Frida Escobedo interview: Serpentine Pavilion 2018

In this exclusive Dezeen movie, Mexican architect Frida Escobedo explains why she used stacks of roofing tiles to create this year’s Serpentine Pavilion.

Escobedo’s pavilion, which was unveiled outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, this week, is a secluded courtyard framed by latticed walls made from grey concrete roofing tiles.

“We wanted to have a fresh idea for the pavilion but that would also speak about we do at the office on an everyday basis,” Escobedo says in the movie, which Dezeen filmed at the Serpentine Pavilion 2018 press preview on 11 June 2018.

“We usually work with simple materials – industrial materials – and we try to create more sophisticated forms or arrangements with them. It’s not about super expensive finishes, it’s about what you can create with simple things.”

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