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Wednesday 2 October 2013

Down at the Front

My search for strange homes received an unusual boost today from the BBC's newsite. They have a feature on the work of artist Alex Chinneck, who has created what can be best described as a house whose frontage has slipped. It's that simple, though I'm sure it wasn't! The facade of the house in Margate gently slopes down towards the road as though lowered like a blind. I love it, though I do wonder where you'd end up if you tried to go through the front door.
Alex Chinneck has more examples of his work on his website, plus additional images of the slippy house named 'From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes'.


  1. Oh wow, that's so weird, and cool!

  2. It's certainly weird, but it's also quite mesmerising. I find myself drawn to look at it again and again. It's almost as though the glue holding the facade onto the house has failed, letting us peer into otherwise private/ hidden spaces. Mind you, it looks a bit of a mess inside! You'd think they might have cleaned up a little!

  3. Haha yeah, how unorganised of them! ;-)