The Serpentine has been doing these Pavilions for some years and I sadly missed the opening this year but it still looks good.
Not sure how the Pavilion works in the rain and dark but in daylight it looks great - semi transparent as a result of the modular construction it's got a great aesthetic and to my mind fits the environment like a glove.
|Looks neutral and organic|
|Revealing in its transparency|
Summer Houses 1-4
This by Nigerian Architect Kunlé Adeyemi is apparently an inverse replica of adjacent Queen Caroline’s Temple .
|Summer House by Kunle Adayemi|
This one (below) by German architects Barkow Leibinger is (for me) all about the material - wood I couldn't help touching it!
It's constructed with plywood skin on a steel tube frame and has a design that looks great from nearly every angle as well as from up above.
|Lovely curves and geometry by Barkow Leibinger|
This one had for me the Cricket Pavilion thought going even before I saw the design name Asif Khan - again it plays with the way we can look through it.
|Asif Khan design - Somewhere for Cucumber sandwiches and Tea perhaps|
And finally the one that is some ways the 'lightest' of all this by Yona Friedman a veteran French Architect
|Something of the man and his practice in this I'm sure|
and back to the homage to Queen Caroline’s Temple, the Summer House at Kensington for Today's Red
|There's no hiding place|