Have a Look at Zaha's Latest, a Swoopy Gallery Extension

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All photos via Dezeen

As work wraps on Zaha Hadid's extension for the Serpentine Gallery in London's Kensington Gardens, emerging project photos show off an undulating structure that looks like (high-design!) white putty draped on top of glass walls. The structure's curves and homage to futurism are hardly surprising coming from the starchitect whose renown stems from a portfolio brimming with shapeless, colorless buildings—from shoe stores to Olympic stadiums to condos to university buildings—though this may be her debut in the realm of gorgeous, Play-Doh-esque, circus-tent-like buildings.

The stats: officially opening Saturday, the building was made in the footprint of a (circa 1805) gunpowder store, measuring about 9,700-square-feet and located seven minutes from the gallery proper. Inside: a gallery, a restaurant, and a "social zone," per Design Boom. The design blog also fawns: "Hadid has envisioned a dynamic, white undulating and peaking roof top—a light and transparent extension—the contemporary structure compliments, rather than competes with the original neo-classical architecture."

· Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid [Dezeen]
· Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid Opens. [Design Boom]
· All Zaha Hadid posts [Curbed National]

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