Imagine a world where buildings don’t exist. A place with no rustic cottages nor gleaming skyscrapers, no classicism nor modernism, no preconceived idea of what a house or an office block should be. How would we make spaces from scratch if anything was possible?
The 2019 edition of the annual Serpentine Pavilion comission in London’s Kensington Gardens has been completed. Designed by Japanese architect and artist Junya Ishigami, the pavilion comprises a large, sweeping roof form tiled with shards of dark slate. The roof rests on a thicket of slender poles.