Frida Escobedos 2018 Serpentine Pavilion unveiled in London

June 14, 2018 by  
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Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has unveiled this year’s Serpentine Pavilion —a dark and porous envelope that wraps around an inner courtyard with a shallow pool of water. Located on the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens, the temporary summer pavilion is built with walls of concrete roofing tiles stacked together in a staggered formation on steel poles. The open voids in the stacked tile walls give Escobedo’s pavilion a sense of lightness by allowing natural light and views to pass through. At 38, Escobedo is the youngest architect ever tapped for the design of the annual Serpentine Pavilion. She is also the first solo woman selected for the commission since Zaha Hadid , who designed the first pavilion in 2000. For the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion, now in its 18th iteration, Escobedo took inspiration from domestic Mexican architecture and British materials. An enclosed courtyard —a common feature in Mexican houses—forms the heart of the pavilion, which comprises two rectangular volumes set on a north axis in a nod to the Prime Meridian, a global standard for time and geographic distance. In contrast, the outer walls of the pavilion are aligned with the Serpentine Gallery’s east facade. Escobedo designed lattice-like walls of British-made cement roof tiles that take inspiration from Mexico’s traditional breeze walls, known as celosia. The mirrored underside of the canopy and the triangular pool on the ground reflect the movement of light and shadow to heighten visitors’ awareness of their surroundings. Related: Diébédo Francis Kéré’s rainwater-harvesting 2017 Serpentine Pavilion unveiled in London today “My design for the Serpentine Pavilion 2018 is a meeting of material and historical inspirations inseparable from the city of London itself and an idea which has been central to our practice from the beginning: the express of time in architecture through inventive use of everyday materials and simple forms,” Escobedo said. “For the Pavilion, we have added the materials of light and shadow, reflection and refraction, turning the building into a timepiece that charts the passage of the day.” The Serpentine Pavilion opens June 15 and will run until October 7, 2018. + Frida Escobedo Photography © 2018 Iwan Baan

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SelgasCano unveils colorful chrysalis-like designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

March 26, 2015 by  
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Spanish architects Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano of SelgasCano just unveiled designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, a temporary summer structure to be built in London’s Kensington Gardens. Commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries , SelgasCano’s colorful chrysalis-like design is characteristic of their other playful nature-inspired works. The bold structure will be made from layers of plastic fabric and multicolored webbing to create the effect of a kaleidoscope of stained glass from the inside. Read the rest of SelgasCano unveils colorful chrysalis-like designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ETFE , kensington gardens , labyrinth , London , maze , multicolored pavilion , pavilion , plastic fabric , Selgascano , Serpentine Galleries , Serpentine Pavilion , webbing

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Spanish architects SelgasCano chosen to design the 15th annual Serpentine Pavilion

December 4, 2014 by  
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2015 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Serpentine Pavilion commission ; one of the most famous architectural and design honors on the planet. Many of the world’s most renowned architects have created a temporary summer pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery – and it has just been announced that next year’s pavilion will be designed by Spanish architects SelgasCano . Known for their playful design and love of color, the award-winning studio , comprised of José Selgas and Lucía Cano, draws upon forms and textures found in nature to create buildings that bridge the gap between architecture and the natural world. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Spanish architects SelgasCano chosen to design the 15th annual Serpentine Pavilion Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: color , José Selgas , José Selgas and Lucía Cano , London , London Serpentine Gallery , london uk , Lucía Cano , natural , natural architecture , natural light , Nature , playful design , Royal Garden , Royal Gardens , Selgas Cano , Selgascano , Serpentine Galleries , serpentine gallery , Serpentine Pavilion , serpentine pavillion , Spanish , spanish architecture

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Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei’s Sparkling 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens Tomorrow!

May 31, 2012 by  
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A Marathon of Talks About Gardens at Serpentine Gallery

October 11, 2011 by  
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Photo: serpentine gallery Stefano Boeri, Vertical Forest, Milan It’s an orgy, of sorts. Two days straight of talk about gardens from all kinds of architects, landscapers, gardeners,scientists, and philosophers. Held annually for the past 6 years at the Serpentine, it’s particularly fitting this year that the theme should be gardens since it is being held in

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Serpentine Gallery Architect and Landscaper Converse

September 12, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter In plein air, the architect Peter Zumthor and the garden designer Piet Oudolf discussed their joint project: the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion . Each summer for the past eleven years, the Serpentine Gallery commissions a different architect to design a pavilion on the adjacent park lands. The flowers in the garden were in glorious autumn bloom and the temporary building served as a frame for them. The two men spoke about its conception to a rapt audience in t… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Alvaro Siza’s Solar-Powered Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Illuminated by Polycarbonate Panels

August 11, 2011 by  
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