Damien Hirst to build eco-homes, possibly full of formaldehyde
World’s richest artist Damien Hirst, best known for preserved sharks and diamond-encrusted skulls and having his assistants make all his artwork, apparently owns an obscene amount of land in Ilfracombe parish, Devon, England. And he wants to use it to build a development of 500 “eco-homes.”
Hirst will collaborate with an architecture firm to design the buildings, which will have your full complement of green features:
Sustainable features … include wind turbines embedded in the roofs, photovoltaic panels and advanced insulation, all of which will be sensitively incorporated to reference the existing flavour of Ilfracombe’s residential architecture.
According to a spokesperson, Hirst “has a horror of building anonymous, lifeless buildings. He wants these houses to be the kind of homes he would want to live in.” The mind boggles.
Damien Hirst to build eco homes in Devon, World Architecture News.