Situated in the South Hams district of South Devon, the house will sit on a small rise to make the most of the views of the stunning landscape this region affords the visitor.
Zumthor’s vision for the house
is for it to become a haven from
the pressures of modern life and
a place for re ection. The design makes use of a method of rammed concrete, to give the building a mass and scale characteristic of timeless ecclesiastical architecture.
Peter Zumthor says of the project “The Living Architecture concept appealed to me right away. When I was first shown the site in Chivelstone, Devon, I fell in love with the place. It felt like a unique opportunity to create a work of architecture, merging and growing out of the landscape. Visitors to the house should feel that they never want to leave, or at least want to return again and again.”
Due to the challenging nature of Zumthor’s design to create some- thing truly memorable, meticulous planning and consultation has taken place with a wide team of expert contractors and suppliers to ensure the vision can be realised.
Main contractors for the rst phase of construction, Woodmace Limited has been on site since late last year. The build is complicated and involves a number of specialist manufacturers and contractors. It is anticipated to open in late 2016.
Source: Living Architecture