minimalist architecture

minimalist architecture

Architecture that follows the doctrine that the use of all decorative elements, including ornamentation and color, should be held to an absolute minimum. This tenet considers all such architectural features to be nonessential and of negative aesthetic value, thus promoting the concept attributed to Mies van der Rohe that “less is more.”
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As we arrived at Salam Square, we fell in love with the minimalist architecture surrounding the restaurant, complementing the vibe that Loaya was probably going for when she opened her diner.
Minimalist architecture eschews unnecessary decorations.
The application of the computer is described in the paper4 by Boyden and several coauthors: "Here we present a novel architecture in which a digital processor receives data from an analog-to-digital converter and writes that data directly to hard drives, without the need for a personal computer to serve as an intermediary in the DAQ process." This minimalist architecture, they write, will facilitate the future scaling of electrophysiological recording.
It's no great secret among avid celebrity real-estate watchers that L.A.'s rich and famous have long been drawn to the sexy, glass-walled condominiums at Sierra Towers, a striking example of 1960s minimalist architecture on the border of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
A converted warehouse space of 10,000 square feet, Gallery Etemad with its state-of-the-art minimalist architecture is specially designed to showcase a series of amazing minimalist pieces, part paintings and part sculptures.
The showflat boasts floor-toceiling windows and upmarket interior design to complement the minimalist architecture.
Lush plants and flowers add just the right amount of natural Florida surroundings and accent the minimalist architecture.
This year's spring exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum ( Modernism: Designing A New World, 1914-1939 ( demonstrates how the modernist movement has influenced key home trends, from fitted kitchens through to minimalist architecture.
Modernism: Designing A New World, 1914-1939 - the spring exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum - demonstrates how the modernist movement has influenced key home trends from fitted kitchens through minimalist architecture.
MODERNISM: Designing A New World, 1914-1939 - the spring exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum-demonstrates how the modernist movement has influenced key home trends from fitted kitchens through minimalist architecture.