Not only is the artwork of Jeff Koons currently showing at the Serpentine Gallery in London, if you happen to take a stroll right outside, through Kensington Garden, you'll also see a temporary structure created by leading Japanese architects, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. The Pavilion commission is an ongoing program of temporary structures made by internationally-acclaimed architects whose work has not yet been built in England. Last year the architect was Frank Gehry.
Open daily to the public until October 18, 2009, the structure is floating aluminum, resembling “a reflective cloud or a floating pool of water.” The architects describe it this way: “The reflective canopy undulates across the site, expanding the park and sky. Its appearance changes according to the weather, allowing it to melt into the surroundings. It works as a field of activity with no walls, allowing uninterrupted view across the park and encouraging access from all sides. It is a sheltered extension of the park where people can read, relax and enjoy lovely summer days.
"The metal roof structure varies in height, wrapping itself around the trees in the park, reaching up towards the sky and sweeping down almost to the ground in various places. Open and ephemeral in structure, its reflective materials make it sit seamlessly within the natural environment, reflecting both the park and sky around it."
What a beautiful outdoor structure!
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