Tuesday, 7 April 2009
The Serpentine Gallery have commissioned Japanese architectural studio, SANAA for this year’s summer pavilion. SANAA's unusual take on the brief for a temporary meeting and talks space has prompted the Guardian's Jonathan Glancey to wonder what it is; “A free-form aluminum parasol. A low-flying metal cloud. A stylised pool of water as seen from the treetops”.
The ethereal New Museum on Bowery in New York with its mesh of cubes is SANAA’s most mesmerizing work to date. And the place to start a Saturday with a pastry from the museum’s 6th floor viewing space. Looking forward to this year's Serpentine 24-hour interview marathon that I have never managed to get to. A sleepover in Hyde Park and a pastry under the parasol.