Smiljan Radic's Serpentine Pavilion Resembles the Slithering Reptile

By: Jana Pijak - Jul 2, 2014
References: serpentinegalleries.org & frameweb
The Serpentine Pavilion by Smiljan Radic is designed as part of The Serpentine Gallery. Located in London's Kensigton Gardens, the temporary pavilion is built to resemble the slithering form of the dangerous jungle reptile.

The tunnel-like structure "combines a well-mannered brand of minimalism with primeval, naturalistic references and is comprised of standing stones that are set within an undulating landscape." Described as a subtle homage to Britain's famed prehistoric monument, the Stonehenge, this curvilinear structure is conceptual and experiential for its visitors.

Taking inspiration from ancient ruins, the Serpentine Pavilion by Smiljan Radic allows its visitors to walk inside its tunnelled interior. Resembling the inner-workings of a snake predator, this conceptual structure holds the true title of a sensory space and is a monumental addition to its surrounding, natural topography.