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Smiljan Radic's Winning Design for Serpentine Pavilion


Underrated Chilean architect Smiljan Radic gets a commission that will put him on the world stage: the annual temporary pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London. Here are a few other notable projects from the up-and-coming architect.

If you had never heard of Smiljan Radic prior last week’s announcement of his design for London’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, you weren’t alone. Though Radic has done little work outside of his home country of Chile, his designs show a penchant for experimentation, while remaining sensitive to the practical needs of the project and the surrounding environment. As the architect of the fourteenth pavilion to be built for the gallery since 2000, Radic joins the likes of Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Sou Fujimoto, and other prominent practitioners who have tackled the prestigious design challenge previously.

Radic’s pavilion will grace the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery from late June until October; its form resembles an orb...
At night, the semi-translucent sphere will give off a soft light, providing the lawn with a warm, inviting ambience.
Inside houses a cafe and multi purpose social space, which will also host special events throughout the summer.
Other notable projects of Radic’s include the Copper House 2, completed in Talca, Chile in 2005.
The Pite House takes advantage of its stunning cliffside location, blending into the setting with large windows, open...
The Mestizo Restaurant in Santiago consists of enormous black concrete beams supported by granite shapes of varying...
You can see Chilean architect Smiljan Radic's finished 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London from June 26 to...