Walmer Yard, winner of the RIBA London Award 2017 and RIBA National Award 2017 RIBA is a highly acclaimed and extraordinary residential development in London, designed by Peter Salter, Head of the School of Architecture at the University of East London and, since 2006, Professor of Architectural Design at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University.
‘To Say Walmer Yard is eccentric is an understatement’ wrote Edwin Heathcote in the Financial Times, who went on to celebrate the ‘carefully crafted materials, but not the material of conventional luxury’ that characterise the houses.
‘The design and construction has…… involved painstaking experimentation in materials and techniques, exacting craftsmanship and successful compliance with regulations for non-standard approaches,’ wrote Dezeen.
Clayworks Clay Plasters are one of the materials that are used extensively throughout the interiors of the 4 houses, including in the Yurts on the roofs, which were inspired by Japanese design. Clayworks Arakabe clay plaster in ‘charcoal’ with chopped straw was used.
Peter Salter is known for his experimentation with materials and he is deeply passionate about the value of true craftsmanship and the contribution of skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic craftsman, who know their materials and who are critical to the final extraordinary success of the development.