Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016: Bjarke Ingels’ summer house unveiled
Every year, the Serpentine Gallery has an artist/architect design their temporary pavilion, past contributors including Ai Weiwei, Zaha Hadid, and Oscar Niemeyer.
Bjarke Ingels – founder of the architectural group Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) – designed this year’s piece, which has finally been unveiled to the world.
Described by Ingels as “both transparent and opaque, both solid box and blob”, the piece consists of hundreds of fibreglass frames, piled upon each other to create a curved, distorted wall. Looking at the pavilion straight on it appears as a rectangle, yet side on reveals the true nature of the curved structure.
A view from inside Bjarke Ingels’ ‘seemingly incompatible’ installation (Rex)
“We liked this idea that, quite often, interesting things happen when you change seemingly incompatible elements and you combine them into a new hybrid – we call it BIGamy!” Ingels told Dezeen.
The gallery is located outside the Serpentine gallery, itself located in London’s Kensington Gardens. You can visit the gallery between the 10 June and 9 October.