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Open House - Sustainable Buildings tour
Sept 19th & 20th 2009


SATURDAY 19th: Meet at 10 am at OLD STREET

Village Underground
54 Holywell Lane EC2A 3PQ
@ Sat 10am-5pm. First come basis, queuing if necessary. G A
Recycled tube train carriages make affordable artists’ studios
on reclaimed land on top of an abandoned railway viaduct.
Sustainable features include solar power. Auro Foxcroft &
Nicholas Laurent 2007.
Tube/Rail: Liverpool Street, Old Street; 149,243,67,55,8

Fairmule House (Aim to be at Fairmule for 12 )
23-35 Waterson Street E2 8HE
@ Sat 12noon-5pm. First come basis. Last entry 4.30pm. Max
20-30 at one time. Architect and timber contractor on site.
Room Gallery (31 Waterson Street) hosts an exhibition by
Jane Prophet and in the park behind is Tom Wolseley’s
‘CABIN/ET’ exhibition using shipping containers. d T G A
The largest solid-timber constructed mixed-use building in
the UK of 11 flats and 7 work units. Many green features and
bespoke public artworks throughout. Quay 2C 2006. Entry:
Room Gallery, common parts and 1st floor work unit.
Tube: Old Street, Shoreditch; Tube/Rail: Liverpool Street;

Bus to Dalston – break for lunch.

80% house at 89 Culford Road A- 3pm – visit
89 Culford Road N1 4HL
@ Sat/Sun 1pm-5pm. First some basis, queuing outside if
necessary. Last entry 4.40pm. Max 20 at one time. Q G A
Extreme low carbon refurbishment of 1840s terraced house
in conservation area. Insulation, airtightness, MVHR, solar
thermal, triple glazing reduce emissions by 80%. Redesigned
contemporary interior. Prewett Bizley 2009.
Tube: Angel; Tube/Rail: Highbury & Islington; Rail: Dalston
Kingsland; 76,73,141,149,243

120 Mapledene Road
120 Mapledene Road E8 3LL
@ Sat 1pm-5pm. First come basis, queuing outside if
necessary. Last entry 4.40pm. Max 10 at one time P Q T G A
Victorian terrace house with interior spaces opened up and
glass extension to rear. Modernisation includes Sun space and
upgraded insulation throughout. Platform 5 Architects 2007.
Tube: Bethnal Green; Rail: London Fields, Dalston Kingsland; 38,149

Hothouse A
274 Richmond Road, London Fields E8 3QW
@ Sat/Sun 2pm-7pm. Regular tours, first come basis. D Q R T A
Hothouse, developed by Free Form Arts Trust, re-opened 2007
with expanded studios, workspaces and training facilities,
gallery and a roof top events terrace. Photo-voltaic roof on
studios and passive ventilation. Winner First London Planning
Awards 2008, Hackney Design Awards 2008 and RIBA Awards
2009. Ash Sakula Architects 2002.
Tube: Bethnal Green; Rail: Hackney Downs, Hackney Central,
London Fields; 38,48,55,254

SUNDAY 20th September: meet at 9.30 am Old street

Shoreditch Prototype House A
4 Crooked Billet Yard (off Kingsland Road, opp Cottons
Gardens) E2 8AF
@ Sun 10am-5pm. First come basis, queuing outside if
necessary. Last entry 4.30pm. Max 20 at one time. d Q G A
Unique, award-winning, contemporary low energy house
on brownfield site with striking glazed and planted facade
hidden in the heart of Shoreditch, developed as a prototype for
green urban terraced housing. Sustainable features include
solar control faヘade with evergreen shading, lightweight steel,
timber frame and solar thermal hot water system. Cox Bulleid
Architects 2008. Entry: studio and house.
Tube/Rail: Old Street, Liverpool Street; 55,67,149,242,243

Rivington Place
Rivington Place EC2A 3BA
@ Sat/Sun 11am-6pm. Hourly tours. Max 15 per tour. C D R T G
An innovative new landmark building which won a 2008
RIBA award. The first permanent space dedicated to the
presentation of culturally diverse visual arts in the UK.
Sustainable architecture is achieved together with materials
and colours which mark it out as a beacon amongst the
surrounding older buildings. Adjaye Associates 2007. Entry:
ground, 1st, 2nd floors.
Tube/Rail: Old Street, Liverpool Street; 43,48,55,149,205,242,243

Bus to Bethnal green:

Four Corners
121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green E2 0QN
@ Sat/Sun 10am-5pm. Regular tours every half hour and
presentations on the history of the project. D T G
Refurbished building with new extension and sedum roof,
with a clear circulation route forming the spine of building.
A central courtyard or integrated ‘hub’ allows light and air
to filter through. JaK Studio (refurb) 2007. Entry: gallery,
darkrooms, offices, garden, green roof.
Tube/Rail: Bethnal Green; 106,8,277

Bus to Dalston/clapton:

187 Brooke Road
187 Brooke Road E5 8AB
@ Sun 10am-5pm. First come basis. Max 10 at one time. G A
Timber-framed, hemp insulated extension to Victorian
end-of-terrace incorporating shuttered ‘musical box’ and
connecting other areas of the house with lightwell. Moving
Architecture 2008 (refurb). Entry: kitchen, extension, box
accessible via trapdoor and steep stairs, garden.
Tube/Rail: Finsbury Park; Tube: Manor House; Rail: Clapton,
Rectory Road; 253,254,106,38,243,76