Living Architecture A Room for London - The Boat

A Room for London - The Boat

Posted by Niven & Joshua on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 - Leave a comment


To celebrate the Olympic year of 2012, Living Architecture commissioned a temporary building positioned in central London, a room with a unique vantage point. The one-bedroom boat was picked as the winner in an open competition run by Living Architecture and Artangel, in association with the Southbank Centre. Five hundred architects and artists from around the world submitted entries.

David Kohn and Fiona Banner drew inspiration from the riverboat, the Roi des Belges, captained by Joseph Conrad whilst in the Congo in 1890, a journey echoed in his most famous work Heart of Darkness. 

Perched high above the city, the beautifully crafted space offers a unique and playful perspective on an area of London more commonly seen from river level. One night stays at this unique location between July-Dec 2012 nights are open for online booking from 19th January 2012. You’ll have to be quick; January to June 2012 nights went live on 8th Sept 2011, and sold out in just minutes.