The Floating Cloud…Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013

Posted: June 20, 2013 in Architecture
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 Designed by Sou Fujimoto © Sou Fujimoto Architects  Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013
Designed by Sou Fujimoto, © Sou Fujimoto Architects
Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

This year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is designed by Sou Fujimoto. It is a delicate, 3-D structure composed of fine white steel bars, described as a “Floating Cloud”, by the architect himself.

It is an extra-ordinarily simple structure of frames, which is a multi-purpose social space. This “transparent terrain” has different levels which inter-connect, and that is perhaps what intrigues me the most about this pavilion.

The architect has also stayed true to his style of architecture, as the white finishes and frame like structures can be deemed recognisable in his other buildings, such as House N, and also House NA which was a great concept in itself.

Below are a few photographs of the Gallery.

AHouslso click here for a wonderful video where the Japanese architect speaks about his the pavilion. The short clips at the start capture the structure in the most beautiful manner.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 Designed by Sou Fujimoto, © Sou Fujimoto Architects Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013
Designed by Sou Fujimoto, © Sou Fujimoto Architects
Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 Designed by Sou Fujimoto, © Sou Fujimoto Architects

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013
Designed by Sou Fujimoto, © Sou Fujimoto Architects

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 Designed by Sou Fujimoto, © Sou Fujimoto Architects Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013
Designed by Sou Fujimoto, © Sou Fujimoto Architects
Image © 2013 Iwan Baan

 

For more detailed information on this year’s Serpentine Gallery, click on the link below:

http://www.serpentinegallery.org/2013/02/sou_fujimoto_to_design_serpentine_gallery_pavilion_2013.html

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