A week after the election and we all need cheering up.
The Conservative party may be determined to dismantle the public services the general public rely on, ditching disability benefits, devolving every city, town, and hamlet in the kingdom, binning human rights, and generally shrugging off responsibility for everyone and everything, but …… Grayson Perry can still lift our spirits.
A House for Essex in the north Essex countryside is the latest contemporary house to be commissioned by Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture company. It is the second house involving architect/artist collaboration – further to the David Kohn Architects/Fiona Banner, building/installation, boat/house/room currently on the roof of the South Bank Centre in London. Designed by FAT architects in collaboration with Grayson Perry, it will contain specially commissioned artworks – including three aluminium sculptures on the roof, an exterior clad in bottle-green ceramic tiles, and the roof finished in copper alloy sheet. The sculptures, tiles and interior artworks explore the historical and contemporary character of Essex. The programme is for a two-bedroom guest…
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