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Digital Cloud at The Serpentine

Published by on 5/06/13

Every year since 2000, a different architect has been commissioned to create a temporary Pavilion at Kensington Gardens over the summer.

41 year old Sou Fujimoto, a Tokyo based architect is the youngest to accept the challenge and, yesterday alongside The Serpentine Gallery directors Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist, unveiled the low-lying ‘Digital Cloud’.

Somewhat inspired by the affinity Japan has with nature, it is a light and airy structure, assembled from hundreds of 20mm-wide steel poles, creating a digital matrix like grid. The Serpentine Gallery directors see this years design as an apt representation of one of this years themes – the generation of artists born in or after 1989 and raised in the digital age.

Until October 20th Fujimoto’s structure can be visited, including a host of events such as the annual fundraiser party, music, screenings and lectures, ending with a marathon of talks on the closing weekend.

1 Comment

  • Alejandra V. Albert says:

    Widely acknowledged as one of the most important architects coming to prominence worldwide, Sou Fujimoto is the leading light of an exciting generation of architects who are re-inventing our relationship with the built environment. Inspired by organic structures, such as the forest, Fujimoto’s signature buildings inhabit a space between nature and artificiality. Fujimoto has completed the majority of his buildings in Japan, with commissions ranging from the domestic such as Final Wooden House, T House and House N, to the institutional such as the Musashino Art Museum and Library at Musashino Art University.

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