A Room for London

© Charles Hosea
© Charles Hosea
© Charles Hosea
Tuesday May 21 2013 0:00
Perched on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with a commanding view of the river, this wonderfully whimsical temporary hotel room was designed by David Kohn Architects in collaboration with artist Fiona Banner in response to a competition organised by Living Architecture. It looks like a boat washed up by a freak high tide on the Thames and has proved a poetic addition to the Southbank skyline, playing host to numerous artists, musicians and thinkers as well as paying punters. After a reprieve in 2013, we're delighted that it will be staying at the Southbank Centre for 2014 – offering Londoners and visitors the opportunity to stay for a night in this lofty yet surprisingly cosy space. Nights, which cost £300 (for up to two people) are sold via three-monthly ballots throughout the year. For details of the next one, keep an eye on www.living-architecture.com/contact.asp