Crouching tiger

The handcrafted feel of the pavilion is undeniable, despite its structure being completely computer-designed. The pavilion is, however, very much part of its landscape and defers in plan to the surrounding trees.

The Serpentine Gallery’s annual summer pavilion is always an architectural event and this year it’s a technological one as well. Every beam is unique, every piece of timber has a different chamfer and each of its 400 cladding panels is bespoke.

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