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A Room for London: Living Architecture’s Wind Energy-Generating Boat Sits Atop a UK Roof
Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 25, 2012 @ 8:45 am In Architecture,Daylighting,Recycled Materials,Renewable Energy,Wind Power | No Comments
This one bedroom installation has been designed to last. Modeled after the famed Roi des Belges  boat that carried Joseph Conrad through the heart of colonial Congo’s darkness, A Room for London features gorgeous timber finishings, handworked metals, porthole windows that issue plenty of natural light  and afford extraordinary views of the city, as well as a dazzling variety of nautically-themed curios – a sterling example of creative reuse.
Not only is this a place for a few really lucky people to spend a night, but the project will be used throughout the year as a venue for writing, performance, and music gatherings. More than just a bizarre boat, this project encourages people to re-think the environment in which it is placed, which is not hard given that the nearest water, the River Thames , lies a few storeys below! Other Living Architecture  projects feature work by such notable designers as MVRDV, NORD, and Peter Zumthor .
+ Fiona Banner 
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URLs in this post:
 David Kohn Architects: http://www.davidkohn.co.uk/
 Fiona Banner: http://www.fionabanner.com/
 Living Architecture's: http://www.living-architecture.co.uk/default.asp
 Alain de Botton: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alain_de_Botton
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 Roi des Belges: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roi_des_Belges
 natural light: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_light
 River Thames: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Thames
 Peter Zumthor: http://inhabitat.com/peter-zumthor-unveils-sheltered-garden-for-2011-serpentine-pavilion/
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