‘In certain conditions, the white walls at home take on the character of a light box. In traditional Japanese architecture the intensity of atmosphere has a lot to do with the way natural light is filtered through shoji paper panels, suffusing the interior spaces with subdued light, calming the spirit and sharpening the senses.’

Words and select images taken from ‘A Visual Inventory by John Pawson’, published by Phaidon Press 2012


John Pawson