grayson perry + FAT: house for essex
 
grayson perry + FAT: house for essex
oct 03, 2012

grayson perry + FAT: house for essex

‘a house for essex’ by grayson perry with FAT architecture, harwich, england image © FAT / living architecture

 

 

 

international practice FAT architecture teamed up with local english artist grayson perry in designing the ‘house for essex,’ an avant-garde residential model covered in mosaics, tapestries, sculptures and ceramics that tell the story of the mythical essex woman called julie.

 

overlooking the river stour near harwich, the two bedroom house will be available to rent by the general public beginning in 2014, as the permit to build in a natural reservation has just been acquired. the dwelling stands as a cross between a gingerbread house and a chapel with a jovial play in scale, complete with an infinite attention to details that illustrate julie’s life and accomplishments, in hopes that it will change the world’s view of essex women. 

grayson perry FAT designboom the avant-garde residential model covered in mosaics, tapestries and sculptures

grayson perry FAT designboom overlooking the river stour near harwich, the two bedroom house will be available to rent by the general public

grayson perry + FAT: house for essexthe dwelling stands as a cross between a gingerbread house and a chapel with a jovial play in scale

grayson perry + FAT: house for essex north elevation

grayson perry + FAT: house for essex west elevation

grayson perry + FAT: house for essex ground floor plan

grayson perry + FAT: house for essex first floor plan

grayson perry + FAT: house for essex site plan

grayson perry + FAT: house for essex site plan detail

  • Oh yeah, and if you don’t understand the difference between either ideologies, it’s best that you don’t comment on architecture.

    Des
  • Curious how many of the above commentators actually studied architecture or understand FAT. Their aesthetics are probably not the most appealing of current starchitects, but no other firms are as loyal as they when it comes to post-modern principles. Meanwhile, every two bit enjoys the neo-Modernist geometric Leviathans that abandons ornamentation for souless iconography (which ironically isn’t even honest to their ‘less is more’ ideology.) But hey, at least the self-referential nature of neo-Modernism is congruent with you self-righteous narcissists.

    Des
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