Guest Lecture Series: Anna Page

A secular retreat set in spare pine woodland  

Secular Retreat, Peter Zumthor: The Process of Making

Date: Monday 23rd November 2020, 11:30 am GMT (online)

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Commissioned in 2008 and built in 2019, Peter Zumthor's House on a Hill in North Devon is a meditation on living in the landscape. Also known internally as the "Secular Retreat" this house was built to allow residents the chance to focus on dwelling - to undress, to cook, to eat, to sleep; the house unfolds during the natural course of a day. This lecture will discuss the process of designing and building this house, from its early model making to its final construction. We will look at the importance of photography as a cinematic tool, 1:1 mock-ups, site sections and 1:50 design models. 


Anna Page is an enthusiastic architect with a lot of talents. She has a good feeling for architectural concepts and (to) transfer these concepts into real buildings, real spaces. She has helped me a lot to generate the right atmospheres for the Chivelstone House in Devon and for the Serpentine Pavilion 2011....."

Peter Zumthor

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