Nothingness: 10 Perfect Minimalist Interiors

Clean lines and concrete. Expansive glass windows and muted color palettes. Such are the hallmarks of a minimalist dwelling. Reduce that further, and you end up with all that epitomizes those three famous words uttered by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the ultimate master of minimalism: “Less is more.” While some people decry minimalism as stark, soulless and formulaic, these spaces have an undeniable poetry to them when executed thoughtfully. Japanese architect Tadao Ando once noted, “If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness.” In the spirit of this quote, we bring you a collection which explores the inner spaces of minimalist dwellings from Switzerland, Japan and more. Haus Roy by btob architects, Schaffhausen, Switzerland Surrounding a large historic courtyard, this house’s large square windows create a lively dialogue between interior and exterior. Because its interior is so spare, the house’s construction and materiality are pushed to the forefront of our attention. The curtains surrounding the glass vestibule curiously allow people outside to shut out views of the inside, subverting our expectations of how privacy usually operates. ...
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