Every year London’s Serpentine Gallery sponsors a temporary summer pavilion designed by a major artist or architect. It frequently turns out to be an experimental space that gives clues as to where that designer is really going. When Toyo Ito, the Japanese architect I just posted about yesterday, did the pavilion in 2002, it aired ideas you would find in his Tod store in Tokyo two years later.
And Daniel Libeskind’s pavilion in 2001 was an exercise in fractal geometry that found its way into a private home he did later. (We’re talking brave client here.)
This year the pavilion will be Frank Gehry’s. The design was unveiled this week.
Where’s he going now?