This weekend I travelled to the seaside town of Margate, Kent to visit the Turner Contemporary art gallery designed by David Chipperfield. The gallery opened in 2011 and has been criticised for being “alien, brutal and bleak.” The building cost £17.5m, and was it was hoped that it would aid the regeneration of the town.
A House For Essex is a purpose-built holiday home which tells the story of the fictional Essex character Julie Cope. The building is the realisation of a partnership between contemporary British artist Grayson Perry and architect Charles Holland, from the now-disbanded London studio FAT Architecture. A House For Essex is situated down a private lane in the rural village of Wrabness, on the North Essex Coast.