Tony Fretton Architects: Olympic Artist Anish Kapoor’s House


What with the London 212 Olmpics just around the corner, how fitting to post about the home of Anish Kapoor, co-designer of this, the largest sculpture in the UK.

It’s caused much debate among the British public and art critics alike; on one hand being lauded for its wild and unexpected nature, and on the other torn to pieces for it’s lack of universal appeal. Personally, I much prefer Kapoor’s other work, such as Cloud Gate (or Bean, as it’s been nicknamed) in Chicago.

While Kapoor likes using splashes of colour in his work, the architects hired to work on his own home obviously left most of the daring creative ideas to the Turner Prize winning artist himself. Tony Fretton Architects have created a space synonous more with a gallery than a house. There’s plenty of open, blank, white spaces perfect for Kapoor + fam to fill.with their favourite pieces. There arn’t many pictures I’m afraid, but I found the floor plan interesting. Such a long, thin unusual space.  The link to the full page is here.staircase

Glass, stone and white looks a bit chilly – I hope there’s good underfloor heating!

I like getting glimpses and sneak peeks of other parts of a house through windows and glass panels.

I wonder what living in such a corridor space is like?

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