As Japan House opens its doors in London, Icon spoke to Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, whose exhibition Futures of the Future is inaugurating the new space. 

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Only the second solo woman, Mexico’s Frida Escobedo is also the youngest architect to win the annual commission. Her Serpentine Pavilion is tough and timeless

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The yearly architectural celebrity showcase is invariably over-engineered, superficial and aloof, says Owen Hatherley. And now the programme has expanded ...

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Wednesday, 08 June 2016 11:15

Serpentine Pavilions: best and worst

As Julia Peyton-Jones steps aside after sixteen years of commissioning the Serpentine Pavilion, Edwin Heathcote ranks his ten favourites of the series of annual pop-ups – and picks out two major blunders

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Tuesday, 07 June 2016 12:57

Serpentine Pavilion revealed

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels's design for the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion in London's Hyde Park was revealed this morning, alongside the four 'summer houses' that have been added to the programme this year

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Thursday, 08 October 2015 00:00

Serpentine Pavilion

SelgasCano brings a riot of colour to the Serpentine’s summer commission, which closes this week, but flaws in the construction are equally glaring

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015 16:51

Serpentine Pavilion 2015

Serpentine Galleries, London
25 June – 18 October 2015

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Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:57

2 April: The week’s most read

SelgasCano's Serpentine pavilion, Bernard Tschumi's Paris zoo and Barber Osgerby at the Bodleian were among the popular topics of the past seven days

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Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

SelgasCano: Rainbow warriors

There is nothing superficial about SelgasCano’s use of colour – the Spanish duo’s pop-art playfulness has been integral to projects from east London to northern Kenya. Their plans for this year’s Serpentine pavilion, on the other hand, remain a grey area ...

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The Spanish architecture practice, interviewed in the current issue of Icon, has unveiled images of the 15th annual pavilion for a "very strange space" in Hyde Park

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Thursday, 19 March 2015 00:00

19 March: The week’s most read

Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Heatherwick, Frei Otto and the Apple Watch were among the popular subjects on iconeye.com over the past seven days

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Practice had to redesign structure "almost from scratch" less than six months before opening date due to demands of brief, architect José Selgas tells Icon

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Monday, 23 February 2015 10:26

Piet Oudolf

From the High Line to the Serpentine, the Dutch landscape designer has redrawn the boundaries between architecture and nature, bringing the wild into the heart of the city. Riya Patel went to meet him in his studio in a remote part of the Netherlands

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Christopher Turner examines the work of the Madrid-based architecture firm, following its commissioned to design the 15th temporary structure in Hyde Park and the completion of its first UK project

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First look: Smiljan Radic’s design for the temporary structure is the crudest to date and has a rugged authenticity for it, says Christopher Turner

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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 09:46

Smiljan Radic on his Serpentine pavilion

The Chilean architect's Serpentine pavilion opens to the public this week (26 June). He talked to Crystal Bennes about his plans for a fibreglass, loaf-shaped structure sitting on a stone circle

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Thursday, 05 September 2013 14:25

Sou Fujimoto: Serpentine Pavilion 2013

Sou Fujimoto’s structure in Kensington Gardens leaves us yearning for more permanent realisations of his utopian architectural vision

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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 15:58

Interview: Sou Fujimoto

The architect of the 2013 Serpentine Pavilion talks to Icon about the qualities of clouds, the integration of landscapes and buildings and his quest for serendipity.

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Monday, 08 April 2013 15:50

Icon 119: Design Art

The Salone del Mobile is much more than an annual furniture tradeshow. Entire districts of the city come to life with installations and exhibitions that seem to be as much about art as design. In this issue we look at artists who have ventured into both architecture and furniture design, including Donald Judd, Jorge Pardo, Rachel Whiteread and Joep van Lieshout.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:06

Peter Zumthor: Serpentine Pavilion 2011

With a hidden garden of wild flowers at its heart, this year’s design is a call for architects to reassess the relationship of building and garden.

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