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’s Millennium Park, New York’s Battery Park and the wildly popular High Line are among his best known works. — telegraph.co.uk
Peter Zumthor's first completed building in the UK opens this Friday, July 1: the 2011 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. The concept for this year’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 – an interior space within which to sit, to walk, to observe the flowers. — bustler.net
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. — telegraph.co.uk
This year—the Serpentine’s 40th Anniversary—the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. This 2010 Pavilion is the 10th commission in the Gallery’s annual series. It will be the architect’s first completed building in the UK. Bustler
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.
Serpentine Gallery press release:Jean Nouvel commissioned to design 10th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion5 July – 20 October 2010In 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...
This morning, the press viewing took place for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, the temporary summer cafe and event space commissioned annually by the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London. AJ
The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion series, now entering its ninth year, is the world’s first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind, and is one of the most anticipated events in the international design calendar.
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.The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008 will give London the first example of Frank Gehry’s spectacular architecture. The highly articulated structure – designed...
It was announced last week that artist Olafur Eliasson and Norwegian architect Kjetil Thorsen, of the architectural firm Snøhetta, will collaborate to create the 2007 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones said, “The Serpentine Gallery architectural...
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 >> FRIDAY 28 JULY 6pm - 9pm Ken Adam / David Adjaye / Brian Eno / Zaha Hadid / Charles Jencks / Hanif Kureishi / Ken Loach...
Couldn't resist the dumb pun, just to draw your attention to new photographs of this year's Serpentine Pavillion. We have some interesting detailing in this set by our blogger, Chris Daniel. More in the flickr pool... Previously | In the Gallery
The International Herald Tribune recalls the history of the annual Serpentine Gallery Pavillion commission, from the first in 2000 by Zaha Hadid, to this year's design by by Rem Koolhaas and Cecil Balmond. Read | Photos from this year's construction
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