Serpentine Pavilion trip 2016
Last week the Conran and Partners team headed over to London’s Kensington Gardens to explore this year’s Serpentine Pavilion designed by Danish Architect, Bjarke Ingels.
The pavilion, an elegant, pointed, wall-like structure that unzips itself inviting visitors inside to its igloo-like interior, twisting upwards in a mass of monolithic fibre-glass cubes.
Ingels’ pavilion cleverly plays with the beauty of its natural surroundings. Each box frames the lush green landscape as you travel through its curved wooden pathway, allowing you, for a moment, to feel encased within the pavilion without feeling claustrophobic or cut off from the outside. This has also allowed him to play with the ever-changing natural light, creating an almost ethereal and spiritual atmosphere within.
The idea of trying to create the extraordinary out of the ordinary
Also showcased further into the park were a series of smaller summer houses designed by Kunle Adeyemi, BarkowLeibinger, Yoda Friedman and Asif Khan.
Photography byJennifer Hunt, Ruggero Corinti, Victoria Whenray and Amy Prescott