Photos by Walter Herfst
This past weekend the new Serpentine Pavilion opened to the public.
It has been described as a garden within a gardeN, an introspective space with in the city that functions as a sort of communal living room. Although this latest iteration of the Pavilion seems rater somber, I love the impact of the plants agains the shadowy backdrop of the blue/black walls.
Architect Peter Zumthor has described his design saying: “The hortus conclusus that I dream of is enclosed all around and open to the sky. Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting, it turns into a magical place. I think of gardens that I have seen, that I believe I have seen, that I long to see, surrounded by simple walls, columns, arcades or the façades of buildings – sheltered places of great intimacy where I want to stay for a long time.”
Definitely go check it out if you are in London over the summer.