Bruder Klaus Chapel - Peter Zumthor
“Arguably the most interesting aspects of the church are found in the methods of construction, beginning with a wigwam made of 112 tree trunks. Upon completion of the frame, layers of concrete were poured and rammed atop the existing surface, each around 50cm thick. When the concrete of all 24 layers had set, the wooden frame was set on fire, leaving behind a hollowed blackened cavity and charred walls.”
When most people think of locations for a holiday home, they have visions of beaches, golf courses, spas, and chalets. But few have the mettle to choose the sort of place that architects André Lessard and Barbara Dewhirst deemed perfect. “We first saw the site on a rainy fall morning,” Dewhirst says of their Otter Lake, Ontario, weekend spot. “The place was overrun with hemlock trees, and it was dark and gloomy. We immediately decided to buy it.”
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Unquestionably my favourite architect!
Peter Zumthor’s studio in Haldenstein, 1985. Via.