Archinect - News 2017-08-20T13:40:51-04:00 John Pawson and Hiroshi Senju named 2017 Isamu Noguchi Award recipients Justine Testado 2017-04-04T14:21:00-04:00 >2017-04-04T14:21:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Isamu Noguchi Museum announced London-based architect John Pawson and Japanese-born painter Hiroshi Senju as the 2017 recipients of the honorable Isamu Noguchi Award, which recognizes individuals whose work embodies the collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and cross-cultural qualities of influential landscape architect and artist Isamu Noguchi.</p></em><br /><br /><p>First awarded to Norman Foster and artist Hiroshi Sugimoto in 2014, previous recipients of the award also include architect Yoshio Taniguchi and industrial designer Jasper Morrison (2015) and Tadao Ando and Elyn Zimmerman (2016).</p><p>Learn more about the 2017 recipients <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Take a look inside London's new Design Museum Abigail Banfield 2016-11-18T11:15:00-05:00 >2016-11-26T20:45:32-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How do you create a new home to house iconic and innovative design? With eyes on the final outcome, and with everyone waiting to see the unveiling of one of the most anticipated buildings this decade, we think that John Pawson, OMA, Arup, and Allies &amp; Morrison have risen to the challenge of transforming a grade II listed building into the new home of the Design Museum.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Yesterday was the preview of the new Design Museum in Kensington. Archinect UK was delighted to have been invited to see the grand unveiling of the building, and to get our feet inside the transformed Commonwealth Centre. The sheer gravity of the main space is enough to make this an incredible building, but, as we learn more, experience more, and see how it completely engages the user, we realise that this is a project that really doesn&rsquo;t disappoint.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Design Museum was founded almost three decades ago in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran, and only closed at its previous space in June of this year, to make preparations for t...</p> The Design Museum's new home to open this November in Kensington Ellen Hancock 2016-03-22T03:39:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T22:54:05-04:00 <img src="" width="616" height="440" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The contemporary design champion&nbsp;is moving from its current location in Shad Thames to the former Commonwealth Institute building, a Grade II*-listed 1960s landmark conceived by architects RJMM. Its new home, which is being remodelled by designer John Pawson, will provide three times more space and have a learning centre, auditorium, library and a &lsquo;Designers in Residence&rsquo; studio.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Luxury Patterned After Old Bohemian Farm Villages Richard Meier & Partners 2015-07-27T14:16:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T17:47:01-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project, estimated at 400 million euros, or $433 million, features designs by the architects Eva Jiricna, Richard Meier and John Pawson, in addition to the 10 emerging firms, three of which are Czech and seven that are British.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> John Pawson: A Visual Inventory Archinect 2012-02-22T19:34:00-05:00 >2012-02-22T21:47:31-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From patterns in a trail of caterpillars in Spain to the geometry of a whitewashed house on the Greek island of Rhodes, renowned British architect John Pawson&rsquo;s personal photographs reveal the visual details that intrigue him. Known for a minimalist aesthetic that places emphasis on light, material and proportion, Pawson has lent his modernist sensibility to everything from a Cistercian monastery in the Czech Republic to countless private homes, luxury yachts, and the Calvin Klein store in NYC.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> John Pawson's Muse Music Archinect 2012-02-03T15:16:00-05:00 >2012-02-03T15:17:23-05:00 <img src="" width="620" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a way, my influences are eclectic. Music doesn&rsquo;t make me want to go and design a house, in a way it&rsquo;s a more physical pleasure. It&rsquo;s maybe a break for me or a tunnel to something else. I&rsquo;ve never had a lot of music in the office. To me music is to be listened to and art is to be looked at. I never understood that thing of using art as decoration. It has to mean something to me otherwise I wouldn&rsquo;t have it. And I can&rsquo;t work with music. I find it too stimulating in a way.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>