ART|HOUSE Haven’t you always wanted to live in a milk crate?

Now here’s your chance. At this very moment, ART|HOUSE is being built in Powis Square W11 from 4000 milk crates and will be complete by this Friday 19 June 2015. Check out all the FREE workshops available from 19-28 June as part of InTRANSIT Festival 2015.

If you write for a blog, magazine, or news source, or if you’re into photography and videography, please read on!


DATE: Friday 19th June 2015
TIME: 6pm
PLACE: Powis Square, W11 2AZ

EVENT: Launch of ART|HOUSE architectural pop-up commission and UK’s first DIY art school, as part of InTRANSIT Festival

ART|HOUSE – a bold new exploration of arts, education and architecture, 19 – 28 June | Powis Square

Project Leader: Tim Burke
Architect: Jo Hagan
Community Workshop Leader: Sarah Hoyle

Designed by Jo Hagan and Use Architects/The Institute Of Light, ART|HOUSE is built from 4000 milk crates and features as part of the London Festival Of Architecture #LFA2015.

The project was commissioned by Kensington and Chelsea’s InTRANSIT festival of Art and Performance who were approached by Portobello Pop-Up cinema founder Tim Burke with the idea.

As well as being visually striking the design of the structure promises to be highly practical. The milk crates used in this project will go back into regular use and the design of the school means it can be either be packed down and delivered to any new location, or simply replicated using this cost effective and environmentally responsible method of build. This versatility is key to the project as it has been commissioned to house an intriguing curriculum.

Experienced arts workshop leader Sarah Hoyle has been pairing together artists with local community groups who will devise the courses together using common ground as the starting point.

The project has been generously supported by funds and grants including Arts Council England (via InTRANSIT Festival) and City Living Local Life. We are also grateful for the support of The Notting Hill Improvements Group, Ken Lewis Engineering and the Tabernacle Theatre.

The build is now underway and will be complete by Friday 19 June.

Members of the press are invited to visit the site this week – as the structure is being built – or during the festival (19-28 June), when it is being utilised as a DIY art school. 

For more information and to book a visit, please email


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