The fourth edition of Open House Adelaide will unlock the doors of several award-winning homes in Adelaide as well as provide an opportunity for participants to explore the design process in working architectural studios.

In its fourth year, Open House Adelaide will open up several city landmarks, homes and architecture studios to the public across three days of the Festival of Architecture and Design. The program is presented by the Australian Institute of Architects and supported by History SA, which initiated the event in Adelaide as part of the Open House Worldwide movement.

This year’s Open House event will feature for the first time, exclusive group tours led by architects and their clients to four award-winning residential projects including Burnside House by Max Pritchard Architect, Norwood Residence by Dimitty Andersen Architect, and the Roodenrys Kewell House addition by Troppo.

Participants in these group tours will be able to get unique insights into the design process and also understand the benefits of working with a professional architect to build their dream home.

Homeowners Ken Erwood and Sue Pitman of Burnside House observe that only when the construction is completed and they have made the house their home, do they really begin to appreciate the creative contribution made by their architect to the elegant, peaceful and liveable space.

Ken explains that their architect, Max Pritchard gently ushered them through a long and complex process, with his experience bringing the couple’s short and simple brief to life in amazing ways, and balancing design wishes and practical sustainability with thoughtful ingenuity.

Open House Adelaide will be held from Friday 9 October to Sunday 11 October. Most spaces in the program are free and limited tickets are available for the in-focus tours.

The Festival of Architecture and Design program of events, including Open House Adelaide is now available online.