It's not the balmy evenings or blossoming flowers that signal the start of summer, it's the arrival of the Serpentine's annual pavilion, an ever-shifting architectural oasis in Kensington Gardens. So get those sunnies out, because the building that sounds a bit like an arthouse remake of 'Snakes on a Plane' returns on Thursday June 25 for its fifteenth anniversary. Spanish architects SelgasCano are building this year's pavilion and will be showing off their nature-meets-synthetics genius. The duo have designed a stunning chrysalis-like structure made from brightly coloured transparent plastic. It's a space in the middle of the city to just get lost in, to marvel at the architecture and to realise that, yeah, London's actually not too bad. There's talk of a 'secret corridor' from which to marvel at the building's awesome stained-glass-effect interior. Other than inspiring daydreams of caterpillars mating with Fruit Pastilles, what else is going on? Talks, parties and new commissions by loads of brilliant artists: that's what. Head there before the whole thing's taken down in October.
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