Saturday, 8 October 2011

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

   On 29th of September, I went to Kensington Garden to see this year's Serpentine Gallery pavilion designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor.

It seemed like just a black box from outside.

There was a long corridor all around the building.
When you walk pass the dark corridor....

There was open sky garden inside with lots of sunshine!!

   I really like the contrast of the outside and inside. I think it was very effective that the architect hid the   garden secretly inside the black box. It made the viewers curious about what is inside and increased the beauty of the garden more when they found it.

The garden was a bit too wild compared to general English garden, but I think it goes well with the surrounded building. The building looks like very artificial because of its shape, rectangle, and its colour, black. But when you look closely, it is covered by organic net. I think this wild garden and organic surface related to each other to make the space more comfortable to feel the nature for the viewers.

   The building has no window or modern technique, but it was still a place for people to relax and have a rest. I really enjoyed reading a book and having tea while sitting beside the secret garden.

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