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 Mallorca’s island. The house uses materials and colors 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, © Ulrike Schamoni | Courtesy of neuendorfhouse.com
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 parallelopiped whose monolithic presence is counteracted on all façades by the presence of “cuts” in various positions with different orientations to prevent any form of monotony.
Text by the Architects
Neuendorf House Plans
Neuendorf House Gallery
About John Pawson
John Pawson is a British architectural designer whose works are known for its minimalist aesthetic. Coming from a wealthy family, he was schooled at Eton. After a period in the family textile business, Pawson left for Tokyo, where he visited the studio of Japanese architect and designer Shiro Kuramata. On his return to England, he enrolled at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, leaving to establish his own practice in 1981. Pawson’s work focuses on approaching fundamental problems of space, proportion, light, and materials.