Serpentine Summer Houses 2016: Kunlé Adeyemi

Serpentine Pavilion

10 Jun 2016 to 9 Oct 2016

Serpentine Summer Houses 2016: Kunlé Adeyemi

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Kunlé Adeyemi’s Summer House was an inverse replica of Queen Caroline’s Temple - a tribute to its robust form, space and material, recomposed into a new sculptural object.

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Architect’s Statement

With a play on architecture, our design aims to fulfil the simple primary purpose of a Summer House: a space for shelter and relaxation. The design is based on projecting an inverse replica of the historic Queen Caroline's Temple - a tribute to its robust form, space and material, recomposed into a new architectural language.

By rotating the Temple's interior space, we expose the structure's neo-classical plan, proportions and form. Using prefabricated building blocks assembled from rough sandstone similar to those used in building the Temple, in contrast with a soft interior finish, our composition generates basic elements of architecture - a room, a doorway and a window - for people to interact with the building, the environment and with one another. The carved out void, homely interior and fragmented furniture blocks create comfortable spaces for people to eat, rest or play - in and around the house - all through summer.

Kunlé Adeyemi – NLÉ, February 2016

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Serpentine Summer Houses 2016: Kunlé Adeyemi

Monday, 27th June 2016
Installation image Kunlé Adeyemi Summer House 2

Installation image Kunlé Adeyemi Summer House 2

Serpentine Summer House 2016 designed by Kunlé Adeyemi (NLÉ); (10 June – 9 October); Photo © Iwan Baan
Installation image Kunlé Adeyemi Summer House 3

Installation image Kunlé Adeyemi Summer House 3

Serpentine Summer House 2016 designed by Kunlé Adeyemi (NLÉ); (10 June – 9 October); Photo © Iwan Baan
Serpentine Summer House Design Render Kunlé Adeyemi 2

Serpentine Summer House Design Render Kunlé Adeyemi 2

Serpentine Summer House 2016 designed by Kunlé Adeyemi - NLÉ; Design render © NLÉ
Serpentine Summer House Design Render Kunlé Adeyemi 3

Serpentine Summer House Design Render Kunlé Adeyemi 3

Serpentine Summer House 2016 designed by Kunlé Adeyemi - NLÉ; Design render © NLÉ
Serpentine Summer House Design Render Kunlé Adeyemi 4

Serpentine Summer House Design Render Kunlé Adeyemi 4

Serpentine Summer House 2016 designed by Kunlé Adeyemi - NLÉ; Design render © NLÉ