Garth Clark wrote about Grayson Perry and FAT Architecture’s A House for Essex earlier this year, calling the home/architectural narrative/gallery space “a holiday home encrusted with sculptures, ceramics and tapestries fit for a drag queen.”
The two-bedroom, ceramic-clad house near Harwich tells the story of a fictional woman named Julie and will be available to rent through Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture project once the building is constructed, hopefully by 2015. If you read our earlier post, you’d know that this building, ostensibly FAT’s last project, has encountered some challenges in its realization, not the least of which were cranky neighbors who derided it to local district councilpeople as “psuedo-subversive neo-kitsch.”
Apparently the story goes deeper than eloquently-worded harangues by the project’s detractors. The BBC wrote recently that the project will be featured in a show titled “Grayson’s Great Design,” which follows the Turner Prize-winning and the CBE-honored artist as he attempts to finish the home on time and on budget.
Fear not, however, progress is clearly being made. Dezeen ran pictures recently which show that structural work has been completed on Grayson’s home. We’ve included them here.
Above image: Grayson Perry and FAT Architecture’s A House for Essex is under construction. Photograph from Dezeen.