I love Open House day and I chose an area this year to look at in detail: Peckham and Camberwell. I saw new homes and new schools, and I particularly like the corten steel used on the new extension to Belham Primary School which you can clearly see from the street. I enjoyed Knox Bhavan’s offices just round the corner with some beautiful internal features, and very well fed carp! The curved brick wall to Bellenden Primary School on the way up to Peckam Rye Park is a handsome addition to the street, see picture. There is a beautiful new playground on Peckham Rye green, and the cafe next door does a good portion of rosemary flavoured chips. Off then to Camberwell to see mews houses in the pouring rain, and to admire their clever ways to resolve tight spaces, where a very tolerant cat in one house found the purrfect spot to avoid being trodden on!
In Greenwich although the Energy Centre was not part of Open House, I was able to see the Optical Cloak art work on the flue chimneys – see pictures – and with a grey sky it seems to suit the industrial location very well – I hope the gasometer stays too.