This summer, an outstanding example of temporary architecture has emerged from the heart of Kensington Gardens; an ethereal, lightweight and delicate geometric cloud whose limits fade away into the green surroundings. The powerful contrast between the nature and the three-dimensional grid of white steel bars provides an unparalleled sense experience. No roof, no walls, just a space without clear boundaries that needs the landscape to define itself.
Sou Fujimoto’s concept is remarkably simple and straightforward. It is understandable and easy to apprehend. Contemporary Japanese architecture does not need complex and elaborated ideas or cutting-edge materials to achieve an innovative and striking design. Fujimoto`s pavilion is subtle, lightweight and does not invade the site where it is built. On the contrary, it enhances its surroundings, making the park visible from an exciting new frame.