Alain has long been passionate about modern architecture. As well as writing a book on the subject, he has been instrumental in starting a social enterprise called Living Architecture dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of world-class architecture.
Living Architecture has asked a series of great architects to build houses around the UK and has made these available to rent for holidays all year round.
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.
For information and news about the houses and to book a stay, please see the Living Architecture website.