The Hunterian Gallery, Glasgow, has one of Mackintosh’s houses bursting from its brutalist concrete panelling.
The 70’s building is clad in a reconstruction of the house where Mackintosh lived, positioned roughly 100 meters from where it had previously existed. With the front steps removed, this strangely places the front door several feet off the ground.
CasAnus is a giant model of a human colon that can be lived in. Built by Aetelier Van Lieshout for the Verbeke Foundation, it contains a double bed, a table, a shower and - as you would expect - a toilet. Bookings can be made via: www.unusualhotelsoftheworld.com/casanus
120820 - Details from Soane’s Moggerhanger House, Bedfordshire.
Originally Moggerhanger was a small Georgian house, but when it was acquired by Godfrey Thornton, the director of the Bank of England at the time, the Bank’s architect John Soane was commissioned to remodel it between 1790 and 1793.
More substantial work would follow when Thornton’s son Stephen inherited the house. Soane continued from 1806 until the scheme was completed in 1812 while the Bank of England reconstruction was under way. Soane remodelled Moggerhanger entirely, enlarging it to the west, relocating the entrance to the north and reproofing the house completely. He incorporated his previous work from 1793, and maintained its symmetries and Classical axes. Soane experimented with decoration, using it as a prototype for his future work.
"A clean contemporary kitchen that preserves traces from the history of this Grade II listed house. Existing furniture from the old kitchen is integrated alongside contemporary appliances into the flush contemporary surfaces of this house for a butcher’s daughter and her family. An industrial palette of gloss white cabinets & tiling, stainless steel counter top, and brushed steel fittings are complemented by french oak flooring and solid walnut elements with curved detailing referencing existing nearby features within the room. A functional kitchen with a sense of warmth, familiarity and history." http://www.klassnik.com/pages/Knife%20Kitchen.html