Minimalist houses are designed with functionalism in mind, with basic elements and neutral colors. For the famous architect Frank Lloyd, this concept boils down to the phrase: “Form and function are one”. While minimalist architecture has a decades-long history, the style has recently resurfaced. Next, check out sophisticated and contemporary ideas for your construction!
75 photos of minimalist houses to inspire your project
In minimalist architecture, you will see a lot of emphasis on straight lines and you will be able to explore different angles and configurations, including some unconventional ideas. Despite this, the result is harmonic and full of lightness. Check it out:
1. Minimalist houses have a simple design
2. Not much ornamentation
3. Prioritizing straight and geometric shapes
4. Usually appear in neutral tones as below
5. But also using basic materials such as wood
6. Minimalism finds its purpose in functionality
7. And avoid unnecessary details
8. The style gives the houses a modern look
9. Leaving them with a unique beauty
10. Capable of drawing attention to the beauty of simplicity
11. Although they have a touch of tradition
12. They rarely have a conventional setup
13. See, for example, these lines composing the elevation
14. And this beach house, with its impressive minimalism?
15. After all, in front of the sea, it doesn’t take much
16. Here, the steep slope reinforces the straight lines of the project
17. How about a mix of earthy and neutral tones?
18. The color of the concrete blends with the wood and brings sophistication
19. And in this house, the converging lines bring seriousness
20. Why not use white in the modern minimalist facade?
21. Color brings a sense of stillness and silence
22. Minimalist homes often use open space
23. Bringing repetition and a sense of order
24. And they unify well with the contrasts of materials
25. Notice the emphasis on flat shapes
26. And the subtlety of lights and shadows
27. Even when “heavier” materials are used
28. They create harmony between spaces
29. Leaving houses well lit and clean
30. Minimalist architecture seeks to optimize places well
31. Giving the feeling of expansion and warmth
32. See what a beautiful and refined idea for a building
33. How about floor and facade in beige tones?
34. Strong volumetry with window making a “living frame” for the house
35. You prefer windows with tall, imposing glass
36. Or traditional?
37. This facade is designed with the lighting
38. And here, the emphasis is on the unique landscaping
39. Wood slat + metal structure = total finesse
40. Soft interiors bring clarity to the home
41. But the mix of colors also carries uniqueness
42. On this facade, the concrete cladding completes the aesthetic
43. And this house, made in one block?
44. The highlight here is for the striking lines
45. In this house, the feeling is of futurism
46. You can play with the slope on the roof
47. Or build by opting for the tensioned flat slab
48. See how nature sets the scene well
49. The “upside-down house” enhances the landscape
50. How about those sharp lines with expressive openings?
51. The glass room, wide open, allows views from various angles
52. Look at that sensational lighting
53. Building on sloping land is challenging
54. But it brings inspiration to different homes
55. The refinement of this house enhances the details
56. And on this farm, the landscape also stands out.
57. Why not three floors on different sides?
58. The game of lines is what makes the house unique
59. And the contrast of the shapes with the infinity pool is amazing
60. The attention to detail in minimalism is impeccable
61. Artificial light is what gives the finishing touch to this facade
62. And in this one, the reflections in the water are an element more
63. Would you dare to dare in ways like this?
64. Got this minimalistic small guest house idea
65. Clean tone helps separate environments
66. And highlight the details in coatings and supports
67. The prints and textures stand out in this project
68. And here, natural light is the main protagonist
69. Realize that furniture is also always refined
70. And trees and plants are indispensable items
71. The choice of shades is what defines the personality of the house
72. But the construction site also dictates the design
73. Valuing the land and nature
74. Bet on lighting to differentiate your home
75. And remember, for minimalist homes, less is more!
Did you like the inspirations? Although minimalism is valued and related to essentialism, be sure to bet on quality coatings and finishes, with unique items that express your personality or that of your family.