What to expect from The 3rd Annual Open House Lagos 2018, themed “Amphibious Lagos”.

The 3rd edition of Open House Lagos, the biggest architectural showcase in Lagos, is taking place this weekend, 13th & 14th October 2018.

This year’s festival will showcase the beauty of architecture with a special tour based on its theme Amphibious Lagos which will explore the importance of water in the city.

Featuring selected buildings across Lagos for their unique architectural design, environmental interaction and interiors, the tours will give participants an opportunity to experience the importance of well designed spaces, space conversion possibilities and the role of interior designs in our environment.

This year, Open House Lagos wishes to give tourists an exciting experience as it diverse transportation mediums which includes Water, Road (Tricycle, Bicycle and Buses) will be engaged.


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Water Tour

Route: Pop-Beach Club, Villa Blanche, T1 Beach House

Date: Sunday, 14th October 2018

Time: 10am

Lagos Island Tour

Route:  H-Factor, XX Lab, Rele Gallery, Holy Cross and Central Mosque

Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018

Arrival Time: 9am & 1pm

Photo Walk 

Route: Railway Compound (Ebute Metta)

Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018

Arrival Time: 11am


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Victoria Island Tours 

Route – Alara, Wings Towers, 1004, Backyard Lagos

Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018

Arrival Time: 9am & 1pm

Ikoyi Tours

Route: LASWA, Style Loft Box, JOI House, JK Randle Centre and Heritage Place.

Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018

Arrival Time: 9am and 12Noon

Cycle Tour

Route: Buildings located within University of Lagos

Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018

Time: 9am



Registration is now available for free here.

Please note all tours starts and ends at LASWA parking lot, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos. 

For more information, please visit Open House Lagos on:

Websitewww.openhouselagos.com | Twitter, Instagram, Facebook: @openhouselagos


Our Visits to selected buildings (pre-event)

We had the opportunity of visiting 2 of the selected buildings in Ikoyi over the months leading up to this weekend’s events, the JOI House by Chuka Ihonor and the LASWA Ferry Terminal/Office by ACCL. Here’s a look at our experience.

JOI House by Chuka Ihonor

In 1988, Chuka Ihonor designed the JOI House in Parkview Estate Ikoyi, which was built in 1991. It stands as a modest Modernist home on a square footprint of 10.8m by 10.8m on a small plot with a small garden. The building is a lesson in design of Modernist space and shares a plot with another, larger building.

LASWA Ferry Terminal/Office by ACCL

The new terminal building for Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) overlooking the Five Cowrie Creek from the banks at Falomo Ikoyi is also the authority’s head office. Designed in 2009 by ACCL, nautical references abound: curved façade, porthole windows and large volume interior space. By no means the first of this kind, it is one in a prominent location.

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