- Marseille Vieux Port, France (Foster + Partners)
- Punta della Dogana Contemporary Art Center in Venice, Italy (Tadao Ando Architect & Associates)
- 150-meter Weekend House in Thailand (Shinichi Ogawa & Associates)
- The Sackler Building in London, United Kingdom (Haworth Tompkins)
Pure shapes, simple lines, clear geometry – minimalism focuses on the necessities. It places emphasis on a plain and obvious message rather than on superfluous details. A steel wave suggests movement and rapidity, plain glass introduces transparency, large openings are sources of space and light – refinement has become the new means of expression.
Each single detail becomes significant and a key element of the project. Shape, material and consistency exclusively at the service of function – the result can be admired in the extremely innovative and honest contemporary buildings, which reveal minimalism as an attitude aiming at abstraction, functionalism and purification.
Veste editoriale: Cartonato con Sovraccoperta Formato: 24x28 Pagine: 272 Immagini a colori: 463 Lingua: GB Anno: 2014