TQ2679 : Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013

taken 6 years ago, near to Kensington, Kensington And Chelsea, Great Britain

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013
This photo illustrates the architect's statement which includes:
"From certain vantage points the fragile cloud of the pavilion appears to merge with the classical structure of the Serpentine Gallery, its visitors suspended in the space between architecture and nature."
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013
This year the temporary tea pavilion was designed by 41 year old Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. It is a structure of white steel rods forming cubes. The "roof" is a set of circular transparent disks set inside the cubic lattice - presumably they overlap so that rain does not fall through. [Edit: after some rainy days - apparently the rain does drip through and the staff told me they use umbrellas inside.] There are glass steps, platforms and seats such that visitors can climb up onto the structure inside or outside. Although it looks like a climbing frame, children are dissuaded from climbing where there are no platforms.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 15 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2679 7998 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.2724N 0:10.4751W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2682 7996
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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