Gallery: NEW PHOTOS: A Secret Garden Blooms in Peter Zumthor’s 2011 Ser...

The 2011 Serpentine Pavilion opened this past weekend, and we've just received a beautiful new set of photos by Danica Kus showcasing Peter Zumthor's sensory design. The 2011 pavilion is a quiet contemplation of nature framed in a jet-black box. The structure plays with the senses, first absorbing all light and then opening up to a courtyard brimming with vivid plants. The Pavilion will stay open until October 16th, offering Londoners a quiet sun-filled retreat.

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  1. hotwaterfactory July 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    This architecture is great! It is a bit familiar though. It has the reminiscence of a cloister with the world outside excluded from the “monastic” life. The plants in the middle, the rhythm of shadows and lights. Even the outside black walls keep the world away with its noise and distractions.
    A fantastic intimate space where to dream and rest and where time doesn’t exist. Thanks to Peter Zumthor, London is not just a place where architecture needs to show off and scream aloud;
    “Little is Big”.

  2. ram June 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    My hat off! Zumthor’s pavilion is a brilliant execution of a concept. I hope there were more architects thinking alike.
    see my pavilion pictures here;

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