9.29.2015

summertime serpentine


As September draws to a close I've been reminiscing about some of my favourite things to do on those rare occasions when the sun is shining in London, and my recent trip to the Serpentine Pavilion proves that sometimes you don't need the rain to enjoy the rainbow.

Each year, for the past 15 years, the Serpentine Galleries have commissioned an architectural practice to create a new temporary pavilion on their lawn in Kensington Gardens. It's fast becoming one of the most anticipated features in the Capital's design calendar, and this year was no exception.

Spanish architectural practice, Selgascano were asked to design the 15th pavilion for the Serpentine, which features a fluid, steel framed structure, covered in a double skin rainbow of translucent ETFE panels and ribbon. Each piece of ETFE is a slightly different colour, representing a different emotional state, the colours weave into one another as you weave your way around the structure, chasing iridescent reflections and glimpses of coloured silhouettes. When you get to the very center there's even a small cafe, and I can't imagine a more colourful space to enjoy a scoop of ice cream in the last of the summer sun.

The pavilion is open to the public until the 18th of October, and I would definitely recommend a trip if you happen to be in the area enjoying London's Indian summer.

64 comments:

  1. This looks amazing wish I could experience it myself. Since I can't thanks for the great photos

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  2. This looks great, I'd definitely look in to visiting it. xx

    Julie
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  3. Loved this post, you always brighten up my evenings! Xx



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  4. This looks absolutely amazing, it sounds it as well. Definitely going to have to check it out before it finishes.

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  5. Looks amazing!
    Dora
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  6. Great post and interesting!!
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  7. This is incredible! I can't believe I've never heard of this - what a different and interesting place to visit!

    Musings & More

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  8. This looks amazing, thanks for putting up pictures for those who couldn't be there :)

    Gabrielle Isabella x

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  9. Very cool! I love the angles & the vibrant colors. Summertime Serpentine sounds fun indeed. :]

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  10. This pavilion looks incredible, I would love to go see it. x

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  11. Wow this is so cool! Love your photos!

    - Cielo
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  12. woahh! insanely eclectic and whimsical! :D

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  13. The place literally looks fun!

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

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  14. "sometimes you don't need the rain to enjoy the rainbow." i love that quote. It's very optimistic of you! And what gorgeous structures these are! I wish we had one of these here in my hometown. :D

    xoxo,
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  15. this looks really so beautiful and amazing :) The colors are so gorgeous and I wish I could see that in reality :)

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  16. Lovely pictures!!

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  17. This place looks amazing and really interesting! Beautiful photos :)

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  18. Woah, it looks incredible!

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  19. What a cool installation! Great pictures

    Laura

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  20. great aesthetics x
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  21. It looks like a great idea! I'd gladly enjoy a cup of coffee or some ice cream in such colorful cafe!

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  22. I'd just like to start of by saying thank you very much for the comment on my blog! I kept seeing photos of this from friends and things and it really intrigues me, it looks amazing and I'd love to visit it, it's nice to know about things going on in London, specially while I'm here to study for another year and a bit x
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  23. "Sometimes you don't need the rain to enjoy the rainbow."

    I love that, and I love Serpentine even more. I can't believe I've never heard of it before, but I'd love to visit it one day.

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  24. amazing post, as always!:) have a good day!

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  25. This is such a cool place!

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  26. Wow! this is beautiful :) lovely pictures xxx

    Rachel - Cake Doesn't Count xx

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  27. Wow! that looks like a lot of fun. Gorgeous pics, btw.
    xox
    Lenya
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  28. What a nice place! I'd like to go there :)

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  29. Great post, I really enjoyed this :)

    Camille xo

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  30. Oh wow, this looks so cool! x

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  31. wooooaaa cute place!!! <3

    xx
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  32. WOW, your posts always make me want to go to London!
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  33. Thanks a lot darling :DD

    OMG, amazing :o seems to be so funny!! I want to visit this place!!!

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  34. Wow- gorgeous pictures!!!! xX

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  35. Wow- gorgeous pictures!!!! xX

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  36. This is such a cool place
    Love it

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  37. This looks so cool, really perfect to take pictures in there ;)
    xx

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  38. this looks amazing, great photos!

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  39. This is so creative and impressive. Lots of fun too!

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  40. this looks amazing !

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  41. Hi dear! You have a fantastic blog, I really like it:)
    Follow each other?
    HAPPY WEEKEND
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  42. So funny place

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
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  43. Nice blog! I love it :)
    I follow you.
    Greetings from Spain

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  44. I like your blog.
    Do you want to follow each other? Follow me and I will follow you with pleasure.
    xoxo

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  45. This seriously looks so cool :-) Btw. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog x

    Lots of Love,
    Nee
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  46. Photos are incredible!
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  47. wow love these photos~

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  48. This is insane! So, so cool (and trippy as well! :P)!

    Raashi
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  49. wow.. This looks amazing. Such beautiful colors.
    Have a great day sweetie!
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    xoxo..

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  50. Wow! This looks amazing! :) xx

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  52. This looks so cool, probably you had loads of fun as well! :)
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  53. This looks amazing!
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  54. Nice post girl :)

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