Section Through House with Mechanical Services


James Gowan (1923-2012) was a Scottish architect and teacher. Gowan formed an architectural practice with James Stirling in 1956, and together they became known for their radical post-modernist designs. Their most famous work was the Le Corbusier-influenced University of Leicester Engineering Building, and their practice would inspire an entire generation of architects.


This print shows a section through a house in the East Hanningfield housing project, with prefabricated mechanical services highlighted in bold colours.

Gowan was interested in the exercise of making architecture out of prefabricated elements. By putting in place constraints, the design of a house became a sort of game, a notion that seems to reveal itself in this drawing.

As a technical work, these colours serve to draw the viewer's eye to the important elements in the drawing, but the acid-bright primary palette gives it a sense of fun and approachability, qualities that permeate Gowans architecture.

Limited edition of 500

Finished to order and non-returnable. Ships in 10-15 working days.


Finished to order and non-returnable. Ships in 10-15 working days

Made in



UV filtering, anti-reflective glass & Natural dark oak stain and wax finish


W:52cm x H:41cm

Giclée printed on Hahnemühle 60% hemp fine art paper with conservation grade mount board and spacers