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Peter Zumthor and Piet Oudolf - Serpentine Pavilion 2011

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The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 by famed Swiss architect Peter Zumthor.
photo by Hufton and Crow
The 2011 Pavilion is the 11th commission by the Serpentine Gallery. Every year a well known architect is asked to design this seasonal pavilion. Zumthor's structure is his first building in the UK. It includes a specially created garden by the influential Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf.
photo by Hufton and Crow
The concept for Zumthor's Pavilion is the hortus conclusus, a Latin term for 'enclosed garden'. It is a contemplative room, a garden within a structure.
photo by Atsuko and Joe Keating
One enters the building and begins the transition into the central garden, a place buffered from worldly noise and traffic. It is an interior space designed for sitting, walking and enjoying the garden.

photo by Cybermyth13
I find Zumthor's statements in this Video instructive. He says as he gets older he is more tuned into the the garden. Sometimes it takes architects …