"The inspiration started from the beautiful surroundings.
I was so impressed by the beautiful green surroundings, so I tried to create in this green environment something between nature and architecture, tried to create a transparent structure that melts into the background.
The grid itself is quite straight, rigid and quite artificial. But when you have such a huge amount, it becomes more like an organic cloud-like or forest-like structure.”
The Serpentine Pavilion 2007 is a spectacular and dynamic building. The timber-clad structure resembles a spinning top and brings a dramatic vertical dimension to the more usual single-level pavilion. A wide spiralling ramp makes two complete turns, ascending from the Gallery’s lawn to the seating area and continuing upwards, culminating at the highest point in a view across Kensington Gardens and down into the chamber below.
Sou Fuhjimoto’s Serpentine Pavilion design @SerpentineUK is truly breathtaking. The lightweight, steel structure is delicately latticed with white and transparent elements that render it almost cloud-like.