Serpentine Pavilion by Sou Fujimoto

Serpentine Pavilion 2013It is almost impossible to take a less than perfect picture of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion on a perfect summer day. The weather really brings the best out of the structure and how it blends into the surrounding landscape.

“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 detail

The design is a very successful example of adaptable structures with  light and temporary feel but strong skeleton. But a big issues is that it is not suitable for a location in terms of the normal weather conditions of the place. In fact last year’s design by Herzog and De Meuron suffered from the same reason.

 

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