london: serpentine galleries pavilion 2014

© serpentine galleries / photography: iwan baan

today, serpentine galleries' fourteenth summer pavilion opened to the public. created by smiljan radić, the temporary pavilion is situated outside the renowned art venue's entrance in kensington gardens and occupies a footprint of some 541 sqm. [5,823 sq.ft.] and comprises a semi-translucent, cylindrical structure which rests on large quarry stones. the chilean architect's creation has its roots in his earlier work, particularly the studio model for the castle of the selfish giant, inspired by the oscar wilde story, and the restaurant mestizo, part of which is supported by large boulders. designed as a flexible, multi-purpose social space with a café inside, the pavilion will entice visitors to enter and interact with it in different ways. on friday nights, between the months of july and september, it'll host the serpentine galleriespark nights series, in which eight site-specific events bring together art, poetry, music, film, literature and theory, and include three new commissions by emerging artists lina lapelyte,hannah perry and heather phillipson [open through oct 19]. location: serpentine galleries, hyde park [kensington].

© serpentine galleries / photography: iwan baan