Butch Buildings
The Clyfford Still Museum is a Simple Yet Imposing Structure
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50
Shipping Container Terminals
Shipping Container Terminals
The Barneveld Noord Train Station Has a Simple but Strong Presence
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49
Minimalist Shadowbox Abodes
Minimalist Shadowbox Abodes
House-T by Tsukano Marries Japanese Traditions and Modern Design Lines
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Mystical Art Abodes
Mystical Art Abodes
The Sculptural Home by A-cero is a Residence Ready to be Explored
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Environment-Contrasting Villas
Environment-Contrasting Villas
The Villa Seignosse French Home Stands Out from its Surroundings
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Futuristic Capsule Hotels
Futuristic Capsule Hotels
Sci-Fi Inspired Sleep Capsules Find its Way to Kyoto
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45
Mismatched Cubic Architecture
Mismatched Cubic Architecture
The Apartment in Katayama Features a Motley Sectional Design
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Skinny Angular Structures
Skinny Angular Structures
Mizuishi Architect Atelier's River Side House Looks Super Slim
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Cubed Ivory HillsideTowers
Cubed Ivory HillsideTowers
The Mountain Cabin by Marte Marte Architecture is the Perfect Retreat
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Juxtaposed Stone Houses
Juxtaposed Stone Houses
The 'DVA Arhitekta' Country Stone House Charmingly Stands Out
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Concrete Cubist Abodes
Concrete Cubist Abodes
The Beaumont House by Architect Henri Cleinge is Industrial
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3D Polycarbonate Portals
3D Polycarbonate Portals
Reframe for the 2012 Festival of Lively Architecture is Cube-Shaped
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Triangular Seaside Abodes
Triangular Seaside Abodes
Squish Studio by Saunders Architecture is Geometric
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Paper-Thin Architecture Captures
Paper-Thin Architecture Captures
Xavier Delory's Urban Forms Series Critiques Modern Buildings
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Stark Minimalist Homes
Stark Minimalist Homes
This New Addition to Spanish Architecture is by Alcolea+Tárrago Arquit
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Mini Glass Cabins
Mini Glass Cabins
The Bunkie by Evan Bare Features Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
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Landscape-Integrated Installations
Landscape-Integrated Installations
The Timmelsjoch Museum is Gravity-Defying Architecture
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Sustainable Seaside Shacks
Sustainable Seaside Shacks
The Kebony Boat House is an Eco-Friendly Take on Coastal Architecture
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Self-Sustaining Cubitecture
Self-Sustaining Cubitecture
Matrix Gateway Complex is an Astounding Innovative Green Structure
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Square Block Homes
Square Block Homes
The ‘Rincon Bates House' by Studio27 Architecture is an Ingenious A
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Alarmingly Angled Abodes
Alarmingly Angled Abodes
House Folded by ALPHAville Architects is a Supremely Slanted Structure
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Jack-O-Lantern Facades
Jack-O-Lantern Facades
Architecture Firm Johnston Marklee Creates a Minimalist Statement
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Minimalist Swedish Farmhouses
Minimalist Swedish Farmhouses
Sandberg's Design Fuse the Traditional & the Contemporary
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Deceiving Prison-Like Homes
Deceiving Prison-Like Homes
This House by Phyd Arquitectura in Moreira is a Captivating Creation
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Modern Multi-Dimensional Abodes
Modern Multi-Dimensional Abodes
The Private House by Divercity Architects Layers Cubed Elements
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Letter-Shaped Dwellings
Letter-Shaped Dwellings
T-Bone House by Coast Office Architecture Offers a Cool Geometric Facade
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Minimalist Church Designs
Minimalist Church Designs
The 'St. Moritz Church' is Now Sporting a Glorious Minimalist Design
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Compact Milk Carton Abodes
Compact Milk Carton Abodes
The House in Hiyoshi Makes the Most of a Small Space
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Modern Minimalist Prayer Palaces
Modern Minimalist Prayer Palaces
Alfonso Architects Tampa Covenant Church
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Portable Rural Homes
Portable Rural Homes
The 'APH80' Rural Home by 'ABATON' Has a Calm, Organic Feel
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Remixed Chapel Concepts
Remixed Chapel Concepts
The Notre Dame Haiti Cathedral Modernizes a Classic Design
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Magnificent Mobile Hotels
Magnificent Mobile Hotels
'A Rolling Master Plan' Uses Train Tracks to Travel Through Country
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Windowless Abodes
Windowless Abodes
The Minimalist White House Looks Like a Stripped Monopoly Home
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Minimalist Sci-Fi Athenaeums
Minimalist Sci-Fi Athenaeums
The Vennesla Library and Culture House Belongs in the 22nd Century
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Maze-Filled Minimalist Houses
Maze-Filled Minimalist Houses
The House of Hyogo Cascades Through Stairs and Slopes
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Recyclable Bookstores
Recyclable Bookstores
The Foldaway Bookshop is Earth and User-Friendly
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Mod Angular Houses
Mod Angular Houses
The Casa Cubo by Agraz Arquitectos is the Epitome of Boxiness
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Tetris-Inspired Homes
Tetris-Inspired Homes
The Shakin Stevens House by Matt Gibson Exemplifies Structured Architecture
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Sparkling Blank Homes
Sparkling Blank Homes
Dolomites House by JM Architecture is a Clean and White Paradise
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Heavy Hovering Dwellings
Heavy Hovering Dwellings
The Casa en Pocafarina Seems Impossibly Suspended in Solid Concrete
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Exaggerated Open-Concept Homes
Exaggerated Open-Concept Homes
The Ridge Road Residence by StudioFour Displays Minimalistic Design
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Minimalist Rounded Concrete Studios
Minimalist Rounded Concrete Studios
A31 Architecture Creates a Simplistic Warehouse Art Studio
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Transparent Brick Homes
Transparent Brick Homes
The Optical Glass House Filters Sounds Out and Sights In
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Compact Parisian Studios
Compact Parisian Studios
The Tight Appartement Spectral Was Designed by Betillon and Dorval-Bory
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Minimalist Infinite Installations
Minimalist Infinite Installations
Unidisplay by Carsten Nicolai Has Guests Gazing Into Infinity
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Concrete Mega-Mansions
Concrete Mega-Mansions
The Joaquin Torres A-Cero Concrete House II is an Above-Ground Bunker
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Hill-Hugging Carports
Hill-Hugging Carports
The Peter Kunz Architektur Garage Studio is Cleverly Designed
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Chic Concrete Abodes
Chic Concrete Abodes
The Chair House by Igor Sirotov is Stark and Modern
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Angular Arboreal Sanctuaries
Angular Arboreal Sanctuaries
The Ecumenical Chapel by AOA Architects Branches Out to All
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Acutely Pitched Eco Abodes
Acutely Pitched Eco Abodes
The Stunning Macro Micro Studio Will Impress Like No Other Timber Shed
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Student Designed Domiciles
Student Designed Domiciles
Texas Tech Sustainable Cabin Makes a Laboratory of Eco Lodgings
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