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Fantasy Timber House in Essex Will be Filled With Grayson Perry Artwork and Rented to Tourists
Posted By Tafline Laylin On October 30, 2012 @ 8:56 am In Architecture,Art,Design | No Comments
Living Architecture  just unveiled the first images of its next installment in a series of iconic works of architecture  that will be built and then rented to tourists – and it’s by far the strangest yet. Designed by renowned artist Grayson Perry  with help from the London-based FAT Architecture , the double-story timber fantasy house was originally rejected by Essex’s town council. The “House in Essex” has since been approved, and it will be packed with Perry’s own visceral artwork – but it gets even more curious than that.
Architecturally, the quadruple gabled dwelling  takes inspiration from the surrounding timber-framed houses in Essex, where Perry was raised. But the artist has added a few extras that are deliberately eccentric. All of the murals, tapestries, timber work and mosaic floors will act as a kind of shrine to a woman named Julie, who doesn’t actually exist.
Upon entering, there is a small foyer that leads to three formal spaces that then spill out into a double story atrium . Two bedrooms on the second floor have balconies, and there a bathtub hangs over the downstairs’ entryway! Once it is completed in 2014, visitors will be able to visit House in Essex for roughly $375 per night.
+ Grayson Perry 
Via Fastco Design 
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URLs in this post:
 Living Architecture: http://www.living-architecture.co.uk/the-houses/a-house-for-essex/photos/2/
 iconic works of architecture: http://inhabitat.com/a-room-for-london-living-architecture’s-wind-energy-generating-boat-sits-atop-a-uk-roof/
 Grayson Perry: http://www.victoria-miro.com/artists/_12/
 FAT Architecture: http://www.fashionarchitecturetaste.com
 gabled dwelling: http://inhabitat.com/tag/gabled-roof/
 double story atrium: http://inhabitat.com/whale-shaped-glass-atrium-resurrects-historic-warehouses-in-budapest/
 Fastco Design: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670938/a-rentable-timber-framed-folly-rises-in-the-english-countryside#1
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