Minimalist architecture

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about minimalist architecture

Product • By panoramah!®ah! Ultra Minimalist window

ah! Ultra Minimalist window

ah! ultra-minimalist is based on the revolutionary vacuum insulating glass. This technology allows for 12mm total thickness glass to achieve triple glazing performance. By reducing glass thickness the overall aluminium structure of the window diminishes proportionally, resulting in an extremely slim and minimal system. Also, by using vacuum insulating glass, the vertical sightlines are reduced to an astonishing 15mm, even less than the initial systems based on standard double insulating glass.The system can achieve pane surfaces up to approximately 4.5m² and allows for the introduction of a wide range of accessories. glazing up to:vacuum glazing: 4,5m²glass thickness: 12mm main dimensions up to: max. leaf height: 2500mmmax.... More

Product • By panoramah!®ah! Noble Metals minimalist window

ah! Noble Metals minimalist window

Without any state of the art precedent when it comes to minimal windows, ah! noble metals will feature materials such as stainless and carbon steel and architectural bronze, allowing numerous architectural solutions. With the same ah!geometry, ah! noble metals presents slim high performing profiles with increased mechanical strength. The sliding system was developed to offer not only excellent acoustic and thermal insulation but according to the inherent characteristics of the different metals it can also be appropriate to the roughest environments or the most sophisticated designs.Metals available: Stainless steel, carbon and corten steel, architectural bronze.Finishes available: Blasted, brushed, polished & aged. glazing up to:max do... More

Product • By KEUKEU1


Have you ever imagined what your life would be like in a smart mobile home? Or even better, imagine what it would be like to have your translucent smallholding and in just 30 minutes be able to enjoy a luxury home with the latest technology and fully equipped to live in it. Surely you had not imagined it because the mobile home as we had known it until now was for vacation use and not residential. For that reason, KEU1 is born. KEU1 is a different, durable home, with the highest energy efficiency, equipped with the latest construction systems and equipped down to the smallest detail. Inside we find two retractable day-night rooms, that is, the rooms of the house that are transformed as the hours of the day go by. Manufactured under the Eur... More

Project • By ANACAPAPrivate Houses


This private residence was an exercise in sophisticated design and modern minimalism. The design maximizes natural light with an abundance of fixed and sliding glass throughout the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home. A simple material palette of ipe and white stucco was selected for the exterior, while the interior is warmed with custom walnut cabinetry, Italian marble and brass fixtures. The home was designed with the region’s temperate climate in mind. Sliding doors and operable windows throughout the home offer limitless opportunities for ventilation while radiant heat cement floors and two indoor fireplaces provide warmth on cooler days. The design achieves a true connection between indoors and outdoors in every room. Operable sliding gl... More

Project • By Whipple Russell ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Walker Road

William MacCollum   This three-story house sits on five acres atop a small hill at the end of a winding drive in the Great Falls area of Virginia, a suburb of Washington D.C. The clients were familiar with Marc’s West Coast work and wanted his talent for framing vistas brought to their view of treetops and distant valleys. William MacCollum They also wanted an economical, modern house of a certain size, and left Marc to design a floor plan that was simple, beautiful, and livable. William MacCollum   The area features mainly traditional homes, but the site being so large, with no close neighbors, the clients felt free to build a fully modern home with lots of glass, through which to enjoy the spectacular s... More

Project • By A.J ArchitectsOffices


The office space is located on 4th floor of a 25 year old building, on a cross road of Mission road, Bangalore. The clients brief was to design an office space for rental purpose at a modest budget. Having an open - ended brief and not knowing the end user (could change with time), the design team planned for a collaborative, minimalist and open office. The space was deigned as a part of work and live together.  The notion of sharing knowledge is at the core of division of spaces and design. The key idea was to create an open plan with singular monolithic space, that could be easily divided and subdivided according to functional requirements. The right side of space was divided into four cabins. Two to house meeting rooms, which can... More
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Project • By A.J ArchitectsHousing

Rippled Facade

The building is located in Industrial campus in suburb of Bangalore. Set in atmosphere of good natural vegetation. The program of the building is of secondary in nature, than primary manufacturing units. The structure accommodates guest dining areas in the lower floor and managerial staff quarter’s in the upper level. The client’s brief was to build a contemporary and aesthetic façade but the budgets were shoe string tight. The natural green surroundings inspired the design team to design for outside – in façade, with large windows and provided large bay projections for further scope to relate better with nature. The shoe string tight budget, gave minimum scope for use of materiality layers. The design team... More

Project • By LIKO-SOffices


Offices are often designed as open, lighted spaces complemented by natural light and materials. But in the case of Epsilon, it's a completely different story. There is enough light in all offices, but from the entrance you will be accompanied by a black technical ceiling, which passes through the black lacquered profiles of the glass partitions dividing the individual offices into a light gray uniform floor.   The color and material solution is minimalist, but it at the same time the interior is decent and brings a feeling of a privacy to the interior. In contrast to the dark ceiling and framing of the partitions, the furniture of the individual offices stands out. It is made from white laminate and designed in minimalist shapes to c... More

Project • By XUE JIN DESIGNApartments


The approach of this project was investigative. We are trying to rebuild the the Chongqing neighborhood scene of the 1990s  by not only the past way of architectural appearance but also of human behaviors in it.  It is necessary to take observations and make assumptions about how the spacial connection and privacy levels influence the human relationships. Caption CHARPTER I - ROLE OF ALLEYThe work starts at the research of the Chinese neighborhood relations, the question is - what role dose the alley play in actual conditions of the neighbor community. Alleys originally came out as the purpose of being connection between households. In another way, the alley use to create a safe space for the local neighborhood, since people... More

NewsNews • 31 Oct 2020

Minimalist architecture of BOPORO House treads lightly on the land

Situated in a Belgian landscape of open fields and acres with some scattered barns, BOPORO House is pronounced in its architecture yet treads lightly on the land with its minimalist expression. Designed by TOOP architectuur, the house feels closed and subdued from the street. On the inside, however, the house opens up towards the surrounding fields, drawing nature into the house.   Credit: tim van de velde | architectural & interior photography Inside, living spaces are organized around a covered terrace. Window frames are minimal to invisible, thus reducing the delineation between indoors and outdoors. A continuous concrete ceiling/soffit further connects and unites outside and inside spaces.  Credit: tim van de... More



Fisherman´s house rehabilitation in the historical centre of Ferragudo, Algarve, Portugal.    European property award winner. Casa Vale is a project to replace a former fishermen’s house in the historic centre of Ferragudo, a fishing village on the Atlantic coast in Southern Portugal. The original two-storey building was used for the storage of fishing nets and equipment at the basement level and living space with only basic amenities to the level above.  The concept was for a central light well which contains a sculptured timber staircase connecting all levels and spaces.  A “box” which opens at both ends houses the kitchen and dining areas and also gives access to the “wrap around&rd... More

Product • By panoramah!®ah!38 minimalist window

ah!38 minimalist window

ah!38 excels as an exterior opening system comprising a balanced combination of thermal and acoustic behavior, suited to all climates. It offers great flexibility in the modular composition of openings, including opening corner solutions, pocket sliding configurations, curved layouts, tilted spans and retractable mosquito nets. The alternatives come in a wide range of formats such as sliding, vertical sliding, pivot and tilt-turn units. ah!38 also includes a variety of add-ons, finishes and it can be completely automated. It is a system that allows double glazed surface areas of up to 19m², or triple glazed of up to 6m². Both options use 20mm vertical profiles. glazing up to:max double glazing area: 19m²max triple glazing ar... More

Product • By panoramah!®ah!60 minimalist window

ah!60 minimalist window

ah!60 is a groundbreaking exterior opening system with unmatched thermal and acoustic performance (up to Minergie-P and Passivhaus), ideal for very cold climates. It also stands out as an intrusion prevention solution for high demanding security specifications (RC4). It offers great flexibility in the modular composition of openings, including opening corner solutions, pocket sliding configurations, curved layouts, tilted spans and retractable mosquito nets.The alternatives come in a wide range of formats such as sliding and vertical sliding opening units. It allows for the introduction of a wide range of accessories, including heated glass, and it can be completely automated. ah!60 is a system that allows double glazed surface areas of up... More