Described as one of the greatest designers at work in the world today, Swiss architect Peter Zumthor is famously selective over the commissions he agrees to work on. This is partly what makes Chilvelstone House, set on top of the rolling Devon countryside, so awe-inspiring. There are, of course, plenty of other reasons that this pioneering home delivers on when it comes to an iconic design.
Not only did Chilvelstone House take a decade to build using a hand-rammed concrete technique, but it’s also Zumthor’s first home on English soil, a home commissioned (no less) by philosopher Alain de Botton. And finally, this is a home celebrated and lit throughout by acclaimed Italian lighting designer Viabizzuno.
Forging a design-led collaboration that honours Zumthor and Viabizzuno founder Mario Nanni’s, mutual philosophies, we take a closer look at the unique craftsmanship behind Chilvelstone House.
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