The artist's holiday home in Wrabness for Living Architecture is a shrine to a fictional woman, her life story elaborately told through the building’s tiles and tapestries. But the project was also the final act in the colourful career of FAT Architecture. With its eclectic, scholarly mix of styles, it is a fitting farewell

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Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:00

Grayson Perry's sketchbook

Featured in our upcoming Leisure issue, the artist’s flamboyant structure in Essex, completed this month, was inspired by the stacked forms of Norwegian stave churches

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Wednesday, 01 August 2012 17:04

A Room for London: David Kohn's Ark

David Kohn, known for his pop-up restaurant at the Royal Academy and his Skyroom on the roof of the Architecture Foundation, has beached a boat on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Why?

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Tuesday, 09 August 2011 16:43

The Shingle House by NORD

NORD Architecture builds a house for Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture project in the nuclear landscape of Dungeness. It’s the best yet of this series of modernist holiday homes.

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Friday, 05 August 2011 11:22

Living Architecture

Part holiday home, part missionary outpost, the Balancing Barn perches on a ridge in Suffolk like the cliffhanger finale of The Italian Job re-enacted with an extra-long Gulfstream trailer.

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