Open House Adventures
Open House lets people step inside a wealth of beautiful buildings, celebrating architecture that is not usually open to the public.
SODA took full advantage of the programme this year, soaking up the opportunities to explore world class architecture, from intimate private homes to the iconic landmarks of London.
A highlight of our weekend was visiting the Hult International Business School, a beautifully converted historic brewery on Commercial Road.
We followed this with a visit to the nearby Christ Church Spitalfields crypt that has been restored and redeveloped as a public space.
On the other side of the city, we ventured to the Clay House, a minimalistic home utilising natural clay plaster for its soft and subtle interior design.
The team favourite was the entrance extension to Guildhall West Wing – a canopy of angular concrete umbrellas that create an undulating passage before entering the main building.
Amongst all the fun were two of SODA’s projects: Sweetdram in Dalston and Green Rooms in Wood Green. As well as our very own Parvathy’s exhibition of work in the Reimagining Eastbury Exhibition at the manor house, presenting models and drawings of the past, present and future tracing the house’s evolution and its relationship to the surrounding area.