London’s Serpentine Gallery has announced Japanese architect Junya Ishigami as the designer of the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion. Ishigami, who at 44 is the second-youngest designer of the pavilion (after 2018 designer Frida Escobedo), is known for his light and ephemeral approach to design.

Ishigami’s design for the pavilion takes the form of a slate sheet rising from the landscape of the park, held up by light pilotis that form an interior field reminiscent of a forest. The single-canopy space takes inspiration not just from natural canopies but from roofs – the essential structural element that defines and unites architecture. Within, the darkness of the slate roof will create a serene space for contemplation and relaxation. Ishigami explains that his design for the pavilion exemplifies his ‘free space’ philosophy in which he “seeks harmony between man-made structures and those that already exist.”

倫敦蛇形畫廊宣布日本建築師Junya Ishigami為2019年蛇形館的設計師。 Ishigami,44歲,是該館第二年輕的設計師(2018年設計師Frida Escobedo之後),以其輕盈和短暫的設計方法而聞名。

Ishigami的展館設計採用了從公園景觀中升起的板岩板形式,由輕型飛行員支撐,形成一個讓人想起森林的內部場地。 單冠層空間的靈感不僅來自天然簷篷,還來自屋頂 – 這是定義和統一建築的基本結構元素。 在內部,石板屋頂的黑暗將為沈思和放鬆創造一個寧靜的空間。 Ishigami解釋說,他對展館的設計體現了他的“自由空間”哲學,在這種哲學中,他“尋求人造結構與已經存在的結構之間的和諧”。

“My design for the Pavilion plays with our perspectives of the built environment against the backdrop of a natural landscape, emphasizing a natural and organic feel as though it had grown out of the lawn, resembling a hill made out of rocks,” explained Ishigami in a statement to the press. “This is an attempt to supplement traditional architecture with modern methodologies and concepts, to create in this place an expanse of scenery like never seen before. Possessing the weighty presence of slate roofs seen around the world, and simultaneously appearing so light it could blow away in the breeze, the cluster of scattered rock levitates, like a billowing piece of fabric.”

Ishigami is the 19th architect to design a pavilion at the Serpentine, following works by Frida Escobedo of Mexico (2018), Francis Kere of Burkina Faso (2017), Bjarke Ingels of Denmark (2016), and selgascano of Spain (2015.) The Serpentine Pavilion program was established in 2000 by Julia Peyton Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist to give international designers the opportunity to share their talent amongst a new and influential audience. The commission is famous for its intense timeframe: selected designers have just six months upon commission to design and realize their pavilion, resulting in a compressed process that encourages experimentation and quick thinking.

“We are thrilled to be able to share the designs for Junya Ishigami’s Serpentine Pavilion – a structure informed by the natural world and situated in the middle of one of London’s greenest spaces: Kensington Gardens,” said Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist and CEO Yana Peel in a joint statement. “The Pavilion and its accompanying programme will be central to the Serpentine’s General Ecology strand – an ongoing investigation into complex systems, interspecies landscapes, and the environment.”

“我對展館的設計與我們對自然景觀背景下的建築環境的看法一樣,強調自然和有機的感覺,好像它已經從草坪上長出來,就像一座用岩石做成的小山,”Ishigami解釋道。向新聞界發表聲明。 “這是一種嘗試用現代方法和概念來補充傳統建築,在這個地方創造一個前所未有的大片風景。擁有世界各地看到的石板屋頂的重量,同時顯得如此輕盈,它可以吹走在微風中,散落的岩石簇懸浮在一起,像一塊滾滾的織物。“

Ishigami是在Serpentine設計展館的第19位建築師,繼墨西哥的Frida Escobedo(2018年),布基納法索的Francis Kere(2017年),丹麥的Bjarke Ingels(2016年)和西班牙的selgascano(2015年)之後。 Serpentine Pavilion計劃由Julia Peyton Jones和Hans Ulrich Obrist於2000年創立,旨在為國際設計師提供在新的和有影響力的觀眾中分享他們的才能的機會。該委員會以其緊迫的時間表而聞名:選定的設計師只需要六個月的時間來設計和實現他們的展館,從而形成一個鼓勵實驗和快速思考的壓縮過程。

“我們很高興能夠分享Junya Ishigami蛇形館的設計 – 一個自然世界的建築,位於倫敦最環保的空間之一:肯辛頓花園,”Serpentine Galleries藝術總監Hans Ulrich Obrist和CEO說道。 Yana Peel在一份聯合聲明中。 “展館及其附屬計劃將成為蛇形一般生態學的核心 – 對複雜系統,種間景觀和環境的持續調查。”

Ishigami, who previously worked at SANAA, is the 19th Serpentine Pavilion designer. Photo is by Tasuku Amada

以前在SANAA工作的Ishigami是第19位Serpentine Pavilion設計師。 照片由Tasuku Amada拍攝



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