Neuendorf House, three decades on…

It is sometimes the capacity for adaptation and renewal that comes to define a piece of architecture; it can equally be its ability to remain exactly the same. Thirty years after work completed on Neuendorf House on the island of Mallorca, the scale and purity of its geometry endures. Every gesture reads acutely because there are so few, each move retains its graphic clarity, from the attenuated tongue of water that projects out into the landscape, to the vertical drama of the atrium with its narrow slot opening, whose edges make the thickness of the mass visible. 


Designed in partnership with Claudio Silvestrin

John Pawson