In this movie by film studio Stephenson/Bishop, Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto explains how he tried to combine nature and architecture when designing this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavillion.
Having recently seen the project, it does create a transparent architecture that encloses, but communicates strongly with the park. A semi-enclosed negative space with seating in and on the structure is created, with the grid reaching up from the ground and thinning out after several metres.
This article is discussing the idea as justification, as opposed to post-rationalising that is often undertaken on projects to link all aspects.
Sometimes an idea is just an idea.
A collection of my photos, videos and architecture from the past 4 years.