SANAA Transforms the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Into a Hall of Mirrors


We’ve been curious about how SANAA’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion would turn out since we read that the Tokyo-based architecture firm (made up of husband and wife team Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa) had been chosen to transform a small corner of Hyde Park from July through this coming October.

This is the ninth edition in the Serpentine’s annual series which is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist; past architects include Daniel Libeskind, Oscar Niemeyer, and most recently, Frank Gehry.

Click here to take a video tour of the magical, mirrored space — which SANAA refers to as a delicate “pool of water” — courtesy of The Times. The structure is made from a single pane of polished aluminum to help blur the building with the landscape.

Don’t you think it’s about time we started doing something like this in New York? Maybe behind the Met in Central Park? Or maybe in that space where Zaha Hadid dropped her enormous Chanel bag?