Walmer Yard is the first residential scheme in Britain by architectural designer and teacher, Peter Salter. Commissioned by developer Crispin Kelly and seven years in the making, the project consists of four individual, interlocking houses on the site of a former industrial building in Holland Park. Cast from in-situ concrete and structured around an elliptical stairwell; each of the houses sits around an intimate timber lined courtyard which is perceived as an interior room and raised from the street, above a basement parking level.
The AIA UK Chapter hosted Excellence in Design Awards Gala 2017 on the 19th April at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London. The Grade-I listed building designed by Denys Lasdun, itself considered an architectural treasure, provided an exceptional backdrop to celebrate design excellence and welcome the guests who arrived from different parts of the world to celebrate creativity, design and architecture.
The jury awarded three Commendations to projects in the Professional category, including – Peter Salter Associates for Walmer Yard.
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Walmer Yard sits on a leafy street in London’s Holland Park, bookended by a restored 19th-century kiln – a reminder of the area’s history of clay pits – and prosaic glass and steel offices where the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous was filmed. Its restrained façade is a response to the three-storey neighbouring terraced houses, but this is a foil to the architecture that lies behind.
Arranged around a central courtyard, Peter Salter’s four eclectic town houses are not the largest London development of the year – but they are probably the most eagerly awaited. This is partly because of the caché of the architect.
After seven years of development, the first images of ‘walmer yard’ — a residential scheme articulated around a shared courtyard — have been revealed. conceived by professor and architectural designer peter salter, the project comprises four crafted houses in london’s notting hill district.
Doorways disguised as mirrors, secret corners, moving walls and yurt-shaped rooms feature in these four elaborate London townhouses that architect Peter Salter has been crafting for the last 13 years.