Serpentine Pavillion 2018

The Mexican architect Frida Escobedo´s approach to architecture is to work with simple materials to create more sophisticated forms of design, and what you can create with simple things without super expensive finishes. To create this year´s Serpentine Pavillion she used stacks of UK- manufactured roofing tiles in an alternating pattern and made a celosia, a type of perforated wall common in Mexican architecture. The concrete tile walls frame a rectangular courtyard, another common feature of Mexican residential architecture. A triangular pool inside the courtyard is partially covered with a mirror ceiling, and creates reflections of the walls and the people passing by. The Serpentine Pavillion next to the Serpentine Galleries in Kensington Gardens will stay open until October 7th. Photo and movie courtesy by contributor Aesop.