The internationally renowned Japanese architect, Sou Fujimoto, has been the author of the new installation at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park, London, as a a site-specific temporary commission. Fujimoto accepted the invitation to create this structure, being the youngest architect designing such pavilion. Fujimoto’s installation occupies 350sqm in front of the Serpentine Gallery, and has been built with 2mm light steel poles. There is a big contrast between the geometric design and the surrounding natural space of the London Kesington Gardens. Such fact creates an attractive and unique environment, where architecture and nature play an important role while interacting with the public. On the other hand, the pavilion seems to merge with the classical architecture of the Serpentine Gallery and with the visitors around it. As Fujimoto described, It is a really fundamental question how architecture is different from nature, or how architecture could be part of nature, or how they could be merged…what are the boundaries between nature and artificial things. Moreover, such project is not only a two-dimension piece, but it has become an entire extraordinary building, with different levels of glass surface. Have a look at the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD4S1jFf_Pw From Beyond Arting we are certainly amazed by the extraordinary project. Have a good week!
By Beyond Arting team | Published 8 July, 2013