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The New Serpentine Pavilion 2018

The New Serpentine Pavilion 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I had a bit of free time, so I took this opportunity to go and see the new Serpentine Pavilion in Hyde Park, London. This year's temporary construction was designed by Mexican Architect Frida Escobedo and it draws attention to Mexican domestic architecture, built with British materials. What I love most about this installation is the way you can see through the walls and still have a sense of privacy.

 ©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018  

©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018  

Very well thought out, this pavilion offers shade from sunlight, privacy (you feel like you are in a safe place) and it allows you to see your surroundings at any time through the walls. 

Another interesting fact is that the walls are made of cement roof tiles. This style of wall is called Celosia - a traditional breeze wall (common in Mexican architecture) that lets the air circulate freely through it, thus creating a form of natural ventilation if you will.

 ©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

 ©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

 ©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

 ©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018  

©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018  

Inside this pavilion, there is a whole other atmosphere in the form of a "covered" courtyard. The reflecting elements used here actually help to emphasise the playful game of lights and shadows that happen throughout the day.

The curved roof (or in technical terms - the underside of the canopy) is dressed in mirrored panels, which reflecting the space below and help to create the feeling of space. This is complemented by a triangular pool that reflects the sky, helping visitors to be aware of the passing time of day. I imagine it is quite stunning to be in this space at sunset.

 ©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018  

©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018  

 ©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018 

©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018 

 ©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

 ©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018  

©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018  

 ©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

 ©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

 ©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

 ©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

©Detail Movement Serpentine Pavilion 2018

When you first see the pavilion from afar, it does not look like much, but as with all things in architecture, there is a "hidden jewel" inside. I enjoyed this space more than I thought I would, so I definitely recommend a visit if you have the time. It's on until the 7th of October! Don't miss out on it!

Have you been to the Pavilion already? What did you think of it? Let me know your thoughts below or on our Facebook Page; alternatively, you can always share your experience on Instagram. Just tap @detailmovement and leave your message there. Don't forget to join our tribe and stay up to date with everything (all you have to do is click the picture below).

Until next time,

Raluca x

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