Gehry Keeps Going

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Serpentine Pavilion, Frank Gehry, 2008 /Photo: GEHRY PARTNERS LLP

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.

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Serpentine Pavilion, Toyo Ito, 2002 / Photo: DEBORAH BULLEN

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.)

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Serpentine Pavilion, Daniel Libeskind, 2001 /Photo: HELENE BINET

This year the pavilion will be Frank Gehry’s. The design was unveiled this week.

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Serpentine Pavilion, Frank Gehry, 2008 / Photo: GEHRY PARTNERS LLP

Where’s he going now?

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