Minimalism goes very well with buildings of modern architecture, but it can also be applied to old buildings where they are not rustic. Minimalism allows most of variations to zen and Orientalism. The use of furniture or objects of oriental style are perfect for approaching a more eclectic rooms.Minimalism uses monochromatic environments. A rupture in the minimalism can be given by painting one wall in a tone more uploaded as the rest of the ambiance, although it does not allow changes as daring as colors bright or very far from the neutral (Browns, beiges, toasted).High spaces, type loft, with a second plant to view or mezzanine, combine very well with the minimalist concept.Keep in mind that minimalism goes very well with neat people, offering an esthetic order that relies on the accumulation of unnecessary objects that disturb his vision. Why it is said that minimalism is not intended for disordered people.Minimalism comes at the end of the 1960s in New York, but its origins are anchored in Europe, in the first ideas of the German architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, one of the most important architects of this century.Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe develops his ideas about the purity of the (precursor of minimalism) forms during his tenure in the direction of the school of art and design of the Bauhaus in Germany, at the end of the 1930s. Shortly thereafter, and due to the second world war, emigrated to United States, country where he was already known as an architect and influential Designer, and nationalizes American.Entered the 1960s participates in New York of the minimum and geometric art in the Visual arts movement. Although it was not the only one who intervened, his rationalism and functionalism later version, they have become models for the rest of the professionals of his century.
His influence could be summed up in a phrase that he himself dictated and which has become the motto of the avant-garde architecture of the first half of the 20th century: less is more.Throughout his professional life he struggled to achieve an architecture of simple, and universal character that was honest in the use of materials and structures. His work stands out for the rigidly geometric composition and the total absence of ornamental elements, but his poetry lies in the subtle mastery of proportions and exquisite elegance of materials (sometimes used marble, Onyx, travertine, chrome steel, bronze or hardwood), always crowned with great precision in the details.Already in the 1970s, minimalism reaches his maturity as a form of reaction to the ornate styles of the era (mainly pop art) and communicational saturation within the aesthetic universe. This influenced not only in decoration and architecture, but also in the painting, fashion and music.