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Damien Hirst is Extending His Historic London Home – Downwards

Damien Hirst is Extending His Historic London Home – Downwards
Damien Hirst is Extending His Historic London Home – Downwards, Hanover Terrace, London (designed by Sir John Nash) of which Hirst owns a portion
Hanover Terrace, London (designed by Sir John Nash) of which Hirst owns a portion

Damien Hirst has outgrown his 14-bedroom, nineteenth century London home. As reported by Hyperallergic, Hirst is in the process of enlarging his villa – downwards. In the spirit of the London 'super-basement' trend, for which the Royal Boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea first took opposition to in 2014, the Turner Prize-winning artist's plans appear to be some of the most ambitious yet. The proposed subterranean warren of rooms—including a sauna, a steam room, a cargo elevator leading to a double height "art room", and an 82-foot long swimming pool—will all be excavated from his half-acre back garden. Although the plans have faced local opposition the artist's "lair", designed by Purcell, is now set for construction.

Section: Damien Hirst's planned superbasement. Image via Westminster City Council (London)
Section: Damien Hirst's planned superbasement. Image via Westminster City Council (London)
Section: Damien Hirst's planned superbasement. Image via Westminster City Council (London)
Section: Damien Hirst's planned superbasement. Image via Westminster City Council (London)
Footprint and extension. Image Courtesy of Benjamin Sutton (Hyperallergic)
Footprint and extension. Image Courtesy of Benjamin Sutton (Hyperallergic)

London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Takes Stand Against Super-Basements

Story via Hyperallergic

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Damien Hirst is Extending His Historic London Home – Downwards" 11 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/781944/damien-hirsts-is-extending-his-historic-london-home-nil-downwards/> ISSN 0719-8884
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