Serpentine Pavilion designed to be “part of surrounding landscape” says Junya Ishigami

In this exclusive Dezeen video, Japanese architect Junya Ishigami explains how his design for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion was built to resemble a “stone hill”. Ishigami’s pavilion was unveiled yesterday at the Serpentine Gallery in London, following the resignation of the gallery’s CEO Yana Peel over her connection to an Israeli cybertech firm. The pavilion is […]

Serpentine Pavilion opening overshadowed by resignation of CEO Yana Peel after spyware row

Yana Peel has stepped down as CEO of the Serpentine Galleries on the launch day for this year’s pavilion, after she was criticised for her connection to an Israeli cybertech firm. Peel issued a statement this morning announcing her resignation, following “toxic personal attacks” relating to her involvement with Novalpina Capital Group, the private equity […]

Junya Ishigami unveils rocky Serpentine Pavilion made out of slate

Japanese architect Junya Ishigami has completed this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, a craggy structure he describes as a “hill made out of rocks”. The latest Serpentine Pavilion, located on the lawn outside the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens, comprises a rugged, rocky canopy made out of 61 tonnes of Cumbrian slate. This large mound of […]

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