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Chipperfield's English country idyll crowned best house in the world


Sure seems it doesn't take much to win accolades from the AR these days. "Greatest house in the world" ? Personally, I would have said Richard Neutra's "Kaufmann" house, circa (1946) did "Minimalist Modernism" somewhat better. I doubt Fayland house,barely compares either as a house or as a work of art. I really do not wish tobe unkind or take anything away from such an exalted accomplishment but I do wonder exactly whom is kidding whom in the rarefied world of architectural grandiose conceit. Clearly, it simply is not a (family house) with all the necessary and myriad of functions such a building would need to fulfil. It would have been more fittting to have put it straight into an episode of grand designs. They seem to like "Sterile"

Posted date

29 September, 2015

Posted time

2:24 pm