This week we made a site visit to our Hospental House retrofit. Formerly a nunnery, this beautifully crafted building is perched delicately amidst the Urseren valley in Switzerland. Its spectacular vantage provides breath-taking vistas of the town, old Hospental Tower and snow-capped peaks that sweep above and beyond.

Jonathan Tuckey Design were commissioned to remodel the building into a single use family home in January this year and we are delighted with the progress that has been made. Removal of interior partitions, added to compartmentalise the building into apartments around 25 years ago, is planned, with original beams restored, utility fit-outs in progress and original flooring beginning to be relayed. We have maintained our ambition from the start of the design process, to reuse the original elements and cast a spotlight on the existing knotted, tactile, and theatrical timber beams.

We were greeted by a fresh snow fall and crisp blue skies upon arrival at the house which set a tantalising scene for the plethora of outdoor pursuits that the home will have at its disposal when complete.