High and dry

The Frontier House

Daniel Stier’s project The Frontier House looks at new housing and communities in the UK. The sudden arrival of instant nature and landscaping and the juxtaposition between newness and what existed on the site before / Operation Redsand Forts proposes the transformation of the Thames Estuary’s Redsand Forts into a hotel and leisure complex (via The Spaces). The forts are rusting hulks (via the excellent Caroline’s Miscellany, which has an ongoing series on the memorials at the Postman’s Park), slowly being reclaimed by the waves. Would a hotel work? The existing Spitbank Fort in the Solent is around £750 night / Colossus is the making-of video of a massive illustration of New York by Patrick Vale / candy in the park: Serpentine Pavilion 2015.

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