Hammersmith and Fulham's most fascinating buildings are opening to the public this weekend for Open House London 2015, an annual celebration of
celebrates all that is best about the capital’s buildings, places and neighbourhoods.
Here are the local buildings which will be open to visitors:
79 Sterndale Road, W14 (open Saturday and Sunday), a recently completed full refurbishment and new basement extension where period character meets contemporary design.
Sulgrave Gardens, W14 (Saturday), energy-efficient ‘Passivhaus’ development, with up to 90% savings on fuel bills.
108 Brackenbury Road, W6 (Saturday and Sunday), a London townhouse, celebrating the story of a family of drapers who lived in the building 100 years ago.
The Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, W12 (Saturday), designed in English Renaissance style by the second most prolific architect of public libraries before the First World War.
Dorsett Shepherds Bush Hotel, 58 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 (Sunday), a Grade II listed cinema transformed into a four-star hotel.
Fulham Palace, Bishop’s Avenue, SW6 (Sunday) the former residence of the Bishop of London, including Tudor courtyard with Georgian additions.
Lamda, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, 155 Talgarth Road, W14 (Sunday), a Victorian building which has been the drama school’s home since 2003, with more recent extensions including black box studio theatre and rehearsal rooms.
Maggie’s Centre, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, W6 (Sunday), a flexible space designed to be welcoming, uplifting and thought-provoking.
Roca London Gallery, Station Court, Townmead Road, SW6 (Saturday and Sunday), an arty space inspired by the various phases or states of water, designed for Roca, the leading global bathroom brand.
The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, SW6 (Saturday), last of the grand 18th Century mansions which once fronted this part of the river, with magnificent interiors and extensive grounds
Tin House, 2 Smugglers Yard, Devonport Road, W12 (Saturday), making efficient use of an irregular urban site, this house is made up of interconnecting top-lit pavilions.
V&A Study Centre, Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, W14 (Saturday), a glimpse of the Victoria and Albert Museum's study centre at Blythe House near Olympia.
William Morris Society, Kelmscott House, 26 Upper Mall, W6 (Saturday and Sunday), the residence of Sir Francis Ronalds, George MacDonald and (from 1878-96)
Rogers Stirk Harbour Partners, Thames Wharf Studios, Rainville Road, W6 (Sunday), RIBA award-winning architects’ practice located in early 20th Century warehouses, overlooking the Thames. There’s a Lego play corner between 10am and 4pm, where aspiring young architects can build their own designs.
In Westville Road in Shepherd's Bush meanwhile, Greenside Primary School is opening its doors and holding an arts fair on Sunday.
The school, one of only two schools designed more than 60 years ago using Erno Goldfinger’s building system of precast reinforced concrete frame with brick infill, is holding a 20th Century Graphic Arts Fair called Bouncing Off the Wall from 11am-5pm.
A variety of stalls inspired by mid-century graphic arts will be on offer, with the opportunity to meet artists, illustrators, authors, publishers, designers and printers including: Neil Jennings Fine Art, Starch Green, The Mainstone Press and Design for Today.
September 18, 2015