Utzon Uncovered: Revisiting Jorn Utzon’s Masterwork on Mallorca
Lise Juel, Photography by Helene Binet
In 2012, Danish architect Lise Juel completed the restoration of fellow Dane Jørn Utzon’s magnificent residence on the Spanish island of Mallorca, known as Can Lis. Uncovering Utzon is a series of pensées by Juel describing the process of restoring the beloved architect’s unique and magnificent construction for the Utzon Foundation.
Accompanying Juel’s evocative account are the equally evocative images of the house by eminent architectural photographer Hélène Binet. Known for her powerful black-and-white photographs of the work of the world’s most important architects, past and present, Binet brings her unique eye to Can Lis to produce a breathtaking portrait of Utzon’s spectacular, elemental masterpiece. Together, Juel’s personal account and Binet’s inimitable photography illustrate the undeniable power of this rough-hewn Modernist architectural landmark.