Pierre D’Avoine Architects: San Salvatore Book Launch

Upcoming Talk - 6th November 2019

Photographs © David Grandorge

Established in 1979, London-based Pierre D’Avoine Architects is internationally recognised for its precise and sensitive approach to projects across all fields and Pierre d’Avoine has been at the forefront of architectural culture in the UK, as practitioner and teacher, for many years. He has exhibited and lectured widely on architecture, design and the environment.

San Salvatore is a country house set in the hills above the River Tiber in the lee of an ancient castle mound. Pierre d’Avoine Architects was commissioned to replan the estate to provide a summer residence for the clients. The existing building consisting of a chapel and two houses has been restored and reordered to provide a grand five bedroom house using a limited palette of materials including pietra serena stone for the flooring, in-situ concrete and terrazzo for bathrooms and selected fittings, and lime plaster to walls and celings. A new pool, pool room and terrace have been designed in in-situ board marked concrete to compliment the existing building, as the first stage of the larger landscape design for the estate.

Pierre D’Avoine will be speaking about the restoration and refurbishment of San Salvatore on Wednesday 6th November 2019 at the offices of Jonathan Tuckey Design, 58 Milson Road at 7:30pm. The evening will also include the launch of a monograph focusing on the work at San Salvatore and copies will be available to purchase on the night.

This event is free but places are limited. Please RSVP to rsvp@buildingonthebuilt.org

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Photographs of San Salvatore by David Grandorge