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Selgascano's Serpentine Pavilion rebuilt in Los Angeles celebrating Second Home's new location
United States Architecture News - Aug 7, 2019 - 02:14 1808 views
New photographs have been released for Selgascano-designed Serpentine Pavilion which has been rebuilt to celebrate Second Home's new location in Hollywood.
Named The Second Home Pavilion, the pavilion, captured by New York-based photographer Pavel Bendov, will house free public programs during this summer - valid until November 24, 2019 on the grounds of LA's La Brea Tar Pits, California.
Second Home, creating extraordinary workspaces and cultural venues, designed to support creativity and entrepreneurship, and recently opened its new location in Lisbon and the pavilion, now celebrates its new opening and first Hollywood location to expand its business portfolio.
The cocoon-like installation, wrapped by a multi-colored translucent ETFE membrane, was originally constructed in London’s Kensington Gardens in 2015 by Spanish architects Lucia Cano and Jose Selgas of Selgascano, the Second Home Pavilion now acts as an art sculpture for everyone to freely enjoy.
The pavilion was opened on June 28 and will be on view until November 24, 2019, the pavilion acts as a multi-purpose social space accommodating programs intersecting art, design, science, and nature. Over the coming months, the Second Home Pavilion will host a rollercoaster cultural program of live music, performance art, talks, dance and screenings.
The Second Home Serpentine Pavilion was designed as a tubular tent-like structure in which its surfaces' feature a spectrum of multi-colored hues. The installation had attracted over 170,000 visitors.
"We are pleased to be working with Second Home to bring the Pavilion to Los Angeles and to one of L.A.’s most compelling public and scientific resources, La Brea Tar Pits. The Pavilion is an opportunity to experience one of the boldest and most innovative designs in contemporary architecture," said Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga, NHMLAC President and Director.
"But it’s also a place for people to meet and be inspired by a range of activities throughout the summer. It gives a glimpse of what we can do with cultural programming at our museums, at that space where art and science intersect."
The Pavilion was an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent, multi-coloured fluorine-based polymer (ETFE) woven through and wrapped like webbing.
Visitors could enter and exit the Pavilion at a number of different points, passing through a ‘secret corridor’ between the outer and inner layer of the structure and into the Pavilion’s brilliant, stained glass-effect interior.
Project: The Second Home Pavilion
Location: La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, California.
Host: Second Home
Dates: June 28 - November 24, 2019
All images © Pavel Bendov
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