An extraordinary work of experimental architecture
Peter Salter and Associates, Mole Architects & John Comparelli Architects for Ranova
Contract value: Confidential
Seven years in the making, the Walmer Yard 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; the houses sit around a small timber-lined courtyard, perceived as a form of room; slightly raised from the street, set over basement parking.
The bespoke homes are precisely tuned to the needs of their occupants while the small plot and close living has led to highly intimate and atmospheric spaces.
The architect has produced an original and intriguing ensemble, developed through the investigations of form, material juxtaposition, detailing and questioning of scale and adjacency. It realises an extraordinary work of experimental architecture, offering an ambitious alternative to contemporary models.