Blogging The Financial Times 03.16.07

Blogging The Financial Times 03.16.07

Aaron Able
Mar 26, 2007

Minimalism. We've joked before that minimalism is just really great closet space. Recently the Financial Times published a piece by Sorrel Downer entitled We love plenty of nothing...

It's the haute couture of housing: striking, radical, beautifully clever, not designed primarily for comfort and generally expensive. But, of all the divergent styles offered by architects today, is minimalism really the most sensible one for living in? Your home might have geometric precision, visual continuity, meticulously edited vistas, barely perceptible boundaries between outside and in, a layering of light, space and texture and a hallway that brings quiet theatre to the experience of arrival. But where do you sit your filthy kids? Where do you put your stuff?

We enjoyed reading this essay on the ideal of minimalism and we think you will too. Via MoCoLoco.
(Image is design by famed minimalist architect, John Pawson)

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