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Chilean Architect Smiljan Radic Awarded 2014 Serpentine Pavilion

17 March, 2014

-By Holly O'Dell


The Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens has invited Chilean architect Smiljan Radic to design the 14th annual temporary summer pavilion on the building’s lawn. Designed to resemble a shell, the cylindrical fiberglass structure appears to float above the landscape as it rests on large quarry stones. Its interior is organized around an empty patio and features a café. At night, amber light will illuminate the semi-translucent volume, which appears to float above the landscape.


Copyright Smiljan Radic Studio/Courtesy of Serpentine Gallery


“The Serpentine 2014 Pavilion is part of the history of small romantic constructions seen in parks or large gardens, the so-called follies, which were hugely popular from the end of the 16th century to the start of the 19th,” Radic said in a statement.

The pavilion, open from June 26 to October 19, will act as a flexible, multipurpose space for visitors, art commissions, and special events.




Chilean Architect Smiljan Radic Awarded 2014 Serpentine Pavilion

17 March, 2014


The Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens has invited Chilean architect Smiljan Radic to design the 14th annual temporary summer pavilion on the building’s lawn. Designed to resemble a shell, the cylindrical fiberglass structure appears to float above the landscape as it rests on large quarry stones. Its interior is organized around an empty patio and features a café. At night, amber light will illuminate the semi-translucent volume, which appears to float above the landscape.


Copyright Smiljan Radic Studio/Courtesy of Serpentine Gallery


“The Serpentine 2014 Pavilion is part of the history of small romantic constructions seen in parks or large gardens, the so-called follies, which were hugely popular from the end of the 16th century to the start of the 19th,” Radic said in a statement.

The pavilion, open from June 26 to October 19, will act as a flexible, multipurpose space for visitors, art commissions, and special events.

 


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