| 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!


  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.

    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!

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

    Buckets & Spades


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