In yesterday's London Times newspaper, The Cratehouse in Castleford, Yorkshire was named one of the top ten works of public art in the U.K.
Created by German artists Wolfgang Winter and Berthold Hörbelt, it's made out of hundreds of bottle crates perched on a shipping container.
In their book on Fleeting Architecture and Hideouts, Robert Klanten and Lukas Feiress saw The Cratehouse as part of a general trend for modular building and another brick - or is it crate? - in the wall of architects
losing their traditional sovereign right to the formal design of buildings/spaces...the overthrow of established etiquette in our built surroundings...
What's great about The Cratehouse is that it's a mad mix of the beautiful and the useful.
So experimental film-maker Katie Clark has made this:
And for two years, the object has been used for poetry readings, school workshops, meetings of the Rotary Club, even as a Santa's
Grotto and halloween hideout.
A brilliant combination of walk-through sculpture - described by the artists as a space of light - and usable object.
The artwork was commissioned by Arts Council England, Yorkshire, curated by Yorkshire Sculpture Park and managed by City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council. Its fabrication was supported by Northern Containers, Hessle Fork Trucks Ltd. and HDS Associates.