Architecture for the Instagram Generation – the Serpentine Pavilion

Serpentine PavilionHave you taken your photos of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion yet? I have. It’s irresistibly psychedelic, as though the sixties had come back to life in Kensington Gardens. The pavilion may look odd as you walk past it on a sunless day, but go inside when the sun’s shining and you won’t be able to resist getting out the phone and snapping away.  Continue reading

The new Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Serpentine Sackler GalleryLike the title says, this post is supposed to be about Yannick’s and my visit to the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Kensington Gardens. And it is, really. It’s just that some cherry blossom, yuzu meringue tart, Mashiko Pottery (see the Japanese connection there?) and the Albert Memorial have crept in too. Continue reading

The Serpentine Pavilion Opening Day

Serpentine PavilionThe sun shone on us yesterday at the official opening of the new Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in Hyde Park as people climbed over, scrambled under and generally took possession of Sou Fujimoto’s amazing floating structural grid. There was a summer party atmosphere, especially among those lucky folk who had got tickets for Fujimoto’s sell-out talk. Naturally, I was one of them. Continue reading