Shallow pools mirror sugar-cube suites at Hotel Mar Adentro by Taller Aragonés

White blocks containing guest accommodation appear to float on expansive reflecting pools at this minimalist Mexican hotel by Taller Aragonés. Hotel Mar Adentro sits on the coast of San José del Cabo, at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The popular resort has myriad accommodation options, including the Drift San Jose boutique hotel.

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Minimalism is an “expression of obsession” says The Girl Before author JP Delaney

The Girl Before, a psychological thriller set in a minimalist house, is one of this summer’s bestselling novels. Dezeen spoke to author JP Delaney about how obsessive architects “make for very interesting fiction”. The book, which is due to be turned into a movie by Cocoon and A Beautiful Mind director Ron Howard, is set in

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Black corrugated metal encases loft-inspired interiors of Tokyo house by TakaTina

American studio TakaTina has created a stark family home on the outskirts of Tokyo, featuring bright white interiors inspired by the client’s previous Brooklyn loft apartment and an inky black exterior. The New York based architects, husband-and-wife team Takaaki and Christina Kawabata, were commissioned to design the house for a family of four in a residential area west of the Japanese

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Minimal Hollywood house by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos juts out from steep hillside

Spanish firm Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designed the off-white angular form of this house so it would “hang from the topography” of the Hollywood Hills. Located high up in the exclusive Los Angeles neighbourhood, the yet-to-be-built minimal home was based around the client’s wishes to make the most of the site’s sweeping views. “A monolithic piece,

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AJ-A gives Palo Alto home extension an all-white exterior

Californian firm AJ-A has extended an adobe brick residence from the 1940s, contrasting the rustic material with pared-down finishes and minimalist geometry. The 1,150-square-foot (107-square-metre) addition includes a master suite for the residents, a guest bedroom, and a new dining room that is adjacent to the existing kitchen. “A series of simple solids and voids

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NP2F Architectes squeezes football and tennis courts onto narrow Paris site

French studio NP2F Architectes has squeezed a football field, tennis court and running track onto a long strip of land in Paris’s Saint-Paul area. The practice had to work with a limited amount of land, as well as design facilities that wouldn’t detract from the appearance of the buildings on either side of the playing field. Different courts

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Five envy-inducing minimal houses by Alberto Campo Baeza

Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza has just completed his latest minimal house, this time in Mexico, so we’ve rounded up a selection of home designs by the architect to showcase his pared-back, monochrome style. A cult favourite, Campo Baeza’s work is often associated with minimalism. His style is typified by simple shapes, the use of plain expansive surfaces in concrete, glass

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Minimalist house by Alberto Campo Baeza and GLR is bathed in “golden light” inside

The stark white surfaces that dominate this minimal house in Monterrey, Mexico, are interrupted by a golden wall that elevates the quality of light inside. Designed by Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza with local firm GLR Arquitectos, the home is named Domus Aurea – Latin for “golden house”. Behind its blank facades sits a double-height

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Dezeen’s latest Pinterest board focuses purely on minimalist design

Our latest Pinterest board is dedicated to pared-back design, architecture and interiors – from John Pawson’s immaculate London workspace and studio to the all-white interior of a hilltop house in Portugal. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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