Alain de Botton tweeted this morning, “The boat is live."
A Room for London is a one-bedroom installation, available to rent by the public for night-long stays throughout 2012. During the year it will also transmit a programme of writing, performance and music.
The one-bedroom installation, built by Living Architecture and designed by David Kohn Architects in collaboration with the artist Fiona Banner, will stay on top of the roof throughout 2012. It will provide guests with a place of refuge and reflection amidst the flow of traffic at this iconic location in the capital. The lower and upper decks offer extraordinary views, by day and night, of a London panorama that stretches from Big Ben to St Paul’s cathedral.
Living Architecture, which de Botton is involved with, describes itself as "a social enterprise dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of world-class modern architecture.” Cool ideas all the way around.