Peter Salter – The Walmer Road

Lecture date: 2012-03-07

Evening Lecture hosted by Brett Steele

The design of four houses around a courtyard addresses issues of light and privacy, questioning the circumstances of close-proximity housing. With this project now on site, the lecture will consider how the material detail supports the design strategies, examining on-site prototypes and ways in which workmanship strives to achieve particular qualities of space.Peter Salter taught at the AA for 13 years, in Intermediate and Diploma School. His unit was always concerned with the relationship between materiality and the poetic. In the early years of his career he worked for Alison and Peter Smithson, and his work attempts to carry the convictions of that practice. In 2004 he was jointly awarded the Annie Spinks prize for excellence in teaching, reaffirmed by the award of an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA in 2012. He is Professor of Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff. His early built projects were in Japan; Walmer Road is the first to be built in the UK.

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