Serpentine Pavilion Trip 2016

Serpentine Pavilion Trip 2016

Last week the Conran and Partners team headed over to London’s Kensington Gardens to explore this year’s Serpentine Pavilion designed by Danish Architect, Bjarke Ingels. 
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Photography by Jennifer Hunt, Conran and Partners

The pavilion, an elegant, pointed, wall-like structure that unzips itself inviting visitors inside to its igloo-like interior, twisting upwards in a mass of monolithic fibre-glass cubes.
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Photography by Ruggero Corinti, Conran and Partners

Ingels’ pavilion cleverly plays with the beauty of its natural surroundings. Each box frames the lush green landscape as you travel through its curved wooden pathway, allowing you, for a moment, to feel encased within the pavilion without feeling claustrophobic or cut off from the outside. This has also allowed him to play with the ever-changing natural light, creating an almost ethereal and spiritual atmosphere within.
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Photography by Victoria Whenray, Conran and Partners

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Photography by Ruggero Corinti, Conran and Partners

“The idea of trying to create the extraordinary out of the ordinary.” – Bjarke Ingels
Also showcased further into the park were a series of smaller summer houses designed by Kunle Adeyemi, BarkowLeibinger, Yoda Friedman and Asif Khan.
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Photography by Amy Prescott, Conran and Partners

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Photography by Amy Prescott, Conran and Partners