A couple of Amin Taha Architects’ buildings in North London

It’s exciting that 15 Clerkenwell Close by Amin Taha Architects , will be open for this year’s Open House London Weekend. It’s built on the site of an 11th century Norman Abbey which stood here till the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century and now houses the architect’s office as well as flats and a small public garden.Photo by Caroline Banks Photo by Caroline Banks Photo by Caroline BanksI cycle past Barrett’s Grove, N16, another project by the same practice, on a regular basis and am fascinated by the use of brick as a covering for the entire structure, including the roof.  The actual structure is cross-laminated timber (CLT) and won the RIBA London Award 2017 and RIBA National Award 2017.

Photo by Caroline Banks Photo by Caroline Banks Photo by Caroline Banks Photo by Caroline BanksI’m not sure this will be open during Open House London but you can see both buildings close up from the outside as shown above.