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Minimalism in architecture, as in the quotidian living, accounts for all that is of the complex from within the space of simplicity.
Everything is taken into consideration.
From composition, complexity of the structure, the metaphorical symbolism and suggestions of spiritual transcendency, the elements and reference to a movement, an idea; and the personal expressions of the architect with the intent of giving its architectural design a presence.
Aestheticism plays a critical cornerstone in the art of creating life, on Earth, or elsewhere within the planetary system. Minimalism embraces all that is void of self-expressionism, and that which is found in the colours, the form, space and the chosen materials.
Blurring the boundaries between the structure and the space is most often overlooked when designing an conceived emptiness.
The comfort level of the structures are often sought in the relationship between the different aspects of the structure — living quarters, entertaining and work areas. Simple geometric forms are often projected as serial arrangements in such design completion.
Sculptor Sol LeWitt once wrote that “the most interesting characteristic of the cube is that it is relatively uninteresting.”
Industrialised materials, prefabricated or mass-produced — plexiglass, fibreglass, plastics, plywoods, aluminium, concrete, steel, glass, timber are returning materials that are often employed in the raw, pun unintended resulting in a charged neutrality, that engage and interact with the space it occupies revealing everything of itself, and least of the architect.
Simplicity is complex. It’s never simple to keep things simple. Simple solutions require the most advanced thinking. ― Richie Norton