Tour of 9/10 Stock Orchard Street with Sarah Wigglesworth, Saturday 24 June at 16.00
Regular price £5.00
Architect Sarah Wigglesworth leads a tour of her multi-award winning live/work scheme, 9/10 Stock Orchard Street.
Completed in 2001, 9/10 Stock Orchard Street was built to be the home of architect Sarah Wigglesworth and architect-educator Jeremy Till and also contains the offices of Sarah Wigglesworth Architects. With this experimental self-build project, her first, Sarah acquainted herself with methods of building using a palette of ordinary materials. Straw bales provide insulation for the home’s bedroom wing and sandbags provide a barrier against the noise of the train line adjacent to the plot. Elsewhere, materials such as recycled concrete in the gabions, railway sleepers and newspaper are upcycled from other products. Although now over twenty years old, the buildings have instigated an ongoing debate about the use of resources and aesthetics in current architecture.
This event is part of the programme complementing our current exhibition, Architects’ Houses.
About the speaker
Sarah Wigglesworth is an architect with over 30 years’ experience in practice, acknowledged as a pioneering influence in British architecture with extensive expertise in green and sustainable design.
In 2003 Sarah was awarded an MBE for her services to architecture and in 2010 was made a prestigious CABE Commissioner. She was awarded Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA in 2012. Sarah is a CABE Built Environment Specialist, a member of the Kingston upon Thames Design and Ealing Design Review Panels, and was formerly a member of the Oxford City Design Review panel and the LLDC Quality Panel. She has a long standing relationship with academia and for 19 years was a Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, where she led the DWELL research project designing exemplary neighbourhoods and housing for older people.
Images: 9/10 Stock Orchard Street by Gareth Gardner.
About the event
The tour is taking place at 9/10 Stock Orchard Street, London N7 9RW. The nearest stations are Caledonian Road Underground (Piccadilly Line) and Caledonian Road & Barnsbury (London Overground).
Your confirmation email serves as your ticket.
Tickets are refundable up to 7 days before the event, after which point they are non-refundable or exchangeable.
Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your timed tour for a prompt start.