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July 9 2010

Nord’s Shingle House readies for first tenants
Living Architecture has unveiled an anticipated completion date for Nord Architecture’s Shingle House in Dungeness, Kent. October 29.

From that date holiday makers will be able to sample life in a home designed by a top contemporary architect, as part of a bid to enhance the appreciation of architecture amongst the general public.

Brainchild of Alain de Botton, Living Architecture’s creative director, the initiative is designed to showcase how the quality of our environment can impact on our happiness.

These ideas fermented whilst de Botton was in process of writing his latest book, The Architecture of Happiness.

Nord’s home is one of five being constructed throughout the UK, with the intention to maintain production of one new home per year into the future.

Other architects involved in the project include Peter Zumthor, Michael & Patty Hopkins, Jarmund/Vigsnaes Architects & MVRDV.
Comprising a bold form of tarred shingles the home is designed to respond to a dramatic setting which includes nearby Dungeness nuclear power station
Comprising a bold form of tarred shingles the home is designed to respond to a dramatic setting which includes nearby Dungeness nuclear power station
Locals are unhappy that an historic fishermans cottage was bulldozed o make way for Nord's vision
Locals are unhappy that an historic fishermans cottage was bulldozed o make way for Nord's vision

6 Comments

Local
#1 Posted by Local on 14 Jul 2010 at 15:36 PM
"Locals are unhappy that an historic fishermans cottage was bulldozed to make way for Nord's vision"

How sad. Let us hope that this isn't happening in other places also?
Emperor's New Clothes
#2 Posted by Emperor's New Clothes on 27 Jul 2010 at 23:12 PM

You having a laugh right?
wang
#3 Posted by wang on 28 Jul 2010 at 09:48 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing what this actually looks like internally, the press-friendly 3d images that i've seen give little or no clue to it...
Elliot Dungeness
#4 Posted by Elliot Dungeness on 31 Jul 2010 at 13:28 PM

"Comprising a bold form of tarred shingles the home is designed to respond to a dramatic setting which includes nearby Dungeness nuclear power station"

A couple of pitched roofs with tarred materials..... groundbreaking?

Rhubarb
robert fair
#5 Posted by robert fair on 6 Oct 2010 at 12:50 PM
looks what it is tard sheds what planet is he from
robert fair
#6 Posted by robert fair on 6 Oct 2010 at 12:53 PM
looks what it is tard sheds what planet is he from

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