In this special episode for London Open-House 2020 I talk to the architect Sophie Goldhill of London based studio Liddicoat Goldhill about their project, Makers House.
The project was a hit for the 2018 Open House event and received thousands of visitors over one weekend. It received an RIBA award in the same year, was shortlisted for the RIBA home of the year award and the Manser prize as well as receiving a commendation for the Sunday Times home award.
It is a new build home on an overlooked plot in Hackney, London, which has a distinctive asymmetric form externally, at once familiar as a terrace property but equally unique and unusual. The interiors have been personally crafted and all layers of the building and its construction are legible.
Wallpaper described the project as 'uncoventional, yet intuitive' and the Guardian said 'it’s a supreme lesson in getting the most – space, value for money, beauty – from one patch of land'
At the end of the interview I ask Sophie the three questions I ask all of my guests; what is the one thing that annoys her in her home, what home has she visited that has inspired her the most and, if he could choose anyone to design her a house, who would she choose?
You can find out more about her work at LiddicoatGoldhill.com and on the podcast instagram. You can find out more about Open House at Open-City.org.uk
I hope you enjoy listening!