Architekturmuseum der TU Munchen opens John Pawson exhibition

The Architekturmuseum der TU Munchen presents John Pawson architectural exhibition, on view 01.03.2012 – 20.05.2012.


John Pawson, Cistercian monastery Novy Dvur, 2004, Czech Republic, Photo: Jens Weber

John Pawson is a master of minimalism. The buildings and objects created by the internationally renowned British architect are distinctively shaped by the art of omission and are intriguing for the pure effect of space, proportion, light and material. Influenced by Japanese culture and minimalist art, Pawson defines his concept of the minimum as perfection and quality, which arise when every detail and every link are reduced to their essentials. Using models, large-scale photographs, material studies and objects, the exhibition provides an overview of the work of John Pawson and illustrates the phenomenon of `emptiness¿. The buildings featured in the show include his own house in London (1999), the Cistercian monastery at Novy Dvur in the Czech Republic (2004), the Sackler Crossing footbridge in Kew Gardens in London (2006), his Stone House for the Triennale in Milan (2010), as well as his designs for St.-Moritz-Kirche in Augsburg, currently in the planning stages and Pawson´s only public project in Germany to date. – www.pinakothek.de

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