19.11.13

| Architecture | A Transparent Terrain

Fujimoto Sou was invited to create the 13th Serpetine Gallery Pavilion. His latticework structure dominated 350 square-metres in front of the Serpentine Gallery and looked like a transparent cubist cloud formation.

Thanks to Hiro's sensitive capturing of light, I am able to share some views the temporary structure with you.

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"For the 2013 Pavilion I propose an architectural landscape: a transparent terrain that encourages people to interact with and explore the site in diverse ways. Within the pastoral context of Kensington Gardens, I envisage the vivid greenery of the surrounding plant life woven together with a constructed geometry. A new form of environment will be created, where the natural and the man-made merge; not solely architectural nor solely natural, but a unique meeting of the two". 

Sou Fujimoto

Links: |Serpentine Galleries|Sou Fujimoto Wikipedia|

Thank you Hiro for the lovely photos!

3 comments:

  1. The pictures are lovely but Sou Fujimoto recently came under fire for boasting about not paying his interns. That is why, out of moral considerations, I abstain from making him any kind of further publicity (like liking his stuffs on blogs etc.). I am a little bit disappointed to see "his" work on Worshipblues, the blog of the well and honestly designed products. Sorry, do not intend to spark a debate, but this is something I thought I needed to share.

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    1. Hello! Thank you for your honest opinion and debate is a good thing. Many people do not agree with this attitude towards unpaid interns and yet many interns would grab a chance at a placement with him regardless of it being unpaid. There is no easy answer.

      However, I can say that I chose to show these pictures because I like the photos that my husband took and I appreciate his skill in taking night time light shots more than I do Sou's work to be honest. All the best!

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  2. The light looks very impressive through such a fragile looking structure.

    Buckets & Spades

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