A Room for London is a riverboat-inspired one-bedroom installation perched atop The Queen Elizabeth Hall during 2012.
Throughout the year Artangel has invited a range of writers, musicians and artists to stay here, using their time aboard to create new works or performances.
The first ‘Sounds from a Room’ performance is by Andrew Bird, a Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist working with violin, guitar, voice and glockenspiel – plus a double spinning horn speaker – and was recorded in January.
Built by Living Architecture and designed by David Kohn Architects in collaboration with the artist Fiona Banner, A Room for London is more than a hotel room: it’s an observatory, a retreat and a studio. To hear Fiona Banner and David Kohn describe the project, click here.
A Room for London is a collaboration between Living Architecture and Artangel, in association with Southbank Centre and the London 2012 Festival.