A House for Essex
Living Architecture is delighted to be working with FAT and artist Grayson Perry to build a unique new house in the North Essex countryside.
"Very occasionally the exceptional quality and innovative nature of a design makes it stand out as a rare contribution to the culture of place. This beautiful project designed by Grayson Perry and FAT, one of the country’s leading architectural practices, and with a quality of building secured by the client Living Architecture, is surely one of those exceptional interventions." Barry Shaw, formerly director of the Essex Design initiative.
The house, near Wrabness on the North Essex coast, is both an artwork in itself and the setting for a number of works by Grayson Perry exploring the special character and unique qualities of Essex. The building has been designed to evoke a tradition of wayside and pilgrimage chapels. It belongs to a history of follies, whilst also being deeply of its own time.
Living Architecture is delighted that the planners at Tendring District Council approved the planning application, following strong local support for the project. We are looking forward to making the project a reality. Construction is underway - the external structure of the house is now completed, and the next phase is the meticulous application of the interior and exterior decorative elements.
It is expected that the house will open for Autumn/ Winter 2014. We will keep you updated in our newsletter.