The Neuendorf House designed by John Pawson and Claudio Silvestrin in 1991, is a vacation house for a German art dealer set in an almond grove on the island of Mallorca. The house uses materials and colours characteristic of the island’s traditional architecture in a renewing formal vocabulary.
Neuendorf House technical information
- Architects: John Pawson + Claudio Silvestrin
- Location: Mallorca, Spain
- Project Architect: Crispin Osborne
- Structures: Tietz & Partners
- Builders: J.Salis Construcciones
- Client: Hans and Caroline Neuendorf
- Completion of work: 1991
- Design Years: 1987 – 1989
- Photographs: © Richard Bryant, © Boris Steinweg
The design explores ways of achieving a quality of proportion in outside space more usually associated with interiors.
– John Pawson Architects
Neuendorf House Photographs
Villa Neuendorf is a rigorous paralellopiped whose monolithic presence is counteracted on all façades by the presence of “cuts” in various different positions with different orientations to prevent any form of monotony.