We love… A House for Essex by Grayson Perry

As part of cultural critic Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture series, Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry proposed plans for a holiday house in Essex that takes inspiration from fairytales, local follies and cultural eccentricities.

The house, due for completion in 2014, is a collaborative effort between Perry and architectural practice FAT (Fashion Architecture Taste), and will complement the roaming landscape of the East Coast of England.

Entitled A House for Essex (and only approved yesterday, after a second proposal attempt), the property will feature two bedrooms and towerettes on the roof, while the interior will be elaborately completely clad with Perry’s work, including rich tapestries, ceramics and sculptures that reference both ancient and modern themes, much like the narrative behind the holiday home.

Commenting on the project to The Guardian newspaper, de Botton explained that it would be a building “intensely alive to history and location, taking art and architecture in entirely new and thought-provoking directions”.

You can read more about the living Architecture series here, including A Room for London and the much-anticipated Shingle House in Dungeness, Kent. – Samantha Fox

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