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Minimalistic Architecture

November 20, 2021

The latest trend in contemporary architecture is Minimalism art, involving simple use of designing elements without placing any artefacts for decoration. Minimalism or minimalist art emerged in the 1960s in the USA, exemplified in simple geometric shapes based on the square and the rectangle. It has now further extended to abstract ideas that art should have its own dimension of reality while eliminating narrative and referential subjects.


The art predominantly focuses on the most essential elements, clarity, monochromatic surfaces, repetition, and simplicity of form. Minimalist architecture exemplifies certain characteristics:

Structure – Many minimalist houses have a simple, straightforward, efficient plan layout with stacked volumes of spaces. Proponents of minimalism believe that precipitating the content and form of a design to its bare essentials, reveals the true ‘essence of architecture’. Simple forms, open floor plans, minimal interior walls, modest storage areas, and an emphasis on views and daylight are defining characteristics of many minimalist floor plans.

Cladding Wall Finishes – A simple continuous exterior cladding material can easily provide visual appeal and airing by expressing the physical characteristics of the materials and their texture. In a general sense, less painted is more attractive and still present its viewer with a masterpiece, as a discipline, considers uniquely its own.

Open Space – Minimalist art directly engages with the space it occupies. Light coloured wall surfaces, clean modern detailing, uncluttered spaces and a neutral colour palette with minimum or no colour splashes give spaces a calmer appeal.

Spacious rooms filled with light, wide sightlines and uncluttered aesthetics are typical of many minimalist interiors. Only necessary furniture and accessories should be used for having more breathing space.

Unification in Architecture – To provide mechanized support for this activity it is necessary to have a precise characterization of when and how two or more architectural fragments can be combined. Many software designs are produced by combining and elaborating existing architectural design fragments. Essentially the goal of unification is to integrate technology and architecture which works perfectly in harmony to attract more attention and give an artistic look.

Energy-Efficient – With a minimalist approach to architecture, there is a large scope for natural ventilation allowing more light and air into the building structure. This helps us reduce and /or avoid electric lights or air conditioners making the building more energy-efficient.

In the era of technology, new materials and new equipment can enhance the quality of people’s lives, but also improve the level of architectural design. Nonetheless, technical skill is still less required than artistic architecture.

We at Dzigns Architecture, the leading architectural firm in Bangalore, respect the choice of our customers if they choose to go with a minimalistic design and provide the right solutions that are practically feasible and achievable. We not only provide design solutions in major cities like Bangalore, but we are also one of the leading architects in towns like Coimbatore and Tirupur. To know more about Dzigns Architecture, do visit

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