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John Pawson

The more simple, the more you can see the truth of the thing itself.

John Pawson is the most representative of minimalist architects. His work is influenced by the oriental culture and Zen style, with a wide range of private residences, sacred commissions, galleries, museums, hotels, ballet, yacht interiors and a bridge across the lake.   

John Pawson was born in 1949 in York, England, his father is the former British Royal Navy, the family is operating a textile mill. When I was 20 years old and graduated from school, I worked in a family textile mill for a few years at my father's request. Later, after listening to the summon of my inner soul, I decided to travel to the East.      

Came to Japan, John Pawson of Nagoya University taught a few years English, then went to Tokyo and to the legendary master Shiro Kuramata learning and deeply affected, Kurashiki Shiro is Japan's most legendary 20th century minimalist design One of the division. His work is simple but not simple, and has the characteristics of artwork.    

John Pawson spent months in the Studio Kurashira studio, though very inspired, but after all, no professional basis, so Kurashiki Shirang advised him to learn architecture. After returning home, John kept in touch with Kurashiki Shiro. Although they did not work as mentors or mentors, Kurashiki Shiro could be said to be John Pawson's enlightenment teacher. John Pawson then graduated with a degree in architecture from the School of Architecture London (AA), opened his studio in London in 1981 and was inspired by Oriental Zen and started his influential Minimalist architecture career.  

The amount of what is seen or touched by the eye, coupled with the nature of the philosophy of space, is an important philosophy designed by John Pawson. His approach is to deal with architecture and design in exactly the same fashion, building on everything.   

John also has a very high quest for an architectural atmosphere, whether it be a monastery, a house, a pan or a ballet. Everything goes back to the same quality, space, material, proportions, forms, geometry, repetition, light and ritual Series of concerns. The process of achieving minimalism is extremely difficult and complicated, and John gives it a rich connotation while giving minimalist form to the building, which is where his architectural secrets lie.

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    Design Works

    • Giessen House

      Giessen House is a minimal home located in Giessen, Germany, designed by John Pawson.
    • House Tirol

      House Tirol, a private residence in northern Italy, is located on the slopes of Mount Moraine, where the historic Castle of Tyrol is located.
    • Barbican Apartment

      Located in the centre of London, a modern apartment designed by John Pawson, the famous British minimalist master.
    • Kitzbühel House

      The aim of the design was to create a modern family home with a consistent modern approach while drawing on recognisable historical precedents.
    • Valextra's Milan Flagship

      British architect John Pawson is the flagship store of Valextra in Milan, a space that traditionally blends its luxury leather products with the worlds of design, art and architecture each year.
    • Wooden Chapel

      Openings cut into the envelope ex-press the thickness of the wood, while the narrow entry deliberately recreates the sense of physical proximity encountered as one moves through the dense woods.
    • The Jaffa Hotel in Israel

      The Jaffa Hotel context of this complex architectural undertaking is a site of extraordinary historical and cultural richness, set on the crown of the ancient port city of Jaffa within the walls of the Crusader citadel.
    • Jil Sander Store

      The design for the store on Ometosando uses refined geometry to sculpt space, shape patterns of movement and create atmosphere.
    • The Design Museum

      OMA with Allies and Morrison were the architects responsible for the design of the refurbished structural shell and external envelope of the building.
    • Private House Los Angeles

      The stunning architectural impression is enhanced by a different material treatment that contrasts with the firmness of the limestone and the light rhythm of the vertical planks.
    • Tetsuka House

      The holes form a series of carefully edited architectural landscapes that become part of the interior landscape. The exaggerated length of the wall leading to the entrance brings a sense of quiet experience.
    • St John at Hackney

      Key to the work's success was a series of surgical interventions that sought a harmonious blend of old and new.
    • Neuendorf House

      The Neuendorf House on the Spanish island of Macalho is named after the artist couple and still has a strong influence on contemporary architecture.
    • Ian Schrager's Home in 40 Bond

      Ian Schrager, the groundbreaking impresario of boutique hotels (the Delano, in Miami, and the Royalton, in Manhattan, for example), developed 40 Bond as an elegant rethinking of the cast-iron building sheathed in high-tech green glass.
    • Edition West Hollywood Concept

      The West Hollywood EDITION has created a new gathering place for visitors and locals by reviving the vibrancy of the Golden age and paying tribute to the region's rich history.
    • Okinawa House

      Designed by John Pawson, the Okinawa House is a family residence on a 414-square-metre clifftop in Okinawa where clients wish to spend their summer and winter vacations.
    • Life House

      In the spirit that created contemporary Walden, the concept of public and private dorms supports and enriches specific ceremonies and events. Throughout the Life House, this will translate into optimized equipment inventory and functional conditions.
    • Montauk House

      This john pawson-designed house in long island exemplifies his recognized minimalist aesthetic
    • St Tropez Houses

      The main house is set in a landscape of parasol pines, vineyards and cork oaks, aligned axially with the western view of the old castle across the bay and placed on a single main floor.
    • Perspectives-Basilica di San Giorgio

      Perspectives is essentially a tool for viewing, incorporating the largest concave meniscus crystal lens ever commissioned from Swarovski’s optical division.
    • Moritzkirche

       Drawing on existing forms and elements of vocabulary, an architectural language has evolved that is recognisable in subtle ways as something new, yet has no jarring foreign elements.
    • Palmgren House

      In summer, viewed from across the water, the elevations are fragmented by foliage. Inside the house is designed to be as open as possible to views over the lake, with spaces framed in simple surfaces and in a pale tonal palette.
    • John Pawson Exhibition

      John Pawson Exhibition is an Exhibition hall designed by John Pawson with his own name. This personal Exhibition hall explores his entire works so far, through specially commissioned large-scale photography, a large number of material fragments and the largest collection of Pawson architectural models ever.
    • Archabbey of Pannonhalma

      Thanks to John Pawson's various designs, the historic monument once again fits perfectly into its everyday function as a tranquil place for prayer and reflection.
    • Stone House

      Called the Stone House, the exhibition hall is made entirely of recycled materials made from discarded Stone and natural resins.
    • John Pawson's Home

      John Pawson's minimalist aesthetic is infused with the warmth of subtle material tones, a carefully calibrated sense of space and light to ensure beauty is everywhere.
    • Picornell House

      The house of John Pawson presents a single storey to the street, with a second floor to the seaward side. Walls are of the thickness required for optimal cooling in summer and insulation in winter, with natural cooling and ventilation supported by a sculptural, funnel-like courtyard within the floor plan.