Way back in late February, we told you that the Japanese firm SANAA, a duo consisting of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, had landed the highly coveted commission to design this year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London. Now the first peek has been released of what it’s going to look like, along with some words from SANAA about what exactly they wanted to say with their “wavy glass on sticks” pavilion (that’s a totally unfairly-boring description, but it was the best we could think of at the moment). Here’s a bit from the two, found on Bustler, who have a much larger photo and the rest of the scoop:
The pavilion is floating aluminum, drifting freely between the trees like smoke. 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 views to extend uninterrupted across the park and encouraging access from all sides.