Short-term holidays are designed to provide refuge from the city and inspire creativity.

A Room for London is a boat-shaped, thought-provoking, one-bedroom installation perched on top of the Queen Elizabeth hall at the Sounthbank Centre in London. Remaining in place throughout 2012, this unique pop-up retreat is available to the public to rent for life-enhancing one-night stays and a number of artists have been invited to spend time there to create new works.

The installation was built by Living Architecture and designed by David Kohn Architects in collaboration with artist Fiona Banner. It was inspired by the Roi des Belges, the boat Joseph Conrad used to navigate up the River Congo in the late nineteenth century before writing Heart of Darkness. 

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