With only a few days to go until the June 15 inauguration of the Serpentine Galleries summer pavilion designed by architect Frida Escobedo, the first Serpentine Pavilion outside Britain opened on May 30: Jiakun Architects’ Serpentine Pavilion Beijing.
The 23rd June saw the opening of the Serpentine Pavilion designed by architect Diébédo Francis Kéré. This is the first time that an African architect has designed the Serpentine Pavilion. The temporary pavilion of the Serpentine Galleries is one of the most eagerly-expected features of the London summer.
The Summer House designed by architect Kunlé Adeyemi of NLÉ for the 2016 Architecture Programme at the Serpentine Gallery in London might be interpreted as an “inverse replica” of Queen Caroline’s Temple, the 1743 temple attributed to William Kent which inspires all four of the Summer Houses.
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