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An Evening With...Walmer Yard

03 October 19:45 - 20:45
Organized by: Open House London Architecture Tours
Holland Park

This evening event will give an exclusive opportunity to tour the highly anticipated Walmer Yard with Laura Mark, architecture critic and Keeper of Walmer Yard.


RIBA Award winner Walmer Yard forms a discreet and private set of four interlocking houses totalling more than 800m2, set around an open courtyard in London W11. 


This building, designed and crafted by Peter Salter together with Fenella Collingridge, and developed by Crispin Kelly, is the reflection of a long education and the product of a decade of learning, thought and inspiration.


The houses reflect Salter's unique approach to the design of spaces for living, with each house having its own layout. All built from cast in-situ concrete, exterior walls are clad in wood panels, with a variety of materials and details unique to each house.


From the play of light, shadow and colour, to the intense celebration of materials and constantly fresh sequences of spaces, these houses celebrate what architecture can deliver at the domestic scale. The houses now form the home of the Baylight Foundation, a charitable organisation with the aim of increasing the public understanding of what architecture can do, rooted in the experience of Walmer Yard.


These four houses at Walmer Yard represent Peter Salter's first built residential project in the UK.


Each tour duration 1 hour. Limited places. Cost £35.50, with complimentary prosecco and nibbles. Located in Holland Park W11. Exact address provided to bookers before the event.


Ticket purchases of these special one-off tours are in support of our pioneering education programmes.