John Pawson

John Pawson

John Pawson has spent more than 30 years making rigorously simple architecture that speaks of the fundamentals but is also modest in character. His body of work spans a broad range of scales and typologies, including private houses, galleries, museums, hotels, and yacht interiors. Whether at the scale of a monastery, a house, a saucepan, or a ballet, everything Pawson does is traceable back to a consistent set of preoccupations with mass, volume, surface, proportion, junction, geometry, repetition, light, and ritual.

John Pawson’s projects may appear quiet, clean, neutral, and well-lighted, but they pack a punch. We admire the deep thought and complexity behind Pawson's use of seemingly simple surfaces.

The Design Museum in London

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Armonia Apartments

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John Pawson has spent more than 30 years making rigorously simple architecture that speaks of the fundamentals but is also modest in character. His body of work spans a broad range of scales and typologies, including private houses, galleries, museums, hotels, and yacht interiors. Whether at the scale of a monastery, a house, a saucepan, or a ballet, everything Pawson does is traceable back to a consistent set of preoccupations with mass, volume, surface, proportion, junction, geometry, repetition, light, and ritual.