I love, love love this. Writer Alain de Botton decided after completing his book The Architecture of Happiness, that he hadn't done enough to promote the development of quality spaces for humans to spend their time in, so he founded Living Architecture, an organization devoted to "the promotion and enjoyment of world-class architecture."
Toward that end, Living Architecture has commissioned a selection of wonderful modern architects to design houses around Britian that are available for rent by the general public. The purpose of this enterprise is "to allow people to experience what it is like to live, eat and sleap in a space designed by an outstanding architectural practice."
Funny, that's what we at Hometta want to do, too.
I just learned about Living Architecture this morning via Hermann Miller's excellent Lifework blog, and can't wait to hear more.