It's all about architecture

Friday 21 September | 2.30pm–3.30pm 

John Pawson considers the influences  that have helped shape the themes and preoccupations of his work and examines why, whether he is designing a bench or a building or taking a photograph, “it’s all architecture”.

For over thirty years – and to global acclaim - John Pawson has been 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, from private houses, sacred commissions, galleries, hotels, airport lounges, ballet sets, yacht interiors and a bridge across a lake. In 2016 he completed his first major public project – the interior remodelling of the former Commonwealth Institute building in London, an iconic example of post-war British Modernism, as the new permanent home of the Design Museum. 

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Banner image: John Pawson credit Orla Connolly