OpenHouse London weekend 20 - 21 September 2014
London Open House is an architectural education charity which has four principal objectives:
. To foster public awareness and understanding of London's built environment and architecture by means of direct access, experience and debate.
. To promote an understanding of architecture and the public environment across all sections of the community, particularly with children and young people
. To encourage civic pride amongst the capital's residential and business community . To promote visual literacy and citizenship through the medium of architectural appreciation and understanding.
As part of their aims thay have arranged for buildings withing London to be open to the public for two days. In Putney you can visit:
Roehampton University - Parkstead House, Whitelands College
Holybourne Avenue, SW15 4JD, London, England
Beautifully sited Grade I listed neo-classical Palladian villa built for the 2nd Earl of Bessborough by the royal architect William Chambers, to house the Earl's celebrated collection of classical artefacts.
Roehampton University - Southlands Chapel
80 Roehampton Lane, SW15 5SL, London, England
Circular Methodist chapel designed by Sheppard Robson for the new location of Southlands College in 1997. The brief was to create a sense of place for a vibrant community.
Brandlehow Primary School
Brandlehow Road, SW15 2ED, London, England
Series of extensions to a listed modern school by Erno Goldfinger formed from prefabricated timber elements clad with cedar boards.
National Tennis Centre Sports Canopy
100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, SW15 5JQ, London, England
The world's first composite demountable air-beam canopy, spanning 42m, to support player training and development on the Centre's clay courts. Timeless nature of the arched form provides an inspirational and 'clutter free' playing environment attuned to players' needs. ICE London Award Winner and British Construction Industry UK Small Project of the Year 2011.
Roehampton King's Head Pub
1 Roehampton High Street, SW15 4HL, London, England
The present building dates from at least the 1670s, but was most likely to have originated as a farmhouse in the Medieval period. It is certainly the oldest building in Roehampton, and is probably the oldest secular building in the whole of Wandsworth Borough.
All properties in Wandsworth
September 3, 2014