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2019 Serpentine Pavilion unveiled

by Audrey Xia on Jun 26, 2019 in Architecture , Developments , News , Top Story
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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

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