Laboratory of the senses

Artist Olafur Eliasson (left) and architect Kjetil Thorsen in front of an image of their pavilion.

The collaborating artist and architect arrived at their winning Serpentine Pavilion design by talking abstractly about ideas. But if that is too demanding, just enjoy the beautiful result, advises Kester Rattenbury

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