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September 22, 2011

Britain's Cutting-Edge Architecture

By Joshua David Stein | Arts + Culture, Hotel

Britain's Living Architecture program
Balancing Barn. Photo by MVRDV, The Balancing Barn 2010/ © Living Architecture

Among the winners of the Royal Institute of British Architects 2011 RIBA Awards are a few brilliant buildings one can actually sleep in. The cantilevered Balancing Barn (rooms, from $40, above), in Suffolk, and the Shingle House (rooms, from $35), a small barn-like structure on the scenic Dungeness beach in Kent, are part of the Living Architecture program, which offers design-savvy travelers cutting-edge shelters. living-architecture.co.uk.