Dot Dot Dot Does Open House! Some Staff Picks
It’s London Open House this weekend, which makes our staff excited! At Dot Dot Dot we’re fortunate to work in interesting areas with lots of interesting buildings. This includes everything from iconic estates and brutalist masterpieces through to doctors surgeries and supported living units. We’re privileged to deal with an array of fascinating buildings that make great homes for our guardians.
Our staff are passionate about the built environment and enjoy the diversity of architecture in London. Therefore it makes sense that Dot Dot Dot staff are raring to go for London Open House weekend! For the uninitiated, Open House is an annual weekend where a great number of London’s more unique and interesting buildings open their doors to the public. Here’s some staff members with their recommendations:
I’m going on a friends birthday ‘Open House Crawl’ on Saturday. We’ll be going to sites across Hackney. One of the things I most enjoy about Open House is exploring buildings across a neighbourhood or borough. By doing this you really join the ‘dots’ and get a feel for the character of development in the area.
In Hackney there’s a number of old entertainment halls that I’m looking forward to seeing, as well as some experimental housing. I would have been dead keen to see the sewage works in Tottenham but it’s booked out. Sewage is more interesting than we give it credit for!
This year I’m focusing on Tower Hamlets to get away from the crowds. However, I will be starting in Farringdon to have a look at the Crossrail site; it would be good to know if all the disruption to my life over the last year has been worth it!
I’m excited about seeing new social housing projects in Tower Hamlets, like the revamp of the Aberfeldy Estate – an area Dot Dot Dot is familiar with. I’m also keen to look at some iconic social housing – Robin Hood Gardens.
In general I like the accessibility and variety of Open House and the fact it allows you to take a different approach to buildings you see every day. I’d encourage everybody and anybody to give it a go.
Hopefully this blog has provided you with some food for thought and some outings for this weekend. And you’ve got to know what some of our staff do in their spare time!
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