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John Pawson

British architect John Pawson is the founder of London architecture studio John Pawson Architects.

Born in Halifax, England, Pawson was schooled at Eton and worked for the family textile business before leaving for Japan in his mid-twenties. Upon his return, he studied at the Architectural Association school in London and established his own practice in 1981.

Throughout his thirty years in practice, Pawson’s work mainly focuses on simple and modest architecture. Whilst private houses have remained at the core of his work, his projects also include galleries, hotels, yacht interiors, airport lounges and sacred commissions. Completed projects include the Sackler Crossing, a serpentine crossing over a lake in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and the interior remodelling of the former Commonwealth Institute building in London, his first major public project.

John Pawson was named the top 10 most newsworthy forces in global architecture and design in the 2017 Dezeen Hot List.



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