MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE II – London Festival of Architecture (June 2017)
Following a sell out season in 2016, Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst are thrilled to return to the UK as part of the London Festival of Architecture to perform their brand new show.
For the last four years they have taken temporary possession of Architecturally significant buildings and skillfully blended storytelling, music and design in a mood breaking format that has seen them literally sell out houses across the globe.
Following rave reviews for the recent film series, Streets of Your Town, Tim and Kit welcome you to a host of unique properties around London.
“Must see show of the Festival.”
New York Times.
“Had us in stitches.”
Sunday Times (UK)
“With quick wit and telling anecdotes, Tim shares his passion for modern design and architecture — the fortunate audience is left both enlightened and entertained.” Wendy Kaplan Department Head and Curator Los Angeles County Museum of Art
With limited tickets for each amazing location, tickets are extremely limited, book now to avoid missing out.
The show runs for one hour and 35 minutes with a short interval.
**** Please note exact address details will be sent to ticket holders before the event ****
Blythe Road House by Michaelis Boyd Associates
Blythe Road is a playful new-build single family home situated in Hammersmith, on the site of a demolished, disused garage. The challenging long and narrow site is surrounded by three storey office blocks with a small opening leading out to a sharp bend in the predominantly residential end of Blythe Road.
The design is a striking, contemporary take on Corbusien modernism employing geometric and sculptural forms, sliced open with dramatic glazing that offer sits residents a unique and unparalleled experience of city living. The vernacular house has been flipped, with landscaped gardens adorning the roofs of the two curved structures that rise above the neighbours and offer outstanding views across West London. These organic curves are penetrated by a regular geometry of rectangular and circular apertures along key view lines that respond to the surrounding structures. Underneath the two distinct higher tiers of the building is a ground floor that boasts light, substantial open plan living areas that open onto a secluded swimming pool offering sanctuary from a hecticcity life.