Sou Fujimoto : Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 Paperback / softback
by Niklas Maak
Edited by Melissa Larner, Rebecca Lewin, Sophie O'Brien
The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 is designed by award-winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto (born 1971)--the thirteenth and, at 41, youngest architect to accept the invitation to design a temporary structure for the Serpentine Gallery.
The Serpentine's past pavilions have included designs by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei (2012), Frank Gehry (2008), the late Oscar Niemeyer (2003) and Zaha Hadid (2000).
Inspired by organic structures such as forests, nests and caves, Fujimoto's buildings inhabit a space between nature and artificiality.
Fujimoto's pavilion is a delicate, latticed structure of steel poles--lightweight and semi-transparent in appearance--that allows it to blend, cloudlike, into the landscape and against the classical backdrop of the Gallery's colonnaded East wing.
It is designed as a flexible, multipurpose social space.
This volume documents the project.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 96 pages, 68 colour, 10 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
- Publication Date: 18/06/2013
- Category: Individual architects & architectural firms
- ISBN: 9783863354084