Serpentine Summer Pavilion 2018, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Frida Escobedo, 2018.
|:||View from north. Serpentine Summer Pavilion 2018, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Frida Escobedo, 2018.|
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|:||Serpentine Summer Pavilion 2018|
|:||Serpentine Summer Pavilion 2018, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Frida Escobedo, 2018.|
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|:||Escobedo’s Serpentine Summer pavilion outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London is a secluded courtyard framed by latticed walls made from grey concrete roofing tiles. The architect stacked the UK-manufactured tiles in an alternating pattern to create a celosía – a type of perforated wall common in Mexican architecture. The concrete tile walls frame a rectangular courtyard – another common feature of Mexican residential architecture. The courtyard features a triangular pool of water in one corner and is partially covered by a curving mirrored ceiling that creates distorted reflections of the walls and the people passing within them. Escobedo is the 18th architect commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion in London, an annual commission by the Serpentine Gallery that offers architects the opportunity to complete their first building in the UK|
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