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82 Examples of Minimalist Architecture

From Teeny Tiny Houses to Slimly Styled Architecture

— March 15, 2014 — Art & Design
Minimalist architecture does not have to come in the form of tiny houses, but instead can be achieved through less furniture, the coloring throughout the abode and its surrounding areas. These examples demonstrate just how fashionable the minimalist aesthetic can be.

Using white for coloring helps to give a home a clean look, and combining this color (or lack thereof) with punches of stylish home decor can help turn a home into a masterpiece. Minimalism in architecture can also come from the house's shape, as large sections of boxed areas keep the lines clean and simple.

For those experiencing a bit too much clutter in their life, consider a quick renovation inspired by tiny houses and minimalist architectural designs that will give you a name in the neighbourhood.
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Slanted Slate-Colored Homes
Slanted Slate-Colored Homes
Ginan House is an Extension of Rock Garden by Keitaro Muto Architects
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Rugged Terrain Houses
Rugged Terrain Houses
Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates Designs a Contemporary Home in Japan
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Minimalist Oreotecture
Minimalist Oreotecture
The Cádiz Prehistorical Interpretation Centre Creates a Ying-Yang Effe
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Unconventional Diagonal Abodes
Unconventional Diagonal Abodes
This Canadian Home is Defined by its Minimalist Architecture
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White Arrow Abodes
White Arrow Abodes
The ISM House by the International Royal Architecture is Minimalist
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Modular Sliding Door Abodes
Modular Sliding Door Abodes
The Sliding Door House By Naoi Architecture & Design Office is Classic
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Modestly Minimal Homes
Modestly Minimal Homes
The Norwegian Polite House by JVA is Modest & Modern
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Asymmetrical Exterior Abodes
Asymmetrical Exterior Abodes
Amit Apel Uses Interesting Shapes for This Los Angeles Home
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Solo Window Residences
Solo Window Residences
The Idokoro House by mA-Style Architects is Deceivingly Minimalist
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Modernist Cabin Architecture
Modernist Cabin Architecture
The Lake Cottage by UUfie Embraces a Clean and Minimalist Concept
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Oddly Lit Abodes
Oddly Lit Abodes
This Home Has Strange Windows Which Light the Structure in a Fantastic Way
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Hill-Hugging Geometric Havens
Hill-Hugging Geometric Havens
The Viewpoint House by 2 8x Arquitectos is Captivating
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Spiral-Shaped Abodes
Spiral-Shaped Abodes
House in Espoo by Olavi Kopose is Rustically Textured
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Mimalist Garden Interiors
Mimalist Garden Interiors
The Machi House by UID Architects is Both Simple and Beautiful
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Luxurious Cedar Spas
Luxurious Cedar Spas
The Hudson Valley Sauna is Inspired by Traditional Finnish Spas
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Minimalist Brick Abodes
Minimalist Brick Abodes
House 1101 Has a Basic Masonry Front with Asymmetrically Excised Windows
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Divided Holiday Homes
Divided Holiday Homes
The Split View Mountain Lodge Looks Like a Two-Headed Snake
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Minimalist Mediterranean Mansions
Minimalist Mediterranean Mansions
Villa GM by Architrend is a Magnificent Home in Sicily
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Renovated Greenhouse Abodes
Renovated Greenhouse Abodes
These Ex-Greenhouses Make the Perfect Sun-Filled Living Spaces
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Simple Perforated Structures
Simple Perforated Structures
The Kanazawa Umimirai Library Focuses on the Beauty of the Book
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Milky White Abodes
Milky White Abodes
Takashi Yamaguchi Designs a Beautiful, Crisp, Clean Minimalist Home
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All-White Summer Homes
All-White Summer Homes
The Dacha’s Origami by Peter Kostelov Construction is Minimalist
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Calming Nature-Inspired Abodes
Calming Nature-Inspired Abodes
This Spa-Like Home is the Ultimate in Minimalist Interiors Design
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Divided Domiciles
Divided Domiciles
Minimalist House from Shinichi Ogawa & Associates is a Sectioned-Off Sanctuary
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Minimalist Matchbox Housing
Minimalist Matchbox Housing
Woonhuis Bedaux-Nagengast by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten
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Charcoal Cubed Abodes
Charcoal Cubed Abodes
This 'House in Takatsuki' by Naoko Horibe is Hidden Minimalist Living
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Layered Geometry Structures
Layered Geometry Structures
The M House by Marcel Luchian Displays Overlapping Elements
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Modernized Barn Abodes
Modernized Barn Abodes
The Stables by Andy Ramus Houses Humans Not Horses
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White Washed Lofts
White Washed Lofts
This White Minimalist Loft was Designed by Adn Architectures
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Contemporary Rugged Design
Contemporary Rugged Design
Stefan Boublil Blends Cowboy Chic & Monastery-Approved Austerity
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Crag-Encased Residences
Crag-Encased Residences
House on the Mountainside is a Stark Contrast to Its Natural Surroundings
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Wall-Less Abodes
Wall-Less Abodes
CplusC Architectural Workshop Castlecrag Residence is Stunning
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Austrian Minimalist Architecture
Austrian Minimalist Architecture
The EMA Haus by Bernardo Bader Looks Like a Modern Farmhouse
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Minimalist Architecture Photography
Minimalist Architecture Photography
Nonspace by Emily Grundon is Serene and Meditative
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Contemporary Countryside Abodes
Contemporary Countryside Abodes
The House in Wroclaw by Grid Architects Embodies Minimalism
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Pure White Properties
Pure White Properties
Jin Otagiri Designs a Colorless, Minimalist House in Japan
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Minimalist Paneling Homes
Minimalist Paneling Homes
House MJ, Novo Mesto by Kombinat Boasts Bare Minimum Design
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Minimalist Box-Shaped Abodes
Minimalist Box-Shaped Abodes
The Maruma House by Fernanda Canales is Open and Private
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Remote Minimalism Architecture
Remote Minimalism Architecture
The Galerie Ephemere Embraces a Concept of Simplicity
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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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Minimalist Shadowbox Abodes
Minimalist Shadowbox Abodes
House-T by Tsukano Marries Japanese Traditions and Modern Design Lines
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Upcycled Construction Trailer Dwellings
Upcycled Construction Trailer Dwellings
This Construction Trailer Got Made into a Small Residence
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Minimalistic Elevated Bungalows
Minimalistic Elevated Bungalows
This Minamalist Home is a Modest Japanese Getaway for Two
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Glass Box Abodes
Glass Box Abodes
Amsterdam's Rieteiland House Leaves Little Privacy for Its Inhabitants
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Minimalist Vacation Spots
Minimalist Vacation Spots
'The Garden and The Sea' Mini Home
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Concrete Cubist Abodes
Concrete Cubist Abodes
The Beaumont House by Architect Henri Cleinge is Industrial
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Promised Portuguese Architecture
Promised Portuguese Architecture
Golf Course Living Getting an Upgrade from Grosfeld Van Der Velde
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Hayrack-Inspired Homesteads
Hayrack-Inspired Homesteads
The Black Barn Pulls from Pastoral Influences to Make a Mod Domicile
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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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Minimalist Hospice Masterpieces
Minimalist Hospice Masterpieces
The Kyoto Kokusai Hotel Favors Basic Design Schemes
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Minimalist Wooden Cabins
Minimalist Wooden Cabins
The Ermitage Cabin is a Minimalist Retreat into Swedish Nature
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Abundantly Striped Abodes
Abundantly Striped Abodes
The Stripe House by GAAGA Architects Boasts a Lined Design
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Stunning Simplistic Retreats
Stunning Simplistic Retreats
The 'Warburg House' by Bioi in Alberta is Forest Surrounded
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Ultra-Compact Living Quarters
Ultra-Compact Living Quarters
The Living Cube by Till Koenneker Features Ample Storage and Space
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Alarmingly Angled Abodes
Alarmingly Angled Abodes
House Folded by ALPHAville Architects is a Supremely Slanted Structure
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Minimalist Swedish Farmhouses
Minimalist Swedish Farmhouses
Sandberg's Design Fuse the Traditional & the Contemporary
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Uber-Modern Forest Homes
Uber-Modern Forest Homes
Loft by Shant V Krichelian is a Black-and-White Woodland Jewel
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Adaptive Compact Architecture
Adaptive Compact Architecture
The Space-Saving Architecture Used for House Fin is Smart
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Minimalist Fortress-Like Farmsteads
Minimalist Fortress-Like Farmsteads
The Tom Ford Ranch by Tadao Ando is Domineeringly Beautiful
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Impaled Architecture
Impaled Architecture
Pacific Environments' Bourke House was Inspired by Tents and Pavilions
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Fragmented Timber Abodes
Fragmented Timber Abodes
The Outside (Outside) ((Outside)) by a.a.+H Boasts an Intricate Design
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Stoney Minimalist Abodes
Stoney Minimalist Abodes
The Mirindiba House by Marcio Koganis an Architectural Gem
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Windowless Abodes
Windowless Abodes
The Minimalist White House Looks Like a Stripped Monopoly Home
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Minimalist Mountain Homes
Minimalist Mountain Homes
'Casa En Los Andes' by Architect Juan Carlos Doblado
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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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Ambient Houses
Ambient Houses
Kouichi Kimura's Couple & Dog-Friendly Minimalistic Oasis
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Minimalistic Cubist Confines
Minimalistic Cubist Confines
The NN House by Avehideshi Architects is a White Square
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Modest Modern Abodes
Modest Modern Abodes
The Hill Plain House is Both Rugged and Refined
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Solitary Tundra Residences
Solitary Tundra Residences
The Reykjavik House is a Cozy Retreat Amid an Icy Landscape
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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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Mod Plateaued Abodes
Mod Plateaued Abodes
The Ribeirao Preto House Features Varying Angles That Showcase Dimensionality
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Glass Box Architecture
Glass Box Architecture
The Curiosity/Milligram House
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Opulent Dust Bowl Abodes
Opulent Dust Bowl Abodes
The Desert Nomad House is Modern Minimalism in the Middle of Nowhere
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Minimalist Rounded Concrete Studios
Minimalist Rounded Concrete Studios
A31 Architecture Creates a Simplistic Warehouse Art Studio
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Chic Minimalist Cabins
Chic Minimalist Cabins
This Modern Cabin Designed by Bence Turanyi was Built in Two Days
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Minimalist Rural Abodes
Minimalist Rural Abodes
House on the Rocks is a Contemporary Design Among its Natural Settings
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Minimalist Cubed Havens
Minimalist Cubed Havens
The Gomez Residence by Marta Gonzalez Architects Has an Open Concept
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Minimalist Dual-Exterior Homes
Minimalist Dual-Exterior Homes
The Mesmerizing House in Sevres by Colboc Franzen & Associes
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Super Squeezed Homes
Super Squeezed Homes
The Garage House is a Place to Rest Yourself and Your Car
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Minimalist Micro-Cabins
Minimalist Micro-Cabins
The Nindo Micro-Cabin Makes a Great Shelter in the Woods
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Teeny Tiny Teahouses
Teeny Tiny Teahouses
The Cloud Collective 'Hermits House' is a Compact Abode
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Minimalist Framed Home Designs
Minimalist Framed Home Designs
The Frame House is Supported by a Simple Steel Frame
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Mini Modular Domiciles
Mini Modular Domiciles
The One+ Concept from Add-a-Room Makes Small Living Large
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