More than 700 buildings are open to the public this weekend. Open House’s director Rory Olcayto selects his top 10
Burntwood School, Wandsworth, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Burntwood School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Source: Timothy Soar
Last year’s Stirling Prize winner, and probably the best BSF school ever.
Bevin Court, Islington, by Tecton Group
Bevin court staircase now red
Classic Modernism by Lubetkin’s Tecton Group. Compare and contrast with the Silchester Estate (below).
Silchester Estate, Kensington and Chelsea, by Haworth Tompkins
Silchester Garages by Haworth Tompkins
Bricks. Bricks. And more Bricks. Plus: bricks!
Richard Rogers house, Wimbledon
Back to the future. One of Richard Rogers’ earliest buildings, and still one of his best. Refurb by Gumuchdjian Architects.
Tin House, Shepherd’s Bush, by Henning Stummel Architects
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Up for the 2016 Stephen Lawrence Prize, a house clad in tin. ’Nuff said.
Mint Street, Bethnal Green, by Pitman Tozer
Mint Street by Pitman Tozer Architects
Tough, rail-side housing in brick that doesn’t bland you out like much of the New London Vernacular stuff that so many architects have fallen in love with.
Zig Zag Building, Westminster, by Lynch Architects
The Zig Zag building by Lynch Architects
Lynch Architects’ early projects promised much. Has it risen to the challenge of building big? (Yes, it has.)
Guy’s Cancer Centre, Southwark, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
2016 guys cancer centre
RSHP’s latest London addition. So is it one of Stirk’s or Harbour’s?
Salters’ Hall, City of London, by Basil Spence
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Mainstream Brutalism by an architect whom snobs foolishly, gleefully dismiss. The building was recently refurbished by De Metz Forbes Knight Architects.
Here East, Hackney, by Hawkins\Brown
For all the Nathan Barleys in the house this one’s for you: a tech innovation supershed in east London (where else?)