The Spaces Between Things

It’s easy to underestimate the significance of the spaces between things. These agricultural structures came with a site in rural southern Sweden, just behind the coast, near where Henning Mankell’s Wallander books are set. The countryside is open and the horizon distant. Consequently the eye tends to keep moving. As soon as you frame a section of the view with architecture, the eye has a place to rest and previously invisible details come into focus.


John Pawson, from A Visual Inventory, Phaidon Press