TP376 Balancing Barn

Description
A Countryside Barn Balances Tradition and Experimantation Thorington – in 2008, Swiss philosoper Alain De Botton set out to democratize contemporary design. As a follow up to his book The Architecture of Happiness, De Botton established a vacation rental non-profit called Living Architecture and appointed Mark Robinson, the former manager of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilions, as its director. By renting out bespoke holiday homes at affordable rates, Living Architecture wants the public to experience ‘what it is like to live, eat and sleep in a space designed by an outstanding architectural practice’ – a luxury usually reserved for a lucky few. Living Architecture’s growing portfolio for homes includes exquisite contemporary homes by Hopkins Architects, NORD; Jarmund/Vigsnaes Architects and Kohn Architects. Two additional homes by Peter Zumthor and FAT Architects and Greyson Perry are scheduled for 2014.
People

Architect

Civil Engineer

Client

Living Architecture

Owner

Time & Place

Status

built

Date

01/01/2010

Address

{52.31364428667603,1.5530152100952819}

Specifications

Floors

Floors: 1

Height

Height: 6

Staircases

Units per Staircase 

Units per Floor 

Units

Unit Area

Plot Area

Floor Area Typical

Area Total

Podium Area

Courtyard Area

Ground floor Area

Residents

Parking Spaces

Taxonomy

Organisation

1 appartment

Material

Steel, Wood

Structure

steel frame

Usage

Housing

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