Danish architecture practice BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group have participated in the annual Serpentine Pavilion, this year being focussed on summerhouses. As part of the 16th pavilion, Serpentine Galleries set a brief for four architects each to design a 25sqm summerhouse. BIG architects pavilion is the star of the show, which looks much larger than the 25sqm brief set to the other architectural practices. Their brief was to house a café by day and events by night. COS collaborated in hosting the Serpentine Park nights inside the Bjarke Ingels pavilion with art, architecture, music, film, literature and dance.
The structure was designed and inspired by the idea of the brick. BIG architects created an inspired and imposing structure made from fibreglass, aluminium and wood. I visited this pavilion on a hot summers day, it was pretty impressive. As the light changes throughout the day the pavilion creates a beautiful light. This hypnotic form looks totally different from each angle and tent like from the inside. I sat outside on a Palissade chair designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, with a glass of wine and a ‘detox’ salad box gazing at the structure and peoples reactions to it. There was a general sense of awe and intrigue which was pretty much how I felt too.
The exhibition runs until 9th October 2016, I recommend it highly, it’s so impressive to see and inspirational.
more info http://serpentine pavilion