If you find yourself with a couple of spare hours this weekend, HEKKTA suggests you check out Open House London. Between the 22-23rd, London’s finest buildings and houses open their doors to the public. With 800 homes opening their doors, you can explore all the weird and wonderful designs of London houses.
Out of the 800 homes open this weekend to freely walk around, we have chosen 10 house to showcase below. Ranging from bright red houses to residences which you can climb all over, have a scroll down to see some of our favourites.
This revamped Victorian home in Ealing was designed by Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen of Office S&M. They created a colour scheme on the exterior of the house, which divides the childen’s bedrooms in the loft from the adult domain downstairs.
This bright red brick home may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s certainly gained it’s plaudits. Inside the interior is chic with an open plan design, so head down to East Dulwich to see for yourself!
This playful garden home is one of the more unique on the list with 800 plants covering the slanted roof. Designed by architects Jonathan Nicholls and Nick Hayhurst as a “hanging-basket roof”, it provides the workplace for Hackney-based leather-design duo Whitaker Malem.
“Open City has drawn attention to the wealth of architectural gems that London has to offer, from vast historic landmarks to smaller private homes” – Foster + Partners
The Sun Rain Rooms is one of our favourites on the list. Unlike most properties you will see in London, it has a very art deco feel to it and took home the top prize at the latest Don’t Move, Improve! awards, and is the workplace of architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu.
“One of my favourite events of the year, Open House offers the unparalleled opportunity to step inside the capital’s most interesting buildings. The vast selection of buildings on offer span from the intimate to the paramount. This is a first class education in architecture, and it’s free” – Christine Murray, Editor, Architects’ Journal.
Located in Shepherd’s Bush, this red tin property is home to the architect Henning Stummel and it certainly stands out from the rest. Six small red buildings are situated around a central courtyard and the architect ensured natural light ran through the whole settlement with plenty of skylights.
This six storey apartment block is encased in an external grid of stunning quarried stone, which were all carved by hand.