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SelgasCano’s technicolor pavilion heads to LA this summer

In all its iridescent glory

Visitors walk through the 2015 Serpentine Galleries pavilion, a colorful chrysalis structure. designed by Spanish architects Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano.
Visitors walk through the 2015 Serpentine Galleries pavilion, a colorful chrysalis structure. designed by Spanish architects Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano.
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In 2015, SelgasCano erected a wonderland of color and texture in the lawn of the Serpentine Galleries in London. The Spanish firm’s take on the annual pavilion was a technicolor ode to light and color, and it felt, in some ways, like a precursor to the many highly photogenic, built-for-Instagram environments that have since overtaken social feeds.

It all makes sense then that in 2019 SelgasCano’s pavilion is being resurrected and transported to Los Angeles where it will be rebuilt near the La Brea Tar Pits. Workspace and cultural events company Second Home is bringing the pavilion stateside, where it will play home to various art and design happenings.

The pavilion will be more or less the same: a sinewy tent-like structure covered in a shimmering, multi colored membrane. Visitors can wander through the airy space, choosing different pathways, each with its own psychedelic experience.

Another view inside the SelgasCano pavilion when installed at London’s Serpentine Galleries in 2015.
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The Second Home pavilion will be open from June 28 through November 24—plenty of time for a whole new continent of architecture lovers to discover how trippy—and Instagrammable—the design really is.