Archinect - News 2014-12-19T10:17:33-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/62075731/peter-zumthor-as-developer peter zumthor as developer? Gregory Walker 2012-11-24T20:17:00-05:00 >2012-11-25T10:47:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7c/7cbh7hoo8hg75tsn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"In 2009 we built two timber houses, the Oberhus and the Unterhus, in the hamlet of Leis, just over 1,500 m above sea level in the community of Vals in Grisons. From 1 December 2012 onward we are letting out the Unterhus for vacations. A third timber house, the T&uuml;rmlihus, will soon complete this little ensemble. The T&uuml;rmlihus will welcome its first guests in autumn 2013. We are very much looking forward to having guests in our timber vacation homes in Leis. Annalisa and Peter Zumthor"</p></em><br /><br /><p> peter and annalisa zumthor are, apparently, getting into the hospitality business. one - and soon to be two houses, designed by zumthor and located in the small town of leis, will be able to be leased out beginning next week. both houses appear to be located adjacent to <a href="http://leonardofinotti.com/projects/annalisa-zumthors-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a house designed for annalisa</a> when she was the manager of the <a href="http://www.therme-vals.ch/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">thermal baths in vals</a>. (zumthor <a href="http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news_digest/Vals_thermal_baths_change_hands.html?cid=32267034" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lost a bid</a> two years ago to buy the thermal baths from the town, who sold it to a young developer).&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/ziydj885blzpwhy7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> given that the leasing arrangements are made directly through a website apparently set up by the pritzker prize laureate, one would assume this is being directly managed by either his or his wife's office. at the very least, it could end up being yet another opportunity to 'reside' in one of the architect's homes. (these come on top of <a href="http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/daily-news/zumthor-lands-go-ahead-for-revised-devon-holiday-home/8638003.article" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'the secular retreat</a>' home&nbsp;being designed for alain de botton's '<a href="http://www.living-architecture.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">living architecture</a>' program of rental homes throughout england.)&nbsp;</p> <p> it's an interesting turn for zumthor and one i perso...</p>