Alain de Botton's Living Architecture concept allows people to find out what it is like to live in a fine piece of architecture, albeit for just a few days. While enjoying a pleasant holiday they might be taking their first steps to becoming clients themselves. An open-plan living space hunkered into its land is topped by four tent-like bedrooms above. Architecturally the roof form plays on the local vernacular gables and sheds, but is also an exploration in geometry.
Winner of RIBA Regional Client of the Year Award sponsored by Forticrete