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design walk

Tour the architecture of Walmer Yard

design walk

Tour the architecture of Walmer Yard

3 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
design walk

Tour the architecture of Walmer Yard

design walk

Tour the architecture of Walmer Yard

3 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Walmer Yard forms a discreet and private set of four interlocking houses totalling more than 800m2, set around an open courtyard. 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. 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. Join me for a unique tour of the four homes and courtyard space which are not normally open to the public. We'll discuss the ideas, materials and craft that went in to the contruction of these unusual houses.

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Your host

Learn more about Laura

Laura

I am the Keeper of Walmer Yard, a development of four unique homes designed by the award-winning architect Peter Salter. I run 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. I was previously the Architecture Editor of the Architects' Journal and have worked at the Royal Academy of Arts and taught architecture at a number of UK institutions.

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Where you'll be

Described by the Observer Architecture Critic Rowan Moore as a space of 'uncompromising beauty', Walmer Yard consists of four houses around a small courtyard in Notting Hill. Having taken more than a decade to build the homes are full of interesting details, materials and exquisite craftmanship.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

Unfortunately due to the nature of these private homes there is no access for those in wheelchairs. Please do bare in mind that the tour will include walking up a number of stairs. Books on the homes will also be available to purchase at the end of the tour.
Laura
Tour the architecture of Walmer Yard
3 reviews
From £15/person
3 reviews
From £15/person