living architecture: UK holiday rentals
living architecture: UK holiday rentals living architecture: UK holiday rentals
may 12, 2011

living architecture: UK holiday rentals

‘balancing barn’ by MRVDV image © edmund sumner




living architecture a new social enterprise has been set up to revolutionize both architecture and UK holiday rentals, for people who want to ‘experience what it is like to live, eat and sleep in a space designed by an outstanding architectural practice’.


three recently completed houses are ready to be booked, while another two are set to follow. in suffolk, the dune house by JVA and the balancing barn by MVRDV provide contrastingly different environments, while the shingle house by nord architecture is located in kent. all in fascinating locations, the dwellings have all been meticulously designed for comfort and aesthetic delight. each residence can room between eight to nine people, with prices starting from just £20 per person per night.

‘balancing barn’ by MVRDV images courtesy of living architecture




meanwhile in the city, there is another living architecture project underway: a room for london – david kohn and fiona banner’s winning design – will begin construction on the roof of the queen elizabeth hall. advance bookings will be available through the living architecture website from 8th september 2011.

‘shingle house’ by nord architecture images courtesy of nord architecture

‘shingle house’ by nord architecture images courtesy of living architecture

‘dune house’ by JVA + mole architects images courtesy of mole architecture

‘dune house’ by JVA + mole architects images courtesy of living architecture

  • Hello,

    Love the site, but I was wondering why I had so much trouble reading any of the comments added. I found my eyes skipping whole paragraphs in self-defense and wondered if I had finally gotten word lazy.

    But then I noticed it.

    You don’t use capital letters. Capital letters were invented for a reason; they make reading sentences a lot easier. Please try to use them, for the sake of your readers. It’s annoying, unprofessional and looks lazy. Luckily it’s easily avoided.

    Babet says:
  • the “architecture” of the silver cigarette carton bugs me more than the text. yes, babet, that’s what it’s missing, a couple of columns complete with corinthian capitals.

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    nicey says:
  • This is so great! I would love to be able to stay in these places and actually experience them, especially the MVRDV house.
    A completely new take on country houses. Fantastic!

    am says:

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