Who's opening up their premises in Wandsworth
Open House London celebrates all that is best about thecapital’s buildings, places and neighbourhoods. Every September it gives a unique opportunity to get out and under the skin of London’s amazing architecture, with over 700 buildings of all kinds opening their doors to everyone – all for free. The dates for 2013 are 21 & 22 September.
The full programme has details and opening times of all buildings and events.
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Open House was started in 1992 as a small, not-for-profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital's building design and architecture. The intention was to open up London's splendid buildings to the general public who don't otherwise have access. The organisers saw this as a way of helping the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgements on architecture.
The following buildings will be open in Wandsworth this year.
Designed and built as Battersea's Town Hall and home to BAC for the last 30 years. Striking features include a glass bee mosaic floor.
Hosting site visits as part of Open House for the first time and the last opportunity to see one of London's most iconic buildings before it is renovated.
Series of extensions to a listed modern school by Erno Goldfinger formed from prefabricated timber elements clad with cedar boards.
Refurbishment of, and extension to, a 5-storey house with diamond-shaped footprint. A large void has opened up between the basement and ground floor.
Former Royal Patriotic orphanage by Henry Saxon Snell 1871, converted to school 1883, with 1896 additions.
Single-space, double-height purpose-built architects' studio 60 metres long - part of a larger river-side building that has 30 apartments.
Exceptional example of the 'super cinema style' of the 1930s with outstanding Gothic interior by Theodore Komisarjevsky.
The world's first composite demountable air-beamcanopy, spanning 42m, to support player training and development on the Centre's clay courts.
Lowered rear of house achieving a level glassy kitchen/dining/living/garden terrace, with loft under ridge, all eco-friendly.
Nine Elms on South Bank is the largest regeneration zone in central London. Walk includes talk on history of Vauxhall.
Beautiful Grade II listed Victorian ex-water tower overlooking Battersea Park lake. Now houses a contemporary art gallery.
Grade II listed, this is the oldest Quaker meeting house in Greater London (1778), with original panelling and a ministers' gallery.
The present building dates from at least the 1670s, but was most likely to have originated as a farmhouse in the Medieval period.
Beautifully sited Grade I listed neo-classical Palladian villa built for the 2nd Earl of Bessborough by the royal architect William Chambers.
Centrepiece building of the RCA's Battersea Campus housing the printmaking, photography and Innovation RCA departments.
Classic Grade I listed Georgian church with outstanding interior and monuments. New engraved glass doors by Sally Scott.
An imposing white brick building with large bay window and original Arts and Crafts ceilings. Former reference library (1887).
Existing minute bathroom and garden, transformed designing a first floor luxury projected bathroom and level decked garden, creating another room.
The pool measures 100 x 33 yards and contains one million gallons of unheated water. Modernised in the 1930s hence the iconic, multi-coloured …
Built in the Victorian grand design, a radial pattern of wings and landings from a central point with an impressive gatehouse.
September 6, 2013