Steel pipes might not seem like the most ephemeral of materials, and are usually designed to last for as long as possible.
This summer,however, if you head to London’s Serpentine Gallery, you’ll be in with a chanceto see a structure that is temporary in both its design and its appearance.
SouFujimoto’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 is the 13th time the gallery hasplayed host to a temporary structure, but is perhaps among the most striking.
At 350 sq min area, the structure is built of 20mm steel pipes in a deceptively delicatelattice work, giving the impression that a cloud has simply descended on to thelawn from the sky above.
Mr Fujimotodescribes the Pavilion as “a delicate, three-dimensional structure”,with each unit “composed of fine steel bars”.
“Withinthe pastoral context of Kensington Gardens, I envisage the vivid greenery ofthe surrounding plant life woven together with a constructed geometry,” headds.
The Pavilionofficially opens on June 8th with a public talk by its designer, and is due toremain in place until October 20th.