Perhaps you know architect Sou Fujimoto as the designer of the ethereal 2013 Serpentine Pavilion? Well, the celebrated Japanese architect has been up to even more design hijinks, this time designing a satellite arts complex called Mirrored Gardens for Guangzhou, China-based organization Vitamin Creative Space. The overall look of the collection of modern, minimalist buildings with thatched-roofs and other vernacular finishes was inspired by local rural villages. The seashells seem a nod to the odd, boundary-pushing art to be found inside the gabled concrete pavilions, including work by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and others.
∙ Sou Fujimoto Uses Seashells and Thatching for Rural Chinese Arts Complex [Dezeen]
∙ Eight Things You Didn't Know About Architect Sou Fujimoto [Curbed]
∙ Sou Fujimoto Bus Stop Shut Down By Unignorable Sign [Curbed]
∙ Soon This Futuristic 'Tree Building' Will Take Root in France [Curbed]