London Open House 2018

After years of missing Open House, we were finally in London this year, and took the opportunity to take in some great modern architecture, including Park House and Red House by 31/44 Architects (both impressive).

But the highlight of Open House 2018 for us was just around the corner from where we live: an unassuming 60s house in Maze Hill, built by Myles and Deirdre Dove Architects. We hadn’t come across the architects before, but what a space. This home and studio was built to last with so many original features still intact, and a beautiful approach to light and space – nothing is without purpose here.

Of particular interest was a plan of the Westcombe district created by Myles (who, by the way, still lives and practises here). He’s mapped out every type of tree in the area with precision.