SEARCH

2019 Serpentine Pavilion unveiled

by Audrey Xia on Jun 26, 2019 in Architecture , Developments , News , Top Story
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Sina WeiboShare on Tencent WeiboEmail this to someone

2019′s Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Junya Ishigami, is finally here

One of the summer’s most anticipated events is without a doubt the launch of Serpentine Gallery's annual Pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens. Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, who designed the temporary pavilion this year, drew his inspiration from roofs. The structure and design inspiration is evident in the choice of a single canopy roof, formed by 61 tonnes of layered Cumbrian slate onto a steel mesh supported by over 100 slender columns.Serpentine PavilionIshigami's design reflects his desire to maintain harmony between the natural and man-made world. The new Serpentine Pavilion blends seamlessly with its surroundings, appearing to rise out of the earth organically and levitate like a storm cloud. The cave-like interior offers a place of meditation and rest.

Ishigami's design reflects his desire to maintain harmony between the natural and man-made world

"My design for the Pavilion plays with our perspectives of the built environment against the backdrop of a natural landscape, emphasising a natural and organic feel as though it had grown out of the lawn, resembling a hill made of rocks," Ishigami says. "This is an attempt to supplement traditional architecture with modern methodologies and concepts, to create in this place an expanse of scenery like never seen before."  05-junya_ishigami-serpentine_pavilion-cnorbert_tukajoffenbach_0m0a6743

 “My design for the Pavilion plays with our perspectives of the built environment against the backdrop of a natural landscape, emphasising a natural and organic feel as though it had grown out of the lawn.”

The Serpentine Pavilion is available to the public until October 6.   Serpentine Pavilion 14-junya_ishigami-serpentine_pavilion-cnorbert_tukajPhotos. Iwan Baan, Norbert Tukaj, John Offenback

, , , , , , , , ,

Recent Posts

  • One Wall Street Amenities Entrance - Image Credit - DBOX for Macklowe Properties

    Art Deco Icon


    The residential conversion of the iconic Manhattan skyscraper is well in the works

    Posted on Nov 5, 2019
    View
  • The Wave, award-winning housing in Vejle, Denmark. Photo: Jacob Due

    Building Communities


    Henning Larsen Architects brings environmental consciousness and community building to each of its projects

    Posted on Nov 5, 2019
    View
  • Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu_by Jiaxi Yang & Zhu Zhe

    Collaborate for excellence


    Lyndon Neri of Neri&Hu reveals how he and wife Rossana Hu combine a thriving practice with raising three children, and sheds light on the controversy at this year’s Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

    Posted on Oct 14, 2019
    View
  • law on keyes06_david ross

    Advocacy for women


    South African architect Kate Otten on addressing professional challenges in the country

    Posted on Oct 14, 2019
    View
Top