House design with minimalist style has been around a long time, so familiar minimalist style applied to a design house. Approximately in 1920 ago, minimalist design have already begun but not so well known as it is today. It was only in 1990 that brought the simplicity of this concept widely known people and continues to experience rapid development ten years later or in 2000.
Many people assume that minimalist home design is a design that will result in the form of a simple house but still have aesthetic value and a larger space and airy. In fact, the true concept of minimalist home design not only that.
One of the main reasons for the emergence of a minimalist home design is as a form of protest against some flow architecture is considered wasteful, in using the materials for buildings that are not friendly to nature. For example, excessive use of wood for building materials or manufacture interior taken from nature, but man can not produce it themselves.
The concept model of minimalist home prefer the function of the use of building materials and accessories to be maximal. This concept is also always avoid the use of ornament or decoration of the house that is considered unnecessary. So the efficiency of the use of materials should be restricted. And this is a challenge for architects in making design or design in new buildings. So now many emerging new ideas raised by the architecture to get a new composition that is capable of adapting to the changing times.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier are two figures who played an important role in the popularization of home design minimalist. They both have managed to give the color and the effect of changes to the simple concept that the main goal of the design minimalist home.
In Indonesia alone, the concept of a minimalist home design is also experiencing a lot of rapid development, especially after the heyday of Mediterranean and classic design style began to decline. However, because our society has not know to the meaning and purpose of this minimalist design concept, then most of them prefer to mimic the minimalist concept applied in Europe and America.
Society does not know if tropical climate in Indonesia is very different from the climate in Western countries. Then the result is often posed is waste, especially in terms of the budget unnecessarily. One example is a lighting system that is built. To get maximum sunlight, minimalist home owners reduce or even eliminate the canopy size that is not used by the European minimalist homes.
Whereas in the Indonesian region that radiates heat of the sun is higher in the appeal of European countries. Then the effect is the existing furniture in the house become easily damaged and the color was quickly faded due to exposure to sunlight. This obviously makes the cost incurred for the treatment to be expensive.
A few early history articles and minimalist design concept from my home, may be useful