Sou Fujimoto’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion | ITSLIQUID

Sou Fujimoto’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Architecture, Design | June 17, 2013 |

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 © Sou Fujimoto Architects Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

Sou Fujimoto’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Sou Fujimoto is the thirteenth and, at 41, youngest architect to accept the invitation to design a temporary structure for the Serpentine Gallery. The most ambitious architectural programme of its kind worldwide, the Serpentine’s annual Pavilion commission is one of the most anticipated events on the cultural calendar.


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 © Sou Fujimoto Architects Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

Widely acknowledged as one of the most important architects coming to prominence worldwide, Sou Fujimoto is the leading light of an exciting generation of artists who are re-inventing our relationship with the built environment. Inspired by organic structures, such as the forest, the nest and the cave, Fujimoto’s signature buildings inhabit a space between nature and artificiality. Fujimoto has completed the majority of his buildings in Japan, with commissions ranging from the domestic, such as Final Wooden House, T House and House N, to the institutional, such as the Musashino Art Museum and Library at Musashino Art University.


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 © Sou Fujimoto Architects Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

Occupying some 350 square-metres of lawn in front of the Serpentine Gallery, Sou Fujimoto’s delicate, latticed structure of 20mm steel poles will have a lightweight and semi-transparent appearance that will allow it to blend, cloud-like, into the landscape and against the classical backdrop of the Gallery’s colonnaded East wing. Designed as a flexible, multi-purpose social space – with a café sited inside – visitors will be encouraged to enter and interact with the Pavilion in different ways throughout its four-month tenure in London’s Kensington Gardens.


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 © Sou Fujimoto Architects Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is officially open to the public from June 8th to October 20th, 2013.

more. www.serpentinegallery.org

 

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


OPENING: VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR…

Events | May 1, 2021

Venice International Art Fair, organized by ITSLIQUID Group in collaboration with Venice Events and ACIT Venice - Italian-German Cultural Association, will be held in Venice, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space from May 10 to June 03, 2021, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello from May 11 to June 03, 2021 and in other prestigious venues and historical buildings. Read more


WEISSESTAL

Design | April 28, 2021

German by name, Italian at heart. Established in Milan, Weissestal has been known for its table craft since 1983. Design, craftsmanship, fine details: constantly on a quest for new styles and shapes to combine in innovative collections that bring joy and celebration to fine dining. Read more


Veronica Ryan: Along a Spectrum

Art | April 25, 2021

Spike Island presents a major exhibition of new works by British artist Veronica Ryan (b. 1956, Montserrat). Supported by Freelands Foundation through the Freelands Award, this is Ryan’s largest and most ambitious exhibition in the UK to date. Read more


RIVER STREET WATERFRONT MASTERPLAN BY…

Architecture | April 24, 2021

The Brooklyn waterfront is continually evolving. What was once a soft shoreline of wetlands, marshes, shallows, beaches, and tidal flats, is now a series of elevated piers, bulkheads and physical barriers, compromising the relationship between water and city. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!