We absolutely love Open House and thought we’d recommend our personal highlights of this year’s programme:
Photography studio, screenwriter’s retreat and flexible family space. 1200 handmade tiles represent the digital age, creating a playful ‘pixelated’ façade. Construction took 4 weeks, assisted by students from the University of East London.
170 Albert Road, Leyton, E10 6PB
New ceramics centre for the Lee Valley, covering the entire top floor of an old hardware factory. Three rooms, providing just over 8000 sq ft of floor space; the main room is capped by its original saw-tooth glass roof feature.
11 Argall Avenue, E10 7QE
2-bedroom Certified Passivhaus, built in Cross laminated timber in a conservation area.
32A Lansdowne Drive, E8 3EG
A wrap around extension with internal atrium; a high opening rooflight and external glass block wall introduce light while maintaining privacy. The material palette is honest and open; a sliding door opens onto a patio with inbuilt seating.
43 Lavers Road, N16 0DU
Modernist extension to Hackney's German Hospital, closed 1987 and converted into flats in 1999.
10 Fassett Square, E8 1BF
Artist's studio/home/gallery in a land-locked site in Hackney. Features cantilevered steel stair and a bespoke terraced garden to the roof.
27 Buckingham Road, N1 4DG
Goldfinger's unique Modernist home, largely in original condition. Designed for flexibility, efficient use of space and good day-lighting. Complete with fittings and furniture designed by Goldfinger and an impressive modern art collection.
2 Willow Road, Hampstead, NW3 1TH
This monumental Grade II listed college with massive brick tower gives commanding views to the City and Docklands.
Champion Park, SE5 8BQ
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