JOHN PAWSON

JOHN PAWSON

Category
Architects

While the style of Pawson’s architecture is celebrated for its rigorous and clean simplicity, the range of his work is far from modest. His portfolio brims with private houses in places as diverse as Mallorca and Japan, and churches too, as well as galleries, museums, hotels, ballet sets, yacht interiors, and even a bridge across a lake.

‘Whether at the scale of a monastery, a house, a saucepan or a ballet, everything is traceable back to a consistent set of preoccupations with mass, volume, surface, proportion, junction, geometry, repetition, light and ritual,’ is the mantra at John Pawson. At the same time, though, there is something otherworldly and utterly unique about his buildings; visit the Archabbey of Pannonhalma in Hungary for evidence.

JOHN PAWSON