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Blurring the boundaries: Sou Fujimoto’ pavilion at London’s Serpentine

“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.”

Sou Fujimoto

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 Designed by Sou Fujimoto

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 Designed by Sou Fujimoto Indicative CGI © Sou Fujimoto Architects

In its 13th annual pavilion exhibition, the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Hyde Park has invited star architect Sou Fujimoto to realize his vision of a space that blurs the boundaries between architecture and nature.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 Designed by Sou Fujimoto

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 Designed by Sou Fujimoto © Sou Fujimoto Architects Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

Covering over 3000 square feet, the cloud like steel structure on the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery will serve as cafe and seating area for visitors to the park.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 Designed by Sou Fujimoto

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 Designed by Sou Fujimoto © Sou Fujimoto Architects Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

The lattice like structure appears at once grounded and transparent, allowing passers by a glimpse of the Gallery’s East Wing as it almost mimics its shape.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 Designed by Sou Fujimoto © Sou Fujimoto Architects Image

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 Designed by Sou Fujimoto © Sou Fujimoto Architects Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

The pavilion will remain open until October 20, allowing Modenus to visit the space when we’re in London with BlogTour from September 18-23.

 

 

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