Harvard University is offering professionals the chance to live rent-free in Richard Rogers’ Wimbledon House in London as part of its new fellowship programme.
Rogers donated Wimbledon House – which he designed in 1968 for his parents – to Harvard Graduate School of Design in April last year, and it is currently undergoing restoration by British architect Philip Gumuchdjian before welcoming its first residents.
‘Philip Gumuchdjian will put the house back to what it was,’ says Rogers.
The pre-fabricated single-storey dwelling is Grade II-listed, and features a bright-yellow steel frame and a glazed facade. Rogers designed it with moveable partitions so the interior space can be easily configured as the needs of the inhabitants change.
Harvard’s Richard Rogers Fellowship is open to individuals working in fields relating to the built environment, including landscape architects, designers, architects, historians and researchers. Successful candidates will win a $10,000 prize, flights to London and three months rent-free accommodation in the Modernist residence, which will also host lectures and events next year.
Prospective candidates must apply by 28 November and winners will be announced in February 2017.
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