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Living Architecture: The next chapter
Event hosted by Alain de Botton on 4th February 2015. Buy tickets here.
Living Architecture is launching its second wave of houses by inviting the architects and designers of the next three houses to present their designs.
The event will take place on 4th February 2015 at Royal Geographical Society, London. It offers the chance to learn about how the three very different designs were created, as well as a time for a Q&A session with:
- Peter Zumthor - The Secular Retreat, Devon
- Charles Holland and Grayson Perry - A House for Essex
- John Pawson - Life House/ Ty Bywyd, Wales
Timing: Doors open 6.30pm. Event starts at 7pm. Event ends at 10pm.
Dates for 2015 are now available to book.
Recent press coverage
- Dezeen - First images of A House for Essex
- Arch Daily - A House for Essex. FAT’s Final Built Work is Unveiled
- Channel 4's Amazing Spaces - George Clarke takes a tour inside and outside The Balancing Barn (NB it is featured at c.19 minutes into the episode).
- Conde Nast Traveller - Let's spend the night. John Pawson and Life House in Wales
- Conde Nast Traveller - Let's spend the night. Grayson Perry and A House for Essex
- Daily Mail - A Room with an extraordinary view: Gazing across London from a modern Noah's ark
- The Telegraph - Something special: Suffolk's unhinged holiday home
- Conde Nast Traveller - Let's spend the night: feature on Living Architecture
- East Anglian Daily Times - Grayson Perry puts his art into Wrabness
- Harper's BAZAAR - Living Architecture's Norfolk Retreat
- Financial Times - Designs of the Year (A Room for London)
- The Sunday Times (£) - Britain's best new designer homes
- The Telegraph - Britain's best new buildings?
- The Observer - Holiday homes with grand designs
- Conde Nast Traveller - Reading retreats in the UK: Sun, Sea and Socrates
- The Observer - A Room for London review, by Rowan Moore
- The Sunday Times - A Room for London, a monument to English eccentricity
- The Guardian - A Room for London: A high water mark, by Jonathan Glancey
- The Financial Times - A Room for London: David Kohn and Fiona Banner's architectural installation
- London Evening Standard - A Room for London: Capital's very own room with a view
- London Evening Standard - A Room for London
- The Daily Mail - All aboard: Boat hotel to be perched above the Thames
- BBC Radio 4 (Midweek, 20th July 2011): interview with Jane Wernick, our strucutural engineer
- Wallpaper: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 by Peter Zumthor (mentions The Secular Retreat)
- The Guardian: Peter Zumthor plans a Secular Retreat
- The Independent: Arthouse retreats
- BBC News: RIBA 2011 Awards. Brilliant Buildings (scroll to third image)
- The Guardian: RIBA 2011 Awards.
- The New Yorker - Design for Living. Modernist vacation homes with a mission
- Daily Mail (travel) - A break at The Balancing Barn, Suffolk's futuristic new holiday home
- Wallpaper - The Shingle House, Dungeness
- Dezeen - video interview with Winy Maas of MVRDV
- TIME magazine - English country goes rock 'n' roll
- Irish Times - The lines of beauty, holidays in modernism
- D2 (Norway)
- The Financial Times - Seaside surrealism
- The Observer - Giving a modernist twist to holiday homes
- The Telegraph - Have a holiday in modern architecture
- The Guardian (travel) - High design, low price: UK holiday homes
- The Times - Holiday homes go out on a limb
- Wallpaper - Fab 40: Living Architecture
- The Guardian - Holiday homes to promote modernist architecture
- The Evening Standard
- The New York Times - Designer digs
- RIBA London Regional Award 2013: A Room for London
- The Design Museum Designs of the Year 2013: A Room for London (nominated)
- RIBA Client of the Year Shortlist 2012: Living Architecture
- RIBA Manser Medal Shortlist 2012: The Dune House
- Conde Nast Traveller Innovation & Design awards 2012: A Room for London
- RIBA Manser Medal Shortlist 2011: The Balancing Barn (and winner of the public vote)
- RIBA Awards 2011 East: The Balancing Barn
- RIBA Awards 2011 South East: The Shingle House
- Brit Insurance Design Awards 2011: The Balancing Barn
- Red dot design award: The Balancing Barn
- Conde Nast Traveller Innovation & Design Awards 2011: The Balancing Barn
Congratulations to Jane Wernick who recently won the award for First Woman of the Built Environment
News and updates
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