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Planning officers in ‘Interesting House Building Consent’ shock!

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At a time when planning officers are giving the go-ahead to thousands of identikit toy-town houses in villages and towns across the country, I’m delighted to say that this piece of gloriously bonkers architecture has been passed for construction.

Designed by artist Grayson Perry with renowned architects FAT and supported by the brilliant Living Architecture, this house was supported strongly by the local community in North Essex and should be completed in 2014 and available for holiday lets.

It’s part barn, part church, part gingerbread house; blending in with the environment yet making a statement with its decorative walls and rooftop orbs.

No doubt its green credentials are everywhere, from foundations to rafters, but most importantly for me it shows that there’s still wiggle room for creativity and personality in architecture.

Anyone know of anything wonderful or truly unique being built in Oxfordshire or Bucks at the mo?





3 comments on “Planning officers in ‘Interesting House Building Consent’ shock!”

  • The Table of Zekki October 3, 2012

    Reminds me of the gingerbread construction competition on TV last night!

  • Alison Court October 3, 2012

    thought you would get great joy from this! axx


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