“living architecture” is a London – based project focused on creating unique living spaces in unexpected locations.
The winning proposal for their upcoming ‘house’ on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall is a boat of sorts, designed by David Kohn Architects and artist Fiona Banner. The boat, perched on the edge of building, has two decks, an upper and lower, that provide exceptional views of the city, a panorama that stretches from Big Ben to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
“Inside, the boat is a beautifully crafted timber object, full of nooks and crannies to explore. On arrival ‘aboard’, a nautical flag will be raised to signal occupation, with the visitors invited to fill in a logbook on the ‘bridge’ of the boat, detailing what they have experienced during their stay, out of the window as much as within themselves. This is contemporary architecture at its most playful, beguiling and thought-provoking.”
If you’re interested in staying a night in A Room for London, say for the upcoming Olympics, bookings open September 8, 2011. Link for advance bookings.