The present research paper is structured through a personal diary of habitation on the occasion of the quarantines of the COVID-19 pandemic, which are periods of isolation in confined spaces and traffic conditions. In overcoming of emotions that was caused by the confinement, the transformations of spaces around us played an important role. So we, the subjects of the pandemic, started looking for values to hold on to and wondered about parts of ourselves that we did not know and about our relationship with the material world and space.
The acceptance of the boundaries of the houses, the shell that houses us and the effort to form other experiences in the rooms of the house, belong to characteristic processes of change and they are steps to overcome this special condition.
The «clearing», the emptying and the removal from the space of small or large objects, objects «freely» placed in the space, in the structural boundaries or inside other objects is also a process of change-purification. Through the confrontation of the concepts: order and disorder, the necessity for an attitude of life based on simplicity and austerity is highlighted.
According to personal experience, initially, and bibliographic references, afterwards, the effort to give meaning to spaces is presented, in relation to the movement of Minimalism. Elements from the history of Minimalist architecture are presented through specific architectural examples of Japanese Architecture, Modernism and modern minimalist dwellings.
Some questions are asked about modern human as a physical and spiritual entity, the meaning of habitation and more specifically the relationship between daily living and the physical boundaries of the residence. Many of the questions and features of the spaces are explored in relation to the minimalist trend in Architecture.
In conclusion, the work deals with the experience of spaces, the concept of austerity and consequently with the concept of minimalism in the field of Architecture in our days.