The best modern architecture in London is temporary. Every summer since 2000, Serpentine Gallery has commissioned world-famous architects to design pavilions on the grounds near the Gallery building. At the end of the season, patrons can purchase the structures for their own use.
You can explore these temporary structures every summer at Serpentine Gallery—for free.
Join us for a year-by-year photo tour of all the Serpentine Gallery pavilions >>
Winner of the AIA’s highest honor—the Gold Medal—architect Moshe Safdie has designed landmark structures around the world. His Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem is a must-see destination for tourists and heads of state alike.
Discover the architecture of Moshe Safdie >>
In 2006, architect Jean Nouvel used color to dramatize the diverse collection housed in the Quai Branly Museum in Paris, France. He also played architectural tricks with glass walls, shifting ceiling heights, spiral staircases, and concealed lights.
See buildings by Jean Nouvel >>