LIVING ARCHITECTURE, SECULAR RETREAT

CHIVELSTONE

Size
350m2

Year
2018

Architect
Atelier Peter Zumthor & Mole Architects

Living Architecture’s unique holiday homes allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy masterclass architecture. From the Swiss studio of Peter Zumthor, who is often described as the greatest architect at work in the world today, we helped create one of Living Architecture’s finest projects, the Secular Retreat.

The unique rammed-concrete design requiring an exceptionally high-level of set out details for the embedded services and close co-operation and communication.

 

This is Peter Zumthor’s first permanent building in the UK and this monastic building provides a unique rural retreat located on top of a hill in the South Devon countryside.

The environmental design makes use of the site location and building mass to maximise natural daylight and ventilation. The property is heated throughout via underfloor heating with ground source heat pumps for space heating and domestic hot water generation.