Archinect - News 2015-03-27T06:18:55-04:00 SelgasCano unveils designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Nicholas Korody 2015-03-25T13:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T14:18:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier today, the Serpentine Galleries in London <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> the first images&nbsp;of the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, designed by the Spanish firm of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>&nbsp;headed by Jos&eacute; Selgas and Luc&iacute;a Cano. In keeping with the criteria of the annual program, this will be the first UK project by the award-winning firm, and is also the first pavilion designed by Spanish architects. According to a statement released with the announcement, the pavilion will consist of "an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent, multi-coloured fabric membrane (ETFE) woven through and wrapped in webbing." The images released with the statement consist of&nbsp;colorful, playful renders populated by cartoonish figures.</p><p>A much-anticipated event each year, the Serpentine Pavilion is one of the "top-ten most visited architecture and design exhibits in the world." Visitors to the SelgasCano-designed pavilion will be able to enter the structure from a number of openings, "passing through a...</p> Smiljan Radić’s Serpentine Pavilion Moves to Somerset Nicholas Korody 2015-03-24T17:44:00-04:00 >2015-03-24T18:07:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last year, Chilean architect Smiljan Radi&#263; revealed his Serpentine Pavilion&mdash;an enormous shell-shaped structure perched atop jagged quarry stones in Hyde Park&mdash;as part of the London gallery&rsquo;s prestigious architecture program. Thousands of visitors examined its translucent fiberglass walls over the course of the summer. This week, the pavilion will be unveiled at its new, permanent home, amid the spring gardens of Hauser &amp; Wirth Somerset in Bruton, about two and a half hours from London by train.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> SelgasCano to design 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Justine Testado 2014-12-04T13:28:00-05:00 >2014-12-04T21:31:11-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="614" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SelgasCano of Madrid will be designing the fifteenth Serpentine Galleries Pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens. For the past 15 years, the Serpentine Galleries has invited architects like Sou Fujimoto, Jean Nouvel, Herzog &amp; de Meuron with Ai Wei Wei, Peter Zumthor, SANAA, Zaha Hadid, and most recently Smiljan Radic to design the temporary outdoor structure, which continues to be an anticipated summer event every year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Like every year, the outdoor structure must be a flexible multi-functional social space with a cafe. SelgasCano have yet to submit their design plans.</p><p>Here's a glimpse into some of their previous works:</p><p>Plasencia Auditorium and Congress Centre, C&aacute;seres, Spain 2005/2013</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Factory M&eacute;rida, Badajoz, Spain 2006/2011</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>El &lsquo;B&rsquo;. Cartagena, Auditorium and Congress Centre, Murcia, Spain 2001/2011</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Office in the Woods, Madrid, Spain 2006/2009</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Read more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA lectures at GSAPP Ayesha Ghosh 2014-09-22T16:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T22:00:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This past Wednesday, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazuyo Sejima</a>&nbsp;of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> addressed an overflowing Wood Auditorium, giving the first <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GSAPP lecture</a> of the semester. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recently appointed dean Amale Andraos</a> gave a brief introduction of Sejima and returned at the end of the lecture to lead a discussion as well as the Q/A portion of the evening.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Sejima began her lecture by explaining her choice of &ldquo;Canopy&rdquo; as her theme, an idea that is central to her, both as a part of SANAA and independently. &ldquo;I like to make a space like a park, because a park is a place where different kind of people can gather,&rdquo; stated Sejima, describing her desire to create an architecture that allows diverse groups of people to come together to both share and create their own space. By developing the concept of a canopy, Sejima creates a direct connection with the building and the environment, in a similar way that parks connect people with each other and the environment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Starting with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne</a>, Switzerland and conclud...</p> Smiljan Radic: A Rock Star Among Architects Alexander Walter 2014-07-10T13:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T21:36:03-04:00 <img src="" width="495" height="693" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two weeks ago, a translucent pod of glass-reinforced plastic, poised atop enormous sandstone boulders, appeared on a curve of lawn in Kensington Gardens in London. The folly [...] is by the Chilean architect Smiljan Radic, whom the nearby Serpentine Galleries chose to create a temporary structure in its front yard. It is the 14th year that the museum has commissioned a Serpentine Pavilion, always turning to an architect who has not previously built in Britain [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Smiljan Radic unveils egglike 14th Serpentine Pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens Justine Testado 2014-06-24T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:14:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the announcement</a> this past March, Chilean architect Smiljan Radic has unveiled the 14th Serpentine Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery's Kensington Gardens in London. For the past 14 years, the Serpentine Gallery has invited famous architects like Sou Fujimoto, Jean Nouvel, SANAA, and Frank Gehry to design the annual temporary structure for the London Festival of Architecture. Their famous designers aside, the pavilions themselves are a story of their own.</p><p>An eggshell. A "Stone Age spaceship". A cocoon. A deformed donut -- Radic's design for the 14th Serpentine Pavilion is already receiving plenty of colorful descriptions. Supported by massive quarry stones, Radic's pavilion is a fiberglass, semi-transparent hollow shell that will be used to host a variety of social and cultural events and will also include a cafe inside. The pavilion's flooring also features gray wooden decking to make the structure feel more like a patio than a fully enclosed space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Playing on the idea of the f...</p> Sou Fujimoto discusses limbo, dichotomies and nature in his architecture Natalie Hein 2014-04-18T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T21:16:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This past Tuesday, The Architectural League of New York hosted a lecture at Cooper Union by architect Sou Fujimoto, entitled &ldquo;Between Nature and Architecture&rdquo;. Despite the great number of practitioners and students in attendance (almost a full-house), the event felt more like an intimate conversation with the architect, as he shared his unique brand of architectural investigation. Each project he presented helped substantiate his lifelong interest in blurring the boundaries of established architectural conceptions. Fujimoto explained that he is inspired by dissolving such falsely dichotomous themes as: nature and architecture, the house and the city, complexity and simplicity, or inside and outside, in order to examine the new possibilities that exist &ldquo;in between.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The lecture progressed rather linearly, tracing his practice's themes from their conceptual foundation in his &ldquo;younger ideas&rdquo; through to their mature forms. As he talked us through some of his earliest conceptual sketches,...</p> Smiljan Radic to design 14th Serpentine Galleries Pavilion Justine Testado 2014-03-12T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:33:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Chilean architect Smiljan Radic was commissioned by Serpentine Gallery to design the 2014 Serpentine Galleries Pavilion. Designed by big-name architects since 2000, the temporary pavilion has become a major summer attraction in London's Kensington Gardens for the London Festival of Architecture.</p><p>Reflective of Radic's past works, his design for the pavilion is a semi-transparent, shell-like "pod" that will serve as a multi-functional public space and venue.<br><br>Read on for more details about the project:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Occupying a footprint of some 350 square metres on the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery, plans depict a semi-translucent, cylindrical structure, designed to resemble a shell, resting on large quarry stones. Radic&rsquo;s Pavilion has its roots in his earlier work, particularly The Castle of the Selfish Giant, inspired by the Oscar Wilde story, and the Restaurant Mestizo, part of which is supported by large boulders.</p><p>Designed as a flexible, multi-purpose social space with a caf&eacute; sited inside, the Pa...</p> Editor's Picks #347 Nam Henderson 2013-12-24T00:42:00-05:00 >2013-12-29T10:44:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amelia Taylor-Hochberg Editorial Manager for Archinect features BI's inaugural publication, "FREE" in Screen/Print #3. Donna Sink LOVED "the cover of this periodical! So satirical".</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest edition of the <strong>In Focus</strong> series, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect talked to London-based photographer Edward Neumann</a>. He describes himself "<em>an aspiring fine art photographer...I like the &lsquo;art for art&rsquo;s sake&rsquo; school of thought</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect features&nbsp;<strong>BI</strong>'s inaugural publication, "<strong>FREE</strong>" in&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print #3</a>.&nbsp;Donna Sink&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LOVED</a>&nbsp;"<em>the cover of this periodical!&nbsp; So satirical</em>".</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> It's that time of the year again, so we are taking a look back at the year 2013 on Archinect by sharing the most trafficked and popular pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a list of 13 top 13 lists for '13</a>.</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miles Jaffe</a>&nbsp;got excited "<em>Woo Hoo! My images headline #5 and #8!</em>"&nbsp;in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Top 13 Discussions for '13'</a>&nbsp;while in response to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Top 13 Lecture Posters for '13'</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harold-Sprague Solie</a>&nbsp;argued "<em>You can really read into each schools methodology and educational philosophies through these posters. It is a shame to see so many of them favorin...</em></p> Artistic leaps give way to baby steps Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-21T20:51:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T19:46:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The leggy damsel with raven hair and Doc Martens to match is unequivocal. ''No,'' she tells the small, freckled boy. ''You can't climb here. Go in there where it's safe.'' [...] But the boy - not recognising her livery - can be forgiven his mistake. To him, the large, gridded edifice that she guards promises infinite climbability. [...] The climbing frame in question is in fact art. It is this summer's Serpentine Pavilion, by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto.</p></em><br /><br /><p> What role should interactivity play in art? Should public opinion decide what is and isn't art? Can good art also have utility? These are a few polemics posed in the <em>Sydney Morning Herald</em> by columnist Elizabeth Farrelly, reacting to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto's&nbsp;</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Gallery</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;Pavilion</a>, featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here on Archinect</a>&nbsp;this past June.</p> <p> These questions have been posed for ages, but as human interaction shifts further into the digital realm, artists and architects have had to adapt to the changing atmosphere of interactivity while also representing it. As Farrelly puts it, "I'd trade all climbability for more beauty and subtlety, any day.&nbsp;Mountains are for climbing. Art should take you somewhere high, airy and new". Is she right to draw the line?</p> Editor's Picks # 319 Nam Henderson 2013-06-11T11:52:00-04:00 >2013-06-11T18:51:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>&nbsp;spoke with Ali Jeevanjee and Ben Anderson from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flux Foundation</a>, an Oakland based organization dedicated to producing large scale public art via a collaborative process. To this end they installed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sidewalk's End at this year&rsquo;s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California, back in April 2013</a>.</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Over at the LA Times Christopher Hawthorne reported on LACMA's unfurled Peter Zumthor's design</a>. Mr. Hawthorne wrote "<em>Still a work in progress, the design is full of gestures that are more speculative, even searching, than fully formed. One crucial element that remains under-developed is how it will feel to walk beneath the museum's raised main floor &mdash; and how the underside of the building will be clad or look as seen from the ground. (In such a large, dark piece of architecture it will be important to keep that space from feeling cave-like.) The plan so far has little to say about landscape architecture</em>".&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gregory Walker</a>&nbsp;had a few questions "<em>is this really any ...</em></p> Sou Fujimoto's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion opens June 8th, first photos by Iwan Baan emerge Archinect 2013-06-04T12:04:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T21:53:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>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 caf&eacute; sited inside - visitors will be encouraged to enter and interact with the Pavilion...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Sou Fujimoto to Design Cloud of Steel for 2013 Serpentine Pavilion Archinect 2013-02-14T11:17:00-05:00 >2013-02-21T10:25:01-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London&rsquo;s Serpentine Gallery has selected Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto to design the 2013 Serpentine Pavilion, a temporary structure open for four months starting in June. Fujimoto&rsquo;s proposal for the Kensington Gardens site continues the architect&rsquo;s exploration of transparent and organically generated forms with a cloud-like structure composed of 20-mm steel poles that intersect and form a delicate linear latticework to shelter a cafe and events space below.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Ai Weiwei the architect Archinect 2012-05-31T17:21:00-04:00 >2012-06-01T21:21:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ai Weiwei will not attend the opening tomorrow of his architectural debut in London. One of the most important artists in the world today, and certainly the most famous Chinese artist, Ai has been under &ldquo;city arrest&rdquo; in Beijing since last year, unable to leave the Chinese capital and under constant surveillance from the Communist Party regime. He is accused of tax avoidance but many suspect his treatment is in retaliation for his outspoken and frequent criticism of the Chinese government.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously in the Archinect News: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Gallery Opens Pavilion (Without Ai Weiwei)</a>.</p> Serpentine Gallery Opens Pavilion (Without Ai Weiwei) Alexander Walter 2012-05-31T16:50:00-04:00 >2012-06-05T23:36:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London, designed by Swiss architects Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, was presented to the press today before it will officially open to the public tomorrow, June 1.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Since Chinese officials had put Ai Weiwei on 'city arrest' in his hometown Beijing, he was not able to attend the ceremony together with his design collaborators Jaques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. Weiwei was however allowed to send a recorded statement: &ldquo;As an artist, I&rsquo;m always very interested in putting art, design, architecture and social change together&thinsp;...&thinsp;to give new possibilities.&rdquo;</em></p> <p> <em>For a detailed conceptual description by Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei, check out this <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previous Bustler post</a>.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>All photographs above: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 Designed by Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei &copy; Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei (Photo &copy; 2012 Iwan Baan)</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>All drawings and renderings above: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012, designed by Herzog &amp; de Meuron &amp; Ai Weiwei &copy; 2012, by Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei</em></p> First Images of the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei Alexander Walter 2012-05-07T20:14:00-04:00 >2012-05-28T01:11:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's Serpentine Gallery just released plans for the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion designed by Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. This summer's pavilion, the twelfth commission in the gallery&rsquo;s annual series, will be open to the public from June 1 to October 14, 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Let us know what you think about this year's pavilion design in the comment section below. You can also re-read reactions to the initial announcement of the design team <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Bird's Nest Collaborators, Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron, selected for 2012 Serpentine Archinect 2012-02-07T10:42:00-05:00 >2012-05-07T20:21:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei collaboration &ndash; the 12th pavilion &ndash; breaks the mould of the sequence so far as the criterion for the commission had been for an architect not to have built in England. But Herzog &amp; de Meuron are also deeply engaged in the art world, having built the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis and the de Young Museum in San Francisco. They are currently working on art museums in New York, Miami and Kolkata.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Piet Oudolf's garden at the Serpentine Gallery pavilion Paul Petrunia 2011-07-01T00:45:29-04:00 >2011-07-01T10:39:14-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="566" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>So who did Zumthor call upon to provide the garden, the green hortus at the centre of his conclusus? Piet Oudolf, of course, foremost exponent of the new perennials movement, a low-key Dutchman with the build of a rugby player who has practically cornered the market in high profile planting projects: the Lurie Garden at Chicago&rsquo;s Millennium Park, New York&rsquo;s Battery Park and the wildly popular High Line are among his best known works.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Peter Zumthor’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens this Friday Alexander Walter 2011-06-29T13:29:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T18:53:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Peter Zumthor's first completed building in the UK opens this Friday, July 1: the 2011 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. The concept for this year&rsquo;s Pavilion is the hortus conclusus, a contemplative room, a garden within a garden. One enters the building from the lawn and begins the transition into the central garden, a place abstracted from the world of noise and traffic and the smells of London &ndash; an interior space within which to sit, to walk, to observe the flowers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Peter Zumthor-designed Serpentine Gallery Pavilion opens this week Alexander Walter 2011-06-27T17:53:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T18:53:40-04:00 <img src="" width="200" height="157" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While Norman Foster and David Chipperfield issue pitiless streams of press releases about their fabulous projects, wins, achievements, awards, honours, Zumthor does not cultivate journalists. On the contrary, he tends to be ever so slightly disobliging to reporters.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Take a first look at this year's Serpentine Pavilion on <em>The Telegraph</em>'s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YouTube channel</a>.</p> Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010 by Jean Nouvel Opens this Sunday Paul Petrunia 2010-07-07T14:12:00-04:00 >2012-09-27T11:48:10-04:00 <img src="" width="436" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> This year&mdash;the Serpentine&rsquo;s 40th Anniversary&mdash;the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. This 2010 Pavilion is the 10th commission in the Gallery&rsquo;s annual series. It will be the architect&rsquo;s first completed building in the UK. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></p> Jean Nouvel picked for 10th Serpentine pavilion Paul Petrunia 2010-03-22T20:15:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:56:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The design for the 2010 Pavilion is a contrast of lightweight materials and dramatic metal cantilevered structures. The entire design is rendered in a vivid red that, in a play of opposites, contrasts with the green of its park setting. In London the colour reflects the iconic British images of traditional telephone boxes, post boxes and London buses.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Serpentine Gallery press release:</em><br><br><strong>Jean Nouvel commissioned to design 10th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion</strong></p><p>5 July &ndash; 20 October 2010</p><p>In its 40th anniversary year, the Serpentine Gallery is delighted to announce that the 10th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is being designed by world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. This year&rsquo;s Pavilion is the 10th commission in the Gallery&rsquo;s annual series, the world&rsquo;s first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind. It will be the architect&rsquo;s first completed building in the UK.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Pavilion commission has become an international site for architectural experimentation and follows a long tradition of Pavilions by some of the world&rsquo;s greatest architects. The immediacy of the commission &ndash; a maximum of six months from invitation to completion &ndash; provides a unique model worldwide.</p><p>The design for the 2010 Pavilion is a contrast of lightweight materials and dramatic metal cantilevered structures. The entire design is rendered in a vivid red that, in a pl...</p> SANAA's Serpentine Unveiled Paul Petrunia 2009-07-08T17:57:00-04:00 >2014-06-11T14:05:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This morning, the press viewing took place for this year&rsquo;s Serpentine Pavilion, the temporary summer cafe and event space commissioned annually by the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AJ</a><br><br><img src=""></p> Gehry Reveals his Serpentine Paul Petrunia 2008-03-25T16:48:00-04:00 >2014-06-11T14:10:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion series, now entering its ninth year, is the world&rsquo;s first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind, and is one of the most anticipated events in the international design calendar.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Is April Fool's Day coming early this year? If not, my theory is that UPS dropped the model in transit and tried to fix it themselves.</p><p><em>The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008 will give London the first example of Frank Gehry&rsquo;s spectacular architecture. The highly articulated structure &ndash; designed and engineered in collaboration with Arup &ndash; comprises large timber planks and multiple glass planes that soar and swoop at different angles to create a dramatic multi-dimensional space. Part-amphitheatre, part-promenade, these seemingly random elements will make a transformative place for reflection and relaxation by day, and discussion and performance by night.</em></p><p><img alt="image" name="image" src=""><br><br><img alt="image" name="image" src=""><br><br><img alt="image" name="image" src=""><br><br><em>Frank Gehry said: &ldquo;The Pavilion is designed as a wooden timber structure that acts as an urban street running from the park to the existing Gallery. Inside the Pavilion, glass canopies are hung from the wooden structure to protect the interior from wind and rain and provide for shade during sunny days. The Pavilion is much like an amphith...</em></p> Serpentine "Pre-Pavilion" Images Geoff Manaugh 2007-07-11T11:32:00-04:00 >2014-06-11T13:48:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The first images of Zaha Hadid's Serpentine Gallery "pre-pavilion" are now available at <a href=";storycode=3091134&amp;c=1&amp;encCode=000000000135118b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Design</a>.<br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""></p> Serpentine Pavilion Eliasson/Thorsen John Jourden 2007-04-25T11:53:00-04:00 >2012-05-08T19:05:26-04:00 <br><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Serpentine Gallery</a></p> <p> has images of the collaboration pavilion by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kjetil Thorsen</a>'s 2007 Pavilion. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">via </a> l <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previous</a></p> Serpentine Pavilion Becomes Collaborative Event? John Jourden 2007-03-19T16:12:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T21:08:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It was announced last week that artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson</a> and Norwegian architect Kjetil Thorsen, of the architectural firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>, will collaborate to create the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2007 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion</a>. Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones said, &ldquo;The Serpentine Gallery architectural commission is taking a step into the future by expanding the design team to include a visual artist, a format that began last year with the collaboration of Rem Koolhaas, Cecil Balmond, and artist Thomas Demand. This will bring an extra dimension to the project.&rdquo; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ArtForum</a></p> A Serpentine Coil Javier Arbona 2006-08-22T01:42:00-04:00 >2012-05-08T19:05:02-04:00 <br><p> The Bloomberg news service casts a questioning eye on the Serpentine gallery and says: <a href=";sid=anjqKEbq28Z0&amp;refer=home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Gallery Seeks to Stay Edgy With Bubble, Talk-a-Thon</a> | <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hot Air and Architecture</a></p> Serpentine Pavilion 24 Hour Marathon Ludwig 2006-07-28T10:23:00-04:00 >2012-05-08T19:04:17-04:00 <br><p> Tonight is the first of two 24 hour sessions where Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist interview over 50 people. More info and the full list of participants inside &gt;&gt;<br> FRIDAY 28 JULY<br> 6pm - 9pm<br> Ken Adam / David Adjaye / Brian Eno / Zaha Hadid / Charles Jencks / Hanif Kureishi / Ken Loach / Tim O'Toole / Yinka Shonibare<br><br> 9pm - 12am<br> Michael Clark / Tony Elliott / David Greene and Sam Hardingham / Susan Hiller / Tim Newburn / Tom McCarthy<br><br> SATURDAY 29 JULY<br> 12am - 3am<br> Ron Arad / Marcus du Sautoy / Pedro Ferreira / Roger Hiorns / Olivia Plender / Peter Saville / Richard Wentworth / Jane and Louise Wilson / Cerith Wyn Evans<br><br> 3am - 6am<br> Abake / Shumon Basar and Marcus Miessen / Anat Ben-David / Sophie Fiennes / Russell Haswell / Damien Hirst / Ant Genn<br><br> 6am - 9am<br> Zygmunt Bauman / Ryan Gander / Gilbert and George / Iain Sinclair / Caruso St John<br><br> 9am - 12pm<br> Eleanor Bron / Mark Cousins / Giles Deacon and Katie Grand / Patrick Keiller / Isaac Julien / Doreen Massey / Mary Midgley<br><br> 12p...</p> Serpentine Blows Javier Arbona 2006-07-18T18:25:00-04:00 >2012-05-08T19:04:53-04:00 <br><p> Couldn't resist the dumb pun, just to draw your attention to new photographs of this year's Serpentine Pavillion. We have some interesting <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">detailing</a> in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this</a> set by our blogger, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Daniel.</a> More in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">flickr pool</a>... <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a> | <a href=";type=full&amp;search=serpentine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In the Gallery</a></p>