A modern building is always interesting to see. Besides the awesome structure, a modern building usually has a unique character that is different from others. This character can be seen on the exterior part of the building.
We have gathered 10 simple but modern exterior buildings to amaze and inspire you. Check them out!
1. Tainan Public Library by MAYU and Mecanoo
Tainan Public Library by MAYU and Mecanoo has a simple but modern exterior building with a flat roof. It is home to the city’s cultural heritage, films, music, art, and also more than a million books. Champagne-colored aluminum panels with a linear staggered relief are the special finish of the awnings in this building.
Photography: Ethan Lee, Yu-Chen Chao
2. Morphology Building by Nómena Arquitectura
It is a big building with a lot of functions that has a simple but modern exterior building. Morphology Building by Nómena Arquitectura has a beautiful texture on its exterior wall while the glass wall shows the awesome interior of the building to the passerby.
Photographer: Diego Franco Coto
3. JC Zaanstad by Fokkema & Partners
Designed as the most modern and largest detention center in the Netherlands, JC Zaanstad by Fokkema & Partners has a simple but modern exterior building. The construction is finished in a PPS by the Pi2 of a consortium with 25 years contract of DBFMO.
Photography: Fokkema & Partners
4. Gyre by MVRDV
It is a modern real estate building that has a simple but modern exterior building. The exterior of Gyre by MVRDV is not only simple but also iconic with large windows, attracting everyone’s attention who sees it from the street. It is a building that provides a new shopping experience for all people.
Photographer: Rob ‘t Hart
5. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Research Support Building by RMW
The simple but modern exterior building in this project is presented by the flat roof and modern glass walls. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Research Support Building by RMW is a light-filled, modern office building that can establish a work environment offering interaction and collaboration.
Photographer: Ken Gutmaker
6. DSV by PLH Arkitekter
Designed as new modern global headquarters and distribution center, DSV by PLH Arkitekter has a simple but modern exterior building with a flat roof and a lot of windows. With the DSV name on the front of the building, the inviting feeling can be felt already from the outside.
Photographer: Mads Fredrik
7. Desjardins Group Headquarters by ABCP architecture and Anne Carrier Architectes
With the big size and unique look of the building, the simple but modern exterior building of Desjardins Group Headquarters by ABCP architecture and Anne Carrier Architectes can reflect the cohabitation of the company’s historical value and modernism.
Photographer: Stéphane Groleau
8. OB Kindergarten and Nursery by HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro
The combination of the simple but modern exterior building with a lot of facilities and fun devices for the children inside, OB Kindergarten and Nursery by HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro becomes the best place for children to learn and play.
Photographer: Studio Bauhaus and Ryuji Inoue
9. Joseph Rouleau Cultural Complex by Anne Carrier Architectes
Used in honor of an artist with the best talent on the world’s biggest stage, Mr. Joseph Rouleau, the simple but modern exterior building of Joseph Rouleau Cultural Complex by Anne Carrier Architectes can invite people to come and visit. It offers cultural facilities with the best construction ever.
Photography: Anne Carrier Architectes
10. C.A.R.L by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
As one of the most modern and largest lecture hall centers across Europe, the simple but modern exterior building in this project can amaze passerby who sees it. C.A.R.L by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has a flat roof with modern exterior walls decorated with the building name in yellow.
Photography: Margot Gottschling/ Michael Rasche