Andrew Trotter

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The Soho House Barcelona member, founder of Studio Andrew Trotter and editor of Openhouse magazine shares his five favourite architectural destinations around the world

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The Mies van der Rohe pavilion, Barcelona
‘Designed for the International Exposition of 1929, it is a masterpiece in simplicity. The pure lines, the warmth of the materials and the beauty of the space are second to none. Openhouse was very fortunate to have been able to turn the pavilion into a home for three days for a special event.’

Chapel of the Capuchinas by Luis Barragán, Mexico City
‘One of the most striking works designed by Luis Barragán, which is even more beautiful in person. Light and colour play an integral part of bringing the practitioner and nuns closer to god.’

Koshino House by Tadao Ando, Japan
‘A play with form, light, and concrete. Ando, the master of these elements, made a house that is special in its simplicity.’

Neuendorf House by John Pawson, Mallorca
‘A dusty coloured box in the middle of olive groves, completely inward looking, except for a long split from the courtyard and a hole that looks out onto the pool.’

Can Lis, by Jørn Utzon, Mallorca
‘When Utzon built this house for himself and his family, he took the local materials and traditional methods and created a house that is neither modern nor old. It just is. It belongs to the cliff it is perched on and is void of everything that is unnecessary.’