Join us at the London Open House!
London Open House is our favourite Architecture festival in the world and it starts this week!
We love it because it features zero special effects, zero narrative, symbols, concepts, metaphors, sarcasm and very little postmodernism. Instead, it shows buildings, which should be almost all architecture is about. The elementary idea of the festival is to open buildings up to the public, that are usually closed - and this amazingly includes private homes, which is a rarity. I urge everyone to check the website which lists and maps the open buildings this year: as there are several gems, including 10 Downing Street, Walter Segal's houses, Dennis Lasdun's Royal College of Physicians, 6a Architects' new project in Holborn, Chiswick House and Cafe (I will follow with a post of my favourites) and two of our projects.
Since 2017 we have taken part in every festival with at least one of our projects. It's an enjoyable and revealing experience for me. I get to meet several people with different interests in architecture or construction, or human behaviour. And it is revealing because people see and think differently and will always give me clever insights into how a space we designed can be perceived. For obvious reasons, we did not take part last year, but we are back this year with two projects we can't wait to share.
On September 11th and 12th (the following weekend), we will be at The House for a Cellist,10 Studd Street, N1 0QJ. This project has only just been completed so we do not have professional photos to share yet, for full event details please visit - you can combine this visit with a visit to Waugh Thistleton's carbon neutral building nearby.
We look forward to seeing you at the Open House Festival.