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* Architecture: Sou Fujimoto designs Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 17 February 2013

Sou Fujimoto designs Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013

Architecture:  Sou Fujimoto designs Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013: “..Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has been named as the designer of this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, which will be a cloud-like structure made from a lattice of steel poles..The semi-transparent pavilion will occupy 350 square-metres of lawn outside the London gallery. Two entrances will lead inside the structure, where staggered terraces will provide seating for a central cafe..Sou Fujimoto describes his design as “an architectural landscape” where “the vivid greenery of the surrounding plant life [is] woven together with a constructed geometry”..”The delicate quality of the structure, enhanced by its semi-transparency, will create a geometric, cloud-like form, as if it were mist rising from the undulations of the park,” said Fujimoto. “From certain vantage points, the pavilion will appear to merge with the classical structure of the Serpentine Gallery, with visitors suspended in space.” The temporary pavilion will open to the public on 8 June and will remain in Kensington Gardens until 20 October..Sou Fujimoto is the third Japanese architect to accept the annual unpaid commission, which is one of the most highly sought-after small projects in world architecture and goes to a major architect who hasn’t yet built in the UK. Toyo Ito designed the pavilion in 2002, while SANAA followed in 2009..Last year’s pavilion was a cork-lined archaeological dig created by Herzog & de Meuron with Ai Weiwei, who was forbidden to leave China at the time..”

See our posts on past Serpentine Pavilions:

image + article: Dezeen

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* Architecture: Slideshow: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei

Posted by the editors on Friday, 8 June 2012

Architecture: Slideshow: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012  by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei: “..here are some photos by Julien Lanoo of this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei, including more pictures of the cork-covered interior plus dusky night shots..”  A new 15-image slide show..

See our previous posts on the Serpentine Gallery Pavilions:

image: Julien Lanoo; article + slideshow: Dezeen

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* Architecture: Video: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London by Herzog & de Meuron + Ai Weiwei

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 3 June 2012

Architecture: Video: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London by Herzog & de Meuron + Ai Weiwei: “..Ahead of the opening of this summer’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, Crane.tv gets an exclusive look at the specially commissioned structure designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration with Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The dream design team responsible for the Beijing National Stadium come together again to create the team’s first collaborative edifice in the UK. Here, Pierre de Meuron talks about the joys of working with Ai Weiwei, while the infamous artist makes a special cameo to share his interest in combining art, design and architecture to introduce new possibilities and social change.”

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image: Crane.tv, ArchDaily; article: Jordana , Sebastian . “Video: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion” 01 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/240289&gt;

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* Architecture: 2012 Serpentine Pavilion Complete by Herzog & de Meuron + Ai Weiwei

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 2 June 2012

Architecture: 2012 Serpentine Pavilion Complete by Herzog & de Meuron + Ai Weiwei: “..the 12th serpentine gallery by swiss architects herzog & de meuron and beijing-based ai weiwei is now complete. a plane of water is now floating above the lawn of the serpentine gallery in london, england, inviting visitors to pass beneath it and observe the recently exposed components of the past structures. eleven columns representing each of the previous editions elevate the roof plane 1.4 meters from the excavated ground while an additional support stands for the current construct. encouraging visitors to delve under the surface, this archeological experience transports them back in time as they lounge within the interior. cork lines the surfaces of the stepped ground plane and seating to generate a warm location for repose. during the summer, the venue will host public talks and events during ‘park nights’ until october 14, 2012..”  Photos by the great Iwan Baan..Get thee to Serpentine..

See our other posts on the Serpentine Gallery Pavilions:

See our other posts on Herzog & de Meuron:

See our other posts with images by Iwan Baan:

image: © 2012 iwan baan; article: Designboom

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