I have passed this building a number of times and have often seen small groups of people gathered outside, queuing for something. I can honestly say, the building did not impress me immediately but I did become more and more curious to what these people were waiting for.
Well I did stop recently and found out what was different about 2 Willow Road Hampstead. This is a building designed and lived in by Erno Goldfinger a well-known architect.
The start of my visit involved taking a seat in a room, which was previously the garage and watching a film about Erno Goldfinger, his work and this building.
A tour of the building then followed with snippets about Erno’s family life but in particular information about the design choices he made, his collections and challenges he faced in delivering a building of this nature in Hampstead.
For some reason this building and in particular its interior have inspired me and reminded me to be curious and look beyond walls.