Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014


Smiljan Radić
(Untitled) Drawing for design of the Serpentine Pavilion  2014
Mixed media on paper
10 x 18 cm (approx)
Edition of 91 (each unique) 

Whilst designing the Serpentine Pavilion 2014, Smiljan Radić repeatedly drew his ideas for the structure on the pages of his moleskine notebook.

Filling the book from cover to cover and conducted at a rapid pace, the drawings form an integral part of Radić’s process for designing the Serpentine Pavilion.

To create his Limited Edition, the pages of his book have been carefully removed. Each of the 91 pages a complete work in itself; these have been individually stamped with the architect’s initials SR on the reverse.

Radić’s bold drawings shed light on the architect’s  process and are revelatory in showing how a stream of relatively abstract images can inform a finished design.