Architecture

Open House London 19 -20 September 2009

The Wallpaper* Edit

Open House London brings good design to the masses, opening up great swathes of the capital's best building stock in order to demonstrate architecture at its most exhilarating.

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About Open House London

Open House London has established itself as a key date in the calendar for inquisitive architecture enthusiasts. Refining its program through more than fifteen years of experience, the architecture education organisation brings architecture to the wider public, challenging and building our perception of the built environment. This year, Wallpaper has delved into the organisation's databases and drawn up an edit of the thirty finest contemporary buildings on this list. From behind the scenes tours of iconic public spaces to well-concealed private houses, you can click through our selection on the map above.

We're also proud to present interactive floorplans of the five of London's best new-build houses, allowing you to undertake a virtual visit around these fine examples of urban residential architecture. All are opening their doors in 2009.

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Floorplans

Gap House, W2

Eking new space out of a tight urban site is one thing, but ensuring that the finished result has exceptional environmental performance is another…

Sunken House, N1

David Adjaye's simple cube house located in the conservation area of De Beauvoir town in London’s Hackney…

Michaelis House, W10

The Michaelis House, at 95a Oxford Gardens W10, makes cunning use of London's strict planning laws by expanding the urban site in the only possible way - downwards…

Shoreditch Prototype House, E2

For those of you who think that ecologically sensible green prototype houses belong to the leafy countryside; think again…

85 Swains Lane, N6

When Eldrige Smerin Architects were approached by a client with a house in Highgate, it was clear that this was a site without equal…

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