Tuesday, 2 July 2013

CLOUD OF STEEL

For the 13th time, Serpentine Gallery selected an architect to design the 2013 Pavilion.  This year the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was designed by the multi award winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto.

Image copyright Iwan Baan


Image copyright Iwan Baan


Image copyright Iwan Baan


Image copyright Dezeen

He designed something between nature and architecture. He was inspired by the beautiful surroundings (Kensington Gardens). He tried to create a transparent structure that melts into the park. Fujimoto created his pavilion from white lattice of steel poles, with variations in density. Depending on where you stand it’s more or less transparent. The huge amount of poles becomes more like an organic cloud-like or forest-like structure.

It became a delicate, semi-transparent structure, a cloud of steel, a big contrast with the Herzog & de Meuron - Ai Weiwei 2012 Pavilion of last year. Something you have to visit when you are in London this summer!

Visit the Serpentine Gallery official webpage.
For more pictures visit dezeen

No comments:

Post a comment