The Serpentine Gallery recently opened the Serpentine Pavilion as part of the Summer House series in Kensington Gardens. The pavilion is joined by four other Summer Houses that will be on display for free to the public until 9th October.
The Serpentine Gallery is one of London’s contemporary art galleries that have presented exhibitions of 2,263 artists over the past 45 years. Currently as part of their Summer House series the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has designed a 25spm Summer House that is supposed to resemble an “unzipped wall”.
The three-dimensional space looks like stacked bricks, but rather than using clay bricks or stone walls the structure has been designed with pultruded fiberglass frames stacked on top of one another. The frames allow natural light to flow through the boxes and for light and shadows to fill the cave.
The cave-like space is used in the day as a café and venue for free family activities, but by night is used by musicians, writers and artists who perform as part of the Serpentine’s Park Nights programme.