Finding atmosphere in Schindler’s Kings Road House, West Hollywood

‘The overall effect is at once simple and rich, the richness largely deriving from the use of pattern, repetition and texture —
the now-fissured concrete, the vibrantly grained timber, the wobbly glass and textile screens. One gesture is counterpointed by another: the generous, inward-facing glazed openings contrast with the slot windows in the thick, flaring, concrete outer walls…the sequence of spaces arranged so that the eye is led always on, even though the body’s tendency is to feel still and calm’.

From John Pawson Plain Space, Alison Morris


Allan Bell