In our recent Mission with art and design blog We and the Color, we asked you to show us the beauty of minimalism in architecture. Your submissions included loads of interesting colors, lines, shapes and more. In one week, you submitted over 45,000 photos! Our top three winners are featured on We and the Color, and our grand winner will receive a portfolio review from Matthias Heiderich, self-taught photographer specializing in minimalist, contemporary photography. Matthias also selected our top three winners from the Mission.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

1st Place

~ White Sails ~ Architecture building exterior building feature built structure canon City Clear sky day details Geometric Shapes getting inspired lines and shapes Low angle view Minimalist Architecture Modern no people Office office building exterior order outdoors pattern sky skyscraper travel destinations Urban geometry
By Георгий Дорофеев (Georgij Dorofeev)

Matthias: “Great, clean composition, a refreshing color scheme, and an interesting minimalist building facade – What I love about this kind of photography is that sometimes it’s hard to tell whether I’m looking at a photograph or a computer generated image. But the subtleties make the difference. Photographs are never 100% clean. In this case it’s the shadow that allows the viewer to guess it’s indeed a photograph and not a cgi. It could have easily been cropped out by the photographer, but I’m happy they didn’t do it, because to me those little “mistakes” breathe life into minimalist photography and give it a human touch. This image is my personal winner – everything done right in this one, in my opinion.”

2nd Place

MAXXi IIIb Architecture blue building building exterior built structure Clear sky day italy leicacamera Low angle view MAXXI minimalism Modern museum no people outdoors sky Winter zaha hadid EyeEmNewHere Minimalist Architecture Minimalist Architecture
By Trynidada

Matthias: “That’s the Maxxi in Rome designed by Zaha Hadid, isn’t it? I love that building. What a great capture. Clearly the reflection and the colors make this a great architectural photograph. The reflection of the older buildings in this very modern building’s window was well spotted and perfectly captured. Chapeau!”

3rd Place

sky no people day Nature The City Light bridge architectural detail Nature On Your Doorstep architectural feature Architecture_collection Urban geometry urban landscape Urban exploration TakeoverContrast curves and lines Curves Modern Architecture Adapted to the City Architecture Growth cloud - sky built structure Frame It! miles away Minimalist Architecture
By urban poetry

Matthias: “Another superb composition. The curved corten bridge is a great find and the composition is on point. I love that little white cloud in the first third of the photo. Also the color contrasts are great. I can almost feel the warmth of the corten steel. Very good work!”

All other Winners

Sundaybuilding I architectural column architectural detail Architecture Architecture_collection architecturelovers Berlin Berlin Photography berliner ansichten building building exterior built structure cityexplorer Clear sky day minimalism Minimalist minimalobsession no people outdoors sky Minimalist Architecture
By Ralf

apartment Architecture building built structure day Façade no people repetition sky symmetrical symmetry Urban geometry Minimalist Architecture
By Marco Di Stefano

Architecture indoors pattern built structure Low angle view Modern close-up day Modern Light minimalism minimal minimalobsession Minimalist Architecture Architecture_collection architectural feature indoors
By Arno

abstract Architecture backgrounds blue Blue Wave building exterior built structure color palette colour of life Copy Space first eyeem photo geometry getting inspired Green color Hanging out Hello world Low angle view minimalism Minimalist Architecture outdoors simple photography simplicity sky Taking Photos Tranquility The City Light EyeEmNewHere
By earthin

Architecture Architecture Architecture_collection building exterior built structure Clear sky day Low angle view Minimalist Architecture no people outdoors Schornstein Schornsteine sky Smoke Stack smoke weed The City Light
By Reinhard Krull

Minimalist Architecture Red Architecture built structure orange color Clear sky blue Sunlight building exterior hotel SPAIN Fuerteventura Colors colorful Architecture building Architecture_collection design architectural detail minimalism Fine Art Photography shootermag eye4photography The City Light EyeEm Best Shots
By Mette Bruus

abstract Architecture building exterior building feature built structure Clear sky day Industry Low angle view Minimalist Architecture no people outdoors sky yellow
By Barbara Spaggiari

Minimalist Architecture watching me watching you go bye Architecture Colors Wall Clear sky Exploring
By Arthur Ruiz

Minimalist Architecture color yellow minimalism simplicity shadow close-up Urban geometry Architecture Architecture_collection one color fresh at Basel, Switzerland The City Light
By Giovi G

Whitefacade architectural detail architectural feature Architecture Architecture_collection architecturelovers blue building built structure cityexplorer Cityscape Clear sky facade building Façade From My Point Of View minimal minimalism Minimalist minimalistic minimalobsession Modern Modern Architecture no people Fine Art Photography simplicity Minimalist Architecture
By Ralf

Architecture backgrounds blue building exterior built structure cloud - sky Colors corrugated iron day large Low angle view minimal no people outdoors Red red color sky vibrant color TakeoverContrast Minimalist Architecture Copy Space
By Jeremy Walter

architectural detail architectural feature Architecture Colors and patterns Architecture_collection architecturelovers Geometric Architecture geometric shape Geometric Shapes geometry pattern minimal minimalism minimalobsession orange color pattern Pattern, texture, shape and form patterns Red repetition Shape shapes and forms Minimalist Architecture tiles Urban exploration Urban geometry mall facade The City Light
By André Dogbey

Saturdaysimplicity architectural detail architectural feature blue building exterior built structure cityexplorer close-up full frame minimal minimalism Minimalist minimalistic minimalobsession no people Pattern, texture, shape and form patterns simplicity Surface structure Surfaces and Textures turquoise Turquoise Colored urbanphotography vibrant color Minimalist Architecture
By Ralf

Exploring Style Red envelope no people detail details textures and shapes Shape Form LINE space architectural minimal Minimalist Architecture
By Richard Song

Architecture balcony The City Light Capture Berlin city view clean concrete Geometric Architecture geometric shape gray Lifestyle light and shadow minimalism minimalobsession Minimalist Architecture residential structure simplicity squaready Terrace Urban exploration Urban geometry urban landscape urban photography urban skyline villa
By André Dogbey

Iphone crop Architecture Architecture_collection architecturelovers Minimalist Architecture geometric geometric abstraction Geometric Architecture geometric shape Geometric Shapes light and shadow lines and shapes minimal minimalism minimalobsession Shape Shapes Shapes , Lines , Forms & Composition shapes and forms shapes and lines Urban exploration Urban geometry urban landscape urban photography urban skyline The City Light
By André Dogbey

Architecture bird built structure Clear sky Copy Space day horn Low angle view megaphone no people outdoors perching sky skyporn speaker The City Light Minimalist Architecture
By raset