2011 Serpentine Pavilion

Peter Zumthor Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Peter Zumthor Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Peter Zumthor Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

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.

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