copertina di Extreme Minimalism

Braun Publishing

Extreme Minimalism: Architecture

di Chris Van Uffelen

- Porsche Pavilion in Wolfsburg, Germany (Henn)

- 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
ISBN: 9783037681640