Runkel Hue-Williams Gallery, London
England, 1988
John Pawson and Claudio Silvestrin

Entry to the Runkel Hue-Williams Gallery is via an attenuated space whose effect is to draw in the visitor. Spotlights set flush into the timber floor to one side of this otherwise unlit corridor cast regular upward beats of light across the white wall, providing a counterpoint to the even light of the gallery ahead and giving the passageway a rhythm corresponding to the pace of the person passing through. A distinctive notched opening provides a receptionist seated behind the wall discreet views into the body of the gallery. —John Pawson

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