Would you stay in Grayson Perry’s home?
- 16th September 2014
- Crazy but True Stories
Grayson Perry has built a Hansel and Gretel themed home in the heart of Essex.
Turner prize winning artist Grayson Perry has erected a Hansel and Gretel style home in the heart of Essex, in conjunction with leading philosopher Alan de Botton and London based practice – Fat Architecture.
Inspired by wooden Russian architecture, the building resembles a chapel. However it is uniquely covered in 2,000 green and white tiles, designed by Perry himself. Perched on the roof are enormous aluminium sculptures of a painted egg, a naked pregnant woman and a weather vane that looks like a ship’s compass.
Mirroring Perry’s personality, the building is vividly colourful, counteracting the quiet landscape in which it’s situated. The interior is set to be just as daring, as it’s based around Perry’s most noteworthy artworks.
The building is part of the Living Architecture project, meaning it will be open to the public for short-stays lending them intimate access to world leading design and the opportunity to let their imaginations roam free.
Although staying in Grayson Perry’s world might be too garish for some, we’re sure queues the length of Essex will be forming for the chance to gain full access to Perry’s latest wacky endeavour.
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