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The Danish architectural wunderkind Bjarke Ingels has released the first renderings of the summer gallery pavilion “Serpentine”. Typical for the style of Ingles, the pavilion will have a complex structure which seems to be open, evolving from a straight line in the three-dimensional space.
The pavilion at the London gallery which is used for summer art activities is one of the most interesting and prestigious architectural challenges in the world.
The idea of Bjarke’s company BIG is to explore the concept of opposites. This will be achieved by the fluid, rigorous, modular, yet sculptural form of the pavilion which is simultaneously transparent and opaque. The pavilion will be made with fiberglass frames placed as cascades in order to get a sculptural form, while the other side will be straight. In this way, the pavilion gives the illusion as if it is an open, unzipped wall.
Going inside the structure, visitors will feel like walking through an illuminated cave, lit by the fiberglass frames and other transparent materials that will be used for the construction. The construction gives a different appearance from every angle of the structure, creating dynamic and interactive space for visitors.
(Image Credits: BIG)