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Peter Salter – Walmer Yard

Peter Salter is an architect and teacher whose work has influenced several generations of students. The culmination of ten years of planning, Walmer Yard, in Notting Hill, is his first residential project in the UK and one of only a small number of buildings he has completed worldwide. Although modest in scale, the project is extraordinary in many ways. On an irregularly shaped site, Salter’s design brings four houses into a complex relationship with each other that is half formal, half familiar, interdependent, yet solitary. Similarly, the relationships between the core team members are more nuanced than in most architectural projects, since they all met at the Architectural Association in Peter’s unit, where Crispin Kelly (the client) and Fenella Collingridge (Peter’s current collaborator) were student contemporaries. This book documents the evolution of the project through the medium of Peter Salter’s pen-and-ink drawings and Hélène Binet’s remarkable photographs.

Peter Beardsell is a visiting critic at the Welsh School of Architecture. He taught at Chelsea College of Art and Design, and with Peter Salter at the Architectural Association and the University of East London.

Fenella Collingridge teaches at the Bartlett School of Architecture. For the past nine years she has collaborated with Peter Salter on the design and construction of Walmer Yard.

Mark Dorrian holds the Forbes Chair in Architecture at the University of Edinburgh and co-directs Metis, an atelier for art, architecture and urbanism.

Crispin Kelly studied history at Oxford, before qualifying as an architect. He founded Baylight Properties in 1982, and is the developer of Walmer Yard.

Matthew Ritchie is a British artist, currently living in New York. His art revolves around a personal mythology drawn from creation myths, particle physics, and games of chance, among other elements.

Peter Salter is Professor of Architectural Design at the Welsh School of Architecture. In 2004, he won the RIBA Annie Spink award for his outstanding contribution to architectural education.

Hélène Binet is a Swiss/French photographer, currently living in London. Her work has been published widely and exhibited internationally. An advocate of analogue photography, she works exclusively with film.

Peter Beardsell, Fenella Collingridge, Mark Dorrian, Crispin Kelly, Matthew Ritchie and Peter Salter
Hélène Binet
Dennis Crompton

26 × 30cm
10¼ × 11¾ in
Approx. 140 b&w and colour illustrations
£45.00 | $60.00

ISBN 978-1-911422-07-5