The Bartlett School of Architecture


Peter Wilson – Bartlett International Lecture Series

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 06 November 2019

Water House, by Peter Wilson

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The Bartlett School of Architecture


Christopher Ingold Auditorium
22 Gordon Street
United Kingdom

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A Life of Counter Factual Histories and a few that Grounded

Lecturer's Abstract

Peter discusses the hand-drawn mode of production in architecture that is now all but extinct. He discusses works from the golden age of the Architectural Association, such as The Water House and The Ninja House and investigates the ideas that these were essencial researches for subsequent physical interventions in European cities. Peter shows the latest of these – the recently opened National Library of Luxembourg – publically for the first time in his lecture. 

Peter concludes his lecture with an outline of recent works in Albania that are a form of alternative practice where the hand-drawn interacts with the hand-made, including a ‘City Hall’, an ‘Icon Museum’ and a ‘Red Bar in the Sky’.


Peter Wilson has lectured world wide and has run studios in Berlin, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Venice, Rotterdam, Florence and Havana. He is co-founder and partner of BOLLES+WILSON an internationally renowned architecture practice, known for a wide range of projects, each an individual solution developed with careful consideration to the cultural and the urbanistic context, which it must enhance. BOLLES+WILSON are based in Germany but operate internationally with projects in Albania, Australia, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Peter has been an International Fellow of the RIBA since 2014 and an External Examiner at the Architectural Association, The University of Cambridge, University College London and University of Cork.

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Image: "The Water House" drawing by Peter Wilson, 1976