Farewell Event Hidden Borough

You may have seen the blue doors unfurling on empty buildings around the place. They are the signature of Hidden Borough, the project of the Guerrilla Architects who have been staying in a cold warehouse in Great Suffolk Street Se1 for the last few weeks.

Now they are moving on. Or maybe I should say back. They are returning to Berlin.

No Place Like Home

Invitations have been issued for a farewell event tomorrow at 55 Great Suffolk Street. It starts at 7pm and they are promising architecture, music, art and performance.

Entrance by ladder only.

Hidden Borough Open House Event

It was when we were on the third floor, looking up at a hole in the ceiling, that I thought to ask if the building were structurally sound.

Our host, a young architect from Berlin, assured us that it was. We moved up to the top floor to inspect the rooftop shower. It was basic, a duckboard to stand on, a hosepipe, a screen so as not to frighten the horses, and a view across London. Continue reading