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Sunday, 31 July 2016

The Serpentine Pavilion.


You will find the  Serpentine Art Gallery in  Hyde Park.  Each year an architect is commissioned to build a functional installation outside the gallery known as The Pavilion. This year the Serpentine Pavilion is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group. It is  a wall that transforms from a straight line to a three dimensional  space which becomes a cafe during the day and a space for events in the evening.










Alongside the Pavilion are four Summer Houses designed by four chosen architects. One condition of their choice is that the architects have not yet built a permanent building in the UK. Each of the Summer Houses was inspired by Queen Charlotte's Temple, a classical style 1734 Summer House.





Barcow Leibinger, an American German architectural practice, was inspired by another 18th cent pavilion which rotated and could show 360 deg of the park.













Kumle Adevenu's Summer House is an inverse replica of Queen Caroline's Temple






















Asif Khan, a British architect, was inspired by the fact that Queen Caroline's Temple was positioned in a way that would allow it to catch the sunlight from The Serpentine Lake.

















Designed by Hungerian born French architect Yona Friedman the fourth Summer House takes the form of a modular structure composedof cubes that can be disassembled and assembled in different formations and builds on the architects pioneering project from the 1950s ' Spatial City'.









18 comments:

  1. Some very creative structures.

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  2. Melbourne directly copied London and we have our own temporary pavilion each year. I think they are erecting our fourth now. I find them underwhelming and not very well patronised. I rather like this year's effort at the Serpentine.

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  3. The Gallery I suppose works in some way even if it is mind boggling to and rather hideous to look at as for the Pavilions I feel I should not say what I think other than there were more creative people who were committed to Asylums in the past

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  4. Even if I seem ignorant, I don't like this kind of "architecture" at all !

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  5. Interesting and unusual indeed. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  6. Wow---what a fantastic project. Unbelievable.... Reminds me a little of one of the fancy chapels I have visited in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. What a fascinating creation and to go to the neatest places ~ Great photos and post!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  8. A lot of funny follies. I like the experiment here. Hopefully its get a followup.

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  9. Amazing originality in Architecture. I love the pavilion. What is it made of?

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  10. What an amazing and beautiful gallery.

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  11. Hello, what a wonderful exhibit and creations. The Serpatine Pavilion is cool. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  12. Wonderful art. There is something special about seeing large pieces outdoors like that.

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  13. So interesting and so unusual (the exhibit AND each of the structures). I enjoy outdoor art wherever we find it and would, I'm sure, enjoy temporary outdoor architecture as well.

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  14. Wow, that high rise in your second capture is impressive! And love the Serpentine art gallery:) Too bad Gattina and you didn't meet up - hopefully it wall materialize:)

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  15. Gorgeous installations. I really liked the Pavilion.

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