A cocoon of woven fiberglass will grace Kensington Gardens this summer, as chosen Chilean architect Smiljan Radic embarks on this year’s Serpentine Pavilion program. Radic is one of the youngest and lesser-known architects to have been granted the honor, with previous years seeing the likes of “starchitects” Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel. That said, this will be one of the most odd and expressive structures in the 14 years of the summer pavilion’s history. There’s a fragile energy to the work, but Radic’s sheer originality will be the dominant impression visitors will take away.
The 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion