Serpentine Pavilion 12 Jul — 29 Sep 2002 Free

The design of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 by Toyo Ito and Cecil Balmond was based on an algorithm of a cube.

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 appeared to be an extremely complex random pattern that proved, upon careful examination, to derive from an algorithm of a cube that expanded as it rotated. The numerous triangles and trapezoids formed by this system of intersecting lines were clad to be either transparent or translucent, giving a sense of infinitely repeated motion.

‘Why can’t all new buildings be this good? Toyo Ito’s magical summer pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery is a lesson in imagination’ –Evening Standard

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