Alain has long been passionate about modern architecture. Aside from writing a book on the subject, Alain was instrumental in starting a new organisation called Living Architecture, which has asked a series of established and emerging world-class architects to build houses around the UK. The houses will be available to rent for holidays by the general public.
The inspiration for Living Architecture came from a desire for people to be able to experience what it is like to live, eat and sleep in a space designed by an outstanding architectural practice. Whilst there are examples of great modern buildings in Britain, they tend to be in places that one passes through (eg. airports, museums, offices), and the few modern houses that exist are almost all in private hands and cannot be visited.
Living Architecture will start to open its houses for holiday rentals in the spring of 2010. Please sign up here for news updates to be kept in touch and to make bookings.