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Join the RIBA North London Architects Group for a building tour of 15 Clerkenwell Close, led by architect Amin Taha and then onto one of the great local pubs for refreshments and networking.
The stone-framed building contains eight apartments, including Taha's own home, and the office for studio Amin Taha + Groupwork. However, the building is facing demolition following a row with Islington Council, attracting media attention and this is a great opportunity to experience and learn first hand about this incredible project.
The housing block's key feature, and focus of the recent enforcement notice, is its framework of raw quarried limestone which provides both facade and structure. Amin has explained in recent articles that "what you see really is the way previous generations used to build, which is the structure – whether its brick or stone – is the superstructure of the building. It's holding the building up, and at the same time it's manipulated in a certain way to create an architectural aesthetic."
It promises to be a fascinating evening, please note places are limited, and the tour will commence at 6pm.
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Photograph credit: Timothy Soar