Iconic Straw Bale House opens to the public

Architect Sarah Wigglesworth will open her iconic north London home to the public for the Open House 2022.

Since it was built 22 years ago, Stock Orchard Street, aka the Straw Bale House and Quilted Office, has been lauded for its innovative use of materials (straw bales, sandbags, gabion walls, fabric cladding), green credentials and unconventional design.









The building (winner of the 2004 RIBA Sustainability Award) serves as Wigglesworth’s home, workspace and as an ongoing research project.

It is the first time the house has been part of Open House since 2001.

18 August 2022