Visit pavilions from around the world via our updated Pinterest board

Inspired by the heatwave that hit London this week, we’ve updated our Pinterest board dedicated to the best pavilion design, including SelgasCano’s pink vinyl structure in Bruges and BIG’s bubble canopy that was at the Roskilde music festival. Follow D…

SelgasCano creates bulging vivid-pink pavilion for Bruges architecture festival

Spanish architecture duo José Selgas and Lucía Cano has erected a pink vinyl pavilion on a canal in Bruges, which floats between the city’s historic brick buildings. The pavilion was created for Trienniale Bruges, an event that invites a global selection of artists and architects to produce unique temporary structures. Displayed at different points throughout the city

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SelgasCano transforms Richard Rogers’ former studio into another Second Home workspace

Spanish studio SelgasCano has completed a third plant-filled workspace for Second Home, in the west London building that housed Richard Rogers’ first architecture studio as well as providing the setting for cult 1960s film Blowup. Second Home Holland Park is the third venue that José Selgas and Lucía Cano have created for the London-based company, which provides studio

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SelgasCano adds roof extension with pools and plants to Second Home offices in London

Spanish practice SelgasCano has extended the roof of the Second Home offices in east London, creating five studios with winding desks, and a terrace with a serpentine border of aquatic planting. Madrid-based SelgasCano – run by José Selgas and Lucia Cano – was invited back to extend the offices it designed for the workspace provider Second Home inside a former

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SelgasCano creates undulating pavilion from sheets of corrugated plastic in Cognac courtyard

Spanish architecture studio SelgasCano has unveiled its first commission in France – a vast pavilion of translucent waves that fills the courtyard of the Fondation d’entreprise Martell in Cognac. Spread across 1,340 square metres in the venue’s extensive courtyard, the pavilion is made up of 31 rows of undulating steel structures covered with a sheer translucent polyester and fibreglass

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“Poverty should never be an Instagram filter”

Iwan Baan’s arresting images of the Kenyan school built by architect duo Selgascano are a typical example of the slum porn that has infiltrated western media, argues Phineas Harper in his latest Opinion column. As a racist president settles into a newly gold-curtained Oval Office and a wave of xenophobia sweeps Europe, dramatic racial inequality has

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Selgascano-designed pavilion transformed into school for Kenya’s Kibera slum

A colourful pavilion designed by Spanish architect duo Selgascano has been shipped from a Copenhagen art museum to Africa’s largest slum, where it now serves as a school for 600 orphaned children. As revealed in these exclusive photographs by Iwan Baan, the pavilion constructed by José Selgas and Lucía Cano at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art has been

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SelgasCano’s Louisiana Pavilion to be reused as a school in Kenya’s Kibera slum

A pavilion designed by architects SelgasCano for a Copenhagen art museum is being transported to a Nairobi slum, where it will serve as a school for 600 pupils (+ slideshow). The Louisiana Hamlet Pavilion has been packed in shipping containers and is on its way to Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa, where it will More

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SelgasCano’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion set to move from London to Los Angeles

SelgasCano’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion closes this weekend after a four-month residency in London’s Kensington Gardens. This movie takes a closer look at the colourful plastic structure, which will now be moved to a permanent home in LA (+ movie). For the 15th edition of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion series, Spanish architects José Selgas and Lucía Cano created a tubular […]

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African architecture subject of major exhibition at Copenhagen’s Louisiana Museum

The work of architects including Diébédo Francis Kéré, Heinrich Wolff and SelgasCano features in a new exhibition about African design open the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen (+ slideshow). The show – titled Africa: Architecture, Culture and Identity – is a major survey of architecture and design in Sub-Saharan Africa, which encompasses 49 countries […]

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is an experiment with plastic, says SelgasCano

Movie: in this exclusive video filmed at the unveiling of the 15th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, architects José Selgas and Lucía Cano explain how their structure plays with coloured, translucent and mirrored plastic sheet. SalgasCano’s pavilion, which opens to the public later this week, consists of two layers of coloured ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene) plastic wrapped around […]

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Serpentine Pavilion 2015 by SelgasCano photographed by Iwan Baan

Architectural photographer Iwan Baan has captured the colourful plastic-wrapped structure designed by Spanish architects SelgasCano for the Serpentine Gallery’s annual pavilion programme (+ slideshow). Opening to the public later this week, the 15th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was designed by José Selgas and Lucía Cano and consists of a double-layered plastic skin in a variety of […]

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Exclusive video preview of SelgasCano’s 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Movie: in the first of a series of videos to celebrate the opening of the fifteenth Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones previews SelgasCano’s colourful structure ahead of its opening next week. This year’s pavilion, which consists of layers of coloured translucent plastic wrapped around a metal frame, will be “exuberant, joyful and playful,” Peyton-Jones says in the movie. “SelgasCano […]

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SelgasCano’s Serpentine Gallery pavilion nears completion

New construction images show this year’s colourful Serpentine Gallery pavilion by Spanish architects José Selgas and Lucía Cano, which is rapidly nearing completion ahead of its opening next week (+ slideshow). The 15th Serpentine pavilion is being built on a site in front of the gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens, and was conceived as a […]

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SelgasCano unveils first images of colourful 2015 Serpentine Pavilion design

Spanish architects José Selgas and Lucía Cano have revealed their proposal for the 15th Serpentine Pavilion in London – a “chrysalis-like” structure made from colourful see-through plastic. Occupying a space in front of the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens, the temporary pavilion is envisioned as a series of connected spaces of different shapes and […]

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Key projects by SelgasCano, next year’s Serpentine Pavilion designers

Slideshow feature: following the news that architects José Selgas and Lucía Cano will design the 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, here is a look at some of the buildings designed by the Spanish duo. The two architects, both graduates of Madrid’s Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, founded the SelgasCano studio in 1998. Related story: Office in the Woods […]
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Madrid-based SelgasCano to design Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015

News: Spanish architects José Selgas and Lucía Cano have been selected to design the 15th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London’s Kensington Gardens. Madrid-based SelgasCano will be the first Spanish designers of the temporary pavilion that is constructed every summer outside the Serpentine Gallery, which has previously been created by Peter Zumthor, Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel. Related […]
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