Iwan Baan

Following nearly two decades of installations before it, the latest summer pavilion on the Serpentine Galleries' lawn opened to the public today. Mexican architect Frida Escobedo designed this year's installation, on view through Oct. 7, to include a courtyard and lattice walls, both influences from her home country, as well as water and mirror elements. "The movement of the sun across the sky, reflected and refracted by the pool and mirrored ceiling, encourages an awareness of time spent in shared experience and in contemplation," the firm notes in a project description provided by the Serpentine Galleries. "The design aligns material and historical inspirations from Mexico and the UK with a concept that has been central to our practice from the beginning — the expression of time in architecture through inventive use of everyday materials and simple forms."

Visit ARCHITECT's Project Gallery for more information about the Serpentine Pavilion 2018 as well as past pavilions.