Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2005 in London, UK by Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura with Cecil Balmond – Arup
August 10th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura with Cecil Balmond – Arup
‘The temporary pavilion has become unmissable, a rare opportunity to view the work of the finest international architects at first hand. This is how architecture should be exhibited and remembered. See it, and Siza’s exquisite space will stay with you’. Financial Times
In designing the Pavilion, Siza sought to ‘guarantee that the new building – while presenting a totally different architecture – established a “dialogue” with the Neo-classical house’.
The result was a structure that mirrored the domestic scale of the Serpentine and articulated the landscape between the two buildings. The Pavilion was based on a simple rectangular grid, which was distorted to create a dynamic curvaceous form. It comprised interlocking timber beams, a material that accentuated the relationship between the Pavilion and surrounding Park.