Belford clients at this year's Open House London
Finally, John McAslan + Partners' Director of Planning & Conservation, Paddy Pugh, will be offering heritage tours of Tottenham, leaving from the N17 Design Studio. Tours run at 11am and 12:30pm and can be pre-booked here.
Open House was started in 1992 as a small, not-for-profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital's building design and architecture. The intention was to open up London's splendid buildings to the general public who don't otherwise have access. We saw this as a way of helping the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgements on architecture.
Buildings surround us in a city but the one thing we do not learn about in schools is the fabric of a place, such as the structure, framework or composition. The urban fabric of our community has such a strong impact on us on an everyday basis.