MAN ABOUT THE FOLDS HOUSE
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 mold 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)
“Hilarious” The Age.
“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 small capacities 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.
Folds House by Bureau de Change Architects
A three storey period terrace house in North London, appealed for a scheme that would open up views to the adjoining Parkland Walk conservation area.
The focal point of the project is a pleated roof at the back of the house, which appears to be formed from a flat surface, forced to crinkle up into a faceted structure, as it is pushed up against the exterior wall. From the garden, the pleats are purposefully sunkfrom view, creating the impression of a simple flat roof, which allows the character of the original building to stand out.
Forming a side and rear extension, the roof expands the existing kitchen and creates a new dining and work area. The roof pleats are replicated along the party wall, concealing a home office which can be opened up when required. The boundary of the kitchen is marked assertively by the end of the pleated ceiling, which is capped by a midnight blue surface that emphasises its ample peaks and troughs. The poise of the roof offers natural points for the placement of generous skylights, bringing light into the living area and fulfilling the owners’ desire to see the nearby woodland whilst relaxing in the space.
The scheme is characterised by a rich palette ofcolours, materials and textures, which create a different experience in each space. Large terrazzo slabs, encaustic tiles and tonal parquet, complement the complexion of the original building, whilst enhancing the graphic impact of the angular extension.
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Tim Ross / Kit Warhurst