Design for living

Open House is unique in that you see great architecture and design at first hand. Whether it’s a renewed look at your own neighbourhood, or exploration of a new area, our open buildings and expert-led tours will affect how you feel about your city and the way we live.

Private homes
With 100 private homes and residential buildings showcased, Open House again gave an opportunity to get an insiders’ view of great domestic design and tips – whether they are contemporary award-winners such as Neo Bankside, Kew House or 44 Willoughby Road, 60s designs such as Cressingham Gardens, or ecohomes.

There were also lots of interesting housing to compare from post-war social housing such as Spa Green Estate, Alexandra Road to new mixed-tenure solutions such as the huge regeneration project underway at East Village London E20, or the development of new housing by Peabody at Three Colts Lane.

Towers and views
Of course Open House is all about contrasts in type, scale and period – and again this year we had exclusives on iconic towers offering incredible views: 30 St Mary Axe (aka the Gherkin) and Tower 42.

If you want to experience Open House abroad, see openhouseworldwide.org for international events and dates (there are now over 20 worldwide)


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