Chilean architect Smiljan Radić designed the fourteenth Serpentine Pavilion, a semi-translucent, cylindrical structure that resembled a shell.
"From the outside, visitors see a fragile shell in the shape of a hoop suspended on large quarry stones. Appearing as if they had always been part of the landscape, these stones are used as supports, giving the pavilion both a physical weight and an outer structure characterised by lightness and fragility." Smiljan Radić
Smiljan Radić talks to Oliver Wainwright about creating a place of refuge for London – and why being crude is more important than being polished.
Photography © Iwan Baan and John Offenbach