Thursday, 9 June 2016

Thursday 9th June: Serpentine Architecture Programme

Pavillion designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Summer House designed by Kunlé Adeyemi

Summer House designed by Barkow Leibinger

Summer House designed by Asif Khan

Summer House designed by Yona Friedman

This year the Serpentine Summer Pavillion comes with bonus tenders in the form of four Summer houses which make up a complete Architecture Programme.  The annual showcase has extended the commission for these four extra designs to be inspired by the Queen Caroline's Temple, nearby in Kensington Gardens.  The architects are chosen to give them an opportunity to build their first structure in the UK and for the talents aged between 36 and 93 this must have been an incredible project!
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) 300 metre square structure is based on the basics of a brick wall, but each block is a fibreglass frame, stacked on top of each other to look like the wall has been unzipped.  The inside space will be a cafe during the day and events space in the evening all throughout the Summer till early October.  During this time the adjacent Summer houses will offer extra space for shelter and relaxation with Kunlé Adeyemi's upholstered blocks and Barkow Leibinger's loops,  quils and plywood paisley patterns.  

Head over to the site to view the complete schedule of events in the "Park Nights" series.

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