Introducing Living Architecture

The Secular Retreat by Peter Zumthor in Devon

With all the projects we feature, it becomes second nature to envision yourself occupying that space if not only to critique its success, but also to merely imagine what it would be like to live there.  But, what if, instead of just daydreaming about living in a certain residence designed by your favorite architect,  you could actually spend a week or two in a house designed by Peter Zumthor, or JVA, or even MVRDV?  Living Architecture, a new not-for-profit organization, offers the chance to rent houses  in different areas of Britain for a vacation starting at £20 per person per night.  ”We are dedicated to introducing you to the best of contemporary architecture, as well as to curating unique and enjoyable holidays,” explained the organization.

More about after the break.

With the intention to change people’s perception of architecture, the organization has renovated different properties and will then rent the houses to give all a chance to truly experience an architectural space, rather than just pass by it.

“We wanted to allow people to experience what it is like to live, eat and sleep in a space designed by an outstanding architectural practice. While there are examples of great modern buildings in Britain, they tend to be in places that one passes through (eg. airports, museums, offices) and the few modern houses that exist are almost all in private hands and cannot be visited,” added the organization.

Throughout the course of the week, we’ll be sharing more information about the houses with you.  If you are in the UK, or possibly passing through in the Fall, we hope you get the opportunity to spend a few days in one of these homes.

Cite: Cilento, Karen. "Introducing Living Architecture" 12 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=68313>

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