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John Pawson

House between townhouses . Giessen

John Pawson . photos: © Harry Crowder

Designed for a site formerly occupied by a mews house, located between parallel rows of townhouses in the town of Giessen in central Germany, this project was always going to be about taking a set of established architectural principles and applying them to the creation of an enclosed domestic universe. At ground floor level, while daily life and lines of sight extrude freely beyond the walls of the house to colonise the entirety of the plot, the atmosphere is purposefully introspective. Continue reading John Pawson

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John Pawson

The Omphalos coffee table

John Pawson

As a form, the circle has the idea of gathering embedded within itself. Placed within a room, it immediately becomes its natural gravitational centre — the nexus around which life happens and the focus for the energy of a space. Continue reading John Pawson