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Top 10 buildings to see at Open House London

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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

Burntwood School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Source: Timothy Soar

Burntwood School by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Last year’s Stirling Prize winner, and probably the best BSF school ever.

Bevin Court, Islington, by Tecton Group

Bevin court staircase now red

Bevin court staircase now red

Staircase at Bevin Court

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

Silchester Garages by Haworth Tompkins

Silchester Estate by Haworth Tompkins

Bricks. Bricks. And more Bricks. Plus: bricks!

Richard Rogers house, Wimbledon

Rogers crop

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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160806 Henning Stummel Tin House 095

Tin House by Henning Stummel Architects

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

Mint Street by Pitman Tozer Architects

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

The Zig Zag building 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

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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Salters’ Hall, City of London, by Basil Spence

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?)

The Open House London app is available to dowload from the AppStore and Google Play 

Hard copies of the Open House London guide are available to buy at www.openhouselondon.org.uk/shop

Visit www.openhouselondon.org.uk for more information

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