This year’s summer pavilion of the Serpentine, the popular gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens, opens to the public on 11 June, a year after it was supposed to, thanks to the Covid-19 crisis. It was designed by Counterspace, the South African firm
Every year the Serpentine Gallery in London chooses an international architect to build a temporary installation. The pavilion of 2013, designed by Sou Fujimoto, is inspired by the evanescence of clouds, inviting people to explore the place in a new
In summer of 2016 came BIG’s turn to build the temporary pavilion of the Serpentine Gallery, the popular art institution located in London’s Kensington Gardens. The project was conceived as a provocative installation combining what are often perceive
Visitable from 15 June to 7 October in Kensington Gardens, London, the Serpentine Gallery’s pavilion this year is designed by the firm of Frida Escobedo (Mexico City, 1979). Formed by two lattice-wrapped rectangular volumes, it fuses typical Mexican
Every year the Serpentine Gallery in London chooses an international architect to build a temporary pavilion in Kensington Gardens. The pavilion of 2017, designed by Francis Kéré, is conceived as a microcosm: a community structure that fuses cultural
The project incorporates concepts perceived as opposites (modular/ sculptural, transparent/ opaque...), and works with a basic architectural element, the brick wall, turned into a space built with blocks of translucent fiberglass...
The four arms that form the layout of the pavilion each present a different entrance, but they all converge in a central space, a larger hall where visitors can come together.
In 2009, the Serpentine Gallery in London commissioned the design of its ninth summer pavilion to Sejima & Nishizawa. Located in Kensington Gardens, the structure was constructed as an undulating aluminum sheet resting on light metallic columns float
Every summer since the year 2000, a different architect has been responsible for creating the Serpentine Gallery’s Pavilion, located by the permanent building in Kensington Gardens, an area inside London’s Hyde Park. In 2012, the gallery commissioned
Held up by delicate supports, the temporary pavilion’s lightweight, undulating, aluminum-clad wooden roof floats among the trees of Kensington Gardens, reflecting the landscape on its mirror surface.
Situada en un pabellón de té neoclásico construido en 1934 y rodeada por los excepcionales jardines de Kensington, en Hyde Park, la Serpentine Gallery ha sido desde su fundación en 1970 un enclave privilegiado para el arte moderno y contemporáneo en
The artist has built a space for quiet contemplation in homage to his roofer father, but the materials seem too clean-cut and corporate to fit the idea. A tolling church bell has joined the summer sounds of birdsong and tinkling fountains in Kensingt
Fed up perhaps with all the artsy airs that architects sometimes take on, the Serpentine Gallery in London has this year decided to assign its summer pavilion directly to a conceptual artist. Eclectically trained in urban planning and ceramics throug
Inspired by the kilns of Stoke-on-Trent, the Chicago artist’s Black Chapel will host bands, including his own, and also provide ‘a place of quietude’ where even the British weather is welcome. The Serpentine Gallery’s annual summer pavilion will take
Chicago artist Theaster Gates has been tapped to design the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion, making him the first non-architect solely commissioned for the prestigious project. A spokesperson for Serpentine Gallery confirmed Gate’s commission for the pavil
Two words describe the Serpentine Gallery’s summer pavilion this year, built by the Japanese architect Junya Ishigami: picturesque and polemic. It is picturesque because, of all the Serpentine Pavilions raised in London’s Kensington Gardens to date,
Junya Ishigami’s hillock of Cumbrian slate was meant to feel ‘primitive and ancient’. But British regulations – and the wind – dashed his dreams. Is it time to rethink the annual event?
Since 2000 the Serpentine Gallery has been putting up a pavilion on the lawn of Kensington Gardens for the warm months. This temporary structure has become the great summer benchmark of current architecture, biennials aside. At times drawing from con
This year’s summer pavilion of the Serpentine Gallery has just opened to the public, to little surprise with respect to the computer rendering that was presented a few months ago by its author, the Burkina Faso-born Berlin-based architect Diébédo Fra
When he was 18, Diébédo Francis Kéré was awarded a scholarship to be a carpentry apprentice in Germany, but the fact that wood is scarce in his country, Burkina Faso, led him to decide to study something more useful: architecture. Now an internationa
Born with the millennium, the Serpentine project was entrusted to a purely artistic view of architecture, a view where use – in this case the questionable use of a small summer pavilion – was understood as a mere trigger of ephemeral buildings, folie
In time for summer every year, the Serpentine Gallery in London has a temporary pavilion designed by a leading architect who has not yet built in the United Kingdom, and raised on its grounds in Kensington Gardens. It recently unveiled the first imag
The Spanish practice SelgasCano will be designing the Serpentine Gallery’s summer pavilion this year. With this decision the London institution seems to be confirming the change of course it seemed to make last year, when it assigned the popular icon
In the wake of Peter Zumthor’s courtyard, Herzog & de Meuron’s oval, and Sou Fujimoto’s poles, we have Smiljan Radic’s translucent stone. In charge of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, the Chilean architect is for sure the least known in the list
Since the first of them in 2000, the summer pavilions that the Serpentine Gallery raises beside its building in London’s Kensington Gardens have been an exceptional year-by-year showcase of the marriage of art and architecture. Designed by the Japane
Descubrir la huella permanente dejada por la cimentación de edificios concebidos para ser efímeros es el objeto —poético y un tanto paradójico a la vez— del nuevo pabellón para la Galería Serpentine, que acaba de inaugurarse en Londres y que podrá vi
Desde su primera edición en 2000, la convocatoria de los pabellones de la Galería Serpentine constituye un singular escaparate mediático donde se funden el arte y la arquitectura.
A lo largo de once años, las sucesivas ediciones del pabellón de verano de la londinense Serpentine Gallery han tenido como autores a algunas de las estrellas más rutilantes del panorama arquitectónico contemporáneo, como Rem Koolhaas, Kazuyo Sejima,
Siguiendo la estela de anteriores ediciones en las que participaron, entre otras figuras, Jean Nouvel, Rem Koolhaas o el reciente pritzker Souto de Moura, Peter Zumthor ha presentado las primeras imágenes de su propuesta para el pabellón temporal de
Considerado como uno de los más innovadores comisarios de arte, el codirector de la Serpentine Gallery Hans Ulrich Obrist explica, a raíz de la publicación de su libro Brief History of Curating, las claves de su profesión y sus afinidades con la arqu
Se ha inaugurado el nuevo pabellón de verano de la Serpentine Gallery de Londres, un diseño del estudio japonés SANAA formado por Kazuyo Sejima y Ryue Nishizawa. La estructura, sustentada por pilares muy esbeltos, consiste en una cubierta ondulante d