Colour Fusion Experience at the Serpentine Pavilion

Serpentine Pavilion 2015

This year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London’s Hyde Park is designed by up-and-coming Spanish architects José Selgas and Lucía Cano. It follows the footsteps of last year’s less known architect Smiljan Radić. Both works are much more experimental than previous pavilions of well known architects, and the material use plays an important part in the design. Continue reading

Unconventional Serpentine Pavilion 2014

Serpentine Pavilion 2014

This year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London Hyde Park has been praised by the critics for being original and  ambition architectural structure. What makes it also unique is that it is designed by new talent rather than a very established name like in many previous year’s pavilions.  Chilean architect Smiljan Radić is unknown for general public.  Continue reading

The Filling Station

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Architects Carmody Groarke have transformed an abandoned canal-side petrol station into a temporary restaurant and events space

Named the King’s Cross Filling Station, the structure will remain in place for approximately two years before the site is redeveloped to provide housing. Carmody Groarke design a lot of temporary pavilions around London.  Having set out to create a strong ‘sense of place’ in an area of central London that is going through great change, King’s Cross has been working with Carmody Groarke. An architectural identity has been created for the King’s Cross Filling Station, previously a disused petrol station on a part of the site adjacent to York Way and the Regent’s Canal.

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Serpentine Pavilion Goes Underground

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This year’s Serpentine Pavilion was designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. “Taking an archaeological approach, the architects have created a semi-submerged design, drawing on the eleven previous Pavilions as their starting point. Twelve differently-shaped columns, eleven signifying the previous Pavilion designs and one unique to the current Pavilion, support a floating platform roof that collects rainwater and reflects the ever-changing sky. Going beneath the surface reveals an interior clad in cork, chosen for its sensory qualities that echo the excavated earth. Creating a public space that is not quite above or below, earth or sky, this year’s Pavilion will inspire visitors to look beneath the surface and back in time”. Continue reading