Meditation spaces inform minimalist interior of Valencia’s Swiss Concept clinic

Ash-wood surfaces, translucent glass screens and brass feature inside this serene clinic in Valencia, which Francesc Rifé Studio has designed in reference to Asian meditation rooms. The facial and dental clinic, named Swiss Concept, has been designed by Barcelona-based Francesc Rifé Studio to feature colours and materials that are typically applied throughout meditation spaces in […]

Lisbon’s Carnide Apartment is a “pristine haven” for its physician owners

Locally-based Lola Cwikowski Studio has overhauled this Lisbon apartment to feature calming minimalist interiors that offset the hectic lifestyles of its owners. Situated on the outskirts of Lisbon, Carnide Apartment has been stripped of its “jarring” mix of colours and finishes to form a calmer environment where its owners – a pair of physicians – […]

Shimpei Oda and Tetsuya Tanji keep things minimal in studio for graphic design office Panda

Japanese architects Shimpei Oda and Tetsuya Tanji made only subtle changes to this unfinished office unit in Nara, to turn it into a design studio. The two architects, who lead the studios Shimpei Oda Architect Office and Atelier Loowe, created the workspace for graphic design office Panda. Their main intervention was to add a new […]

Keep it simple with this week’s minimalist Pinterest board

We’ve divided and updated our Pinterest board of minimalist projects into sections containing austere architecture, pared-back interiors and essential designs that do more with less. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Main image is from a renovated apartment in the Barbican estate, stripped back by John Pawson in his signature style. Open the Pinterest app on […]

John Pawson pares back Barbican apartment to “a state of emptiness”

British designer John Pawson has applied his signature minimalist aesthetic to a Barbican flat, which is simply arranged around a timber volume. Set within London’s brutalist Barbican estate, the apartment has been overhauled by John Pawson to feature pale surfaces and just a smattering of furnishings. “The architectural reimagining of the space began with the […]

Gonzalez Haase AAS creates pared-back interiors for Lisbon concept store Tem-plate

White walls, concrete floors and a metallic display fixtures provide a neutral backdrop to the ever-changing fashion collections on show in new Lisbon concept store Tem-plate. Concealed behind an unassuming metal shutter door, the sparsely-furnished Tem-plate store is re-decorated once a month to present different ranges of high-end and limited-edition clothing. “The project represents an […]

Drake/Anderson updates Upstate New York house to fuse warmth and minimalism

Interior design studio Drake/Anderson has used muted tones, earthy materials and clean lines to create tranquil rooms with a strong connection to nature inside this 12-year-old home in the Hudson River Valley. The Columbia County residence is situated on a verdant property in the Hudson River Valley. Built in 2007, the home was designed by […]

Filipe Fonseca da Costa keeps things simple in renovated Lisbon apartment

Portuguese architect Filipe Fonseca da Costa has renovated an apartment in southwest Lisbon, creating bright living spaces while highlighting structural details. The 240-square-metre Apartment in Lapa is located within an ageing residential block. Its owners – a young French couple with two children – charged Filipe Fonseca da Costa with returning the apartment “to the past”. […]

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