"A perfect place for a person with lots to think about" - architecture and design

"A perfect place for a person with lots to think about"



This week, commenters are debating if John Pawson has taken minimalism too far in an apartment interior and think designers' role in improving safety needs defining.
Paws off: while readers are positive about both John Pawson and the Barbican estate, their comments on this pared-back apartment suggest they are unsure whether the two mix.
"This crossover seems to verge on clinical rather than minimal," pondered dcbzyxkji. "Maybe the original apartment had been so heavily modified his office had nothing to draw from""
"As a Pawson fan usually, there is minimal and then there is boring. This is boring!" said rob.
LoveYourHairHopeYouWin also felt the design took minimalism too far: "I love John Pawson, but this looks like a showroom in progress." "All new builds look like this," defended mark mcivor. "Then people move in. Nothing new here other than a slick refurb."
Christopher Osborn also saw the positives: "A perfect place for a person with lots to think about."
This reader had bigger concerns:
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Could you live in a house like this" Join the discussion ?

Learning lessons: this week's most argumentative comment thread involved debate on the causes of school shootings, with many commenters saying that designing schools to reduce the impact of violence is not a solution.
"You can't design away a social problem as terrible and deep-seated as gun violence," argued tyrannosaurus_rek.
"M...
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