Gavin Jackson
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Gavin Jackson Architects

Introduction

Experience visual tranquility. Gavin Jackson’s architecture is serene, restrained and imbued with a rich poetic depth. Deeply rooted in the tradition of the visual arts, his material precision and rigorous simplification create environments free from sensory bombardment, excess and distraction. Contemplative yet always comfortable, this is not monasticism but sensual calm.

This balance in Jackson’s work is achieved through something more profound than the transience of fashion; it requires a change of attitude and a deep desire to simplify. An architect that thinks like a sculptor, his process of stripping away the non-essential reveals forms, planes and surfaces that resonate with the rhythm and proportional beauty found in nature and art. His work is as much a dialogue with the heritage of Judd and Serra as that of Euclid and Fibonacci.

Jackson’s exhaustive eye for detail delivers an experience that is neither austere nor bland. Indeed, he creates canvases against which the activities of life can unfold with effortless clarity and comfort. The visual presence of his work conceals his mastery of cutting edge technology, materials and construction, all brought discreetly to the service of the user.

Throughout the process of design and construction, the clients needs are paramount, not the architect’s ego. In the creation of these precisely made, flexible and imaginative spaces, the hand of the author is felt with the gentlest of touches.

Project List

1996

1997

1998

1999

Borkin House
Mayfair
London

Mascow House
Mayfair
London

Urvois House
Holland Park
London *

Salvati Apartment
Covent Garden
London

Godfrey Apartment
Holborn
London

Cox Apartment
Maida Vale
London

Siu House
Kensington
London

Morgan Apartment
Mayfair
London

Fargnolli House
Kensington
London

Davis House
Hampstead
London *

Hoo House
Knightsbridge
London

Hoosenally Apartment
Paddington
London

Smith House
Notting Hill
London *

       

2000

2001

2002

2003

Jeffreys House
Knightsbridge
London

Bilton House
Paddington
London

Ripley House
Notting Hill
London

Everick House
Maida Vale
London

Mayer House
Fullham
London

Patch Apartment
Mayfair
London

Jackson Apartment
Putney
London

Salvati House
Chiswick
London

Greenwood Apartment
Covent Garden
London

Chen Apartment
Kensington
London

Dalehead House
Putney
London

Hill House
Notting Hill
London **

Westbourne Hotel
Notting Hill
London ***

Angel Gallery
Oxford
Oxfordshire

MOMA
Oxford
Oxfordshire

Davis Pool
Hampstead
London **

 

Kimsey House
Strete
Devon

Hanley House
Twickenham
London

Navalmar Offices
Wimbledon
London

Brown House
Chelsea
London

       

2004

2005

   

Patch House
Holland Park
London

Siu Apartment
Westminster
London

Salvati Apartment
Navona
Rome

Sweetnam House
Islington
London

Jackson House
Henley
Oxfordshire

Carter House
Primrose Hill
London

Davies House
Primrose Hill
London

Everick House
Mayfair
London

Gedovius House
Royan
France
   

CV

Gavin Jackson BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA

Gavin Jackson was born in Yorkshire, England in 1960. Inspired to pursue architecture from an early age, he enrolled at the Hull School of Architecture at 16. Here he studied building and mastered hands-on, all the essentials of the trade. To add philosophical skills to the practical, Jackson then went to Oxford, where for seven years he studied architecture and developed his passion for rigorous simplification that was to become the driving force of his future work.

Qualified and Registered in 1986, Jackson gained solid commercial experience working for retail clients such as Nicole Farhi and Harvey Nichols, and as an in-house architect for a development company, before joining Norman Foster. In 1989, he consolidated his position at the forefront of minimal architecture by working as a consultant to both Claudio Silvestrin and John Pawson. Having worked on high profile projects throughout Europe and America, Jackson’s growing client base led him to set up his own practice in 1996.

Attention to detail and strong client relationships have allowed Jackson to build a body of work consistently high in quality. His pursuit of an architecture that seeks a dialogue of simplicity between nature and the visual arts continues to attract a growing range of clients with broader needs from a widening geographical base.

Services

Credits

Art Direction and Brand Management - kamilian.com
Website - iWeb
Photographer - Alan Pitchforth
Photographer - Thomas Stewart
Photographer - Warren Smith
Copywriter - Philip Browning
Project Co-ordinator - Paola de Leo
3d Visualisation - Blink Image
Projects in association with Mishcon Associates *
Projects in association with Mishcon Jackson **
Projects in association with CA1 ***

Contact

50 holland park
london
w11 3rs


telephone: +44 (0) 20 7243 9000
facsimile: +44 (0) 870 052 0203

design@gavinjacksonarchitects.com