01 October 2010

house


Collected at the Whitstable Biennale this summer, this house was from Heidi Plant's "Moving House" project.  Each wooden house was numbered and she asked that you take a picture and send it to her with the number.  This, I think, is number 531 but it may be 532.  I forgot to write the number down each time I visited the allotment where it sits in the garden in front of the shed, and now it is too faded to read.  I like the tropical looking location.

I have another little house, number 111 - a second home? -  that sits on the mantelpiece in my bedroom among the stones and shells I've brought home this summer. I'm not sure it's going to stay there so have not taken a picture yet.  If only moving house was as easy as picking it up from the mantelpiece.  I keep thinking how nice it would be to have a house by the sea, or with a sunny garden big enough to grow vegetables, a house that is warmer in the winter and lighter all year round, one that has less dust.

A caravan, perhaps...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This really reminds me of one of the finalists in the competition to design insect hotels run by the City of London this summer.

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/95CDC2D3-B600-4F5C-9250-64D75DC5AC8C/0/OS_CG_InsectHotelCrawlwalksleaflet240610.pdf

My children and I spent a lovely day taking in all five of the finalists. I especially liked the Arup designed at St Dunstan's in the East.


Joan

colleen said...

Joan

However did I miss those? They are fabulous. The Arup design puts me in mind of the Buckminster Fuller inspired houses i saw last yaer in a couple of places.