Ge­orge’s snow homes!

Ar­chi­tect Ge­orge Clarke vis­its some re­mark­able Alpine spa­ces…

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For this win­ter spe­cial of Amaz­ing Spa­ces, Ge­orge Clarke is head­ing to the Ital­ian, French and Swiss Alps to check out some in­cred­i­ble high-al­ti­tude build­ings.

‘We vis­ited a moun­tain restau­rant that’s about 9,000m above sea level in the Swiss Alps,’ says Ge­orge. ‘It’s the most beau­ti­ful lo­ca­tion I’ve ever filmed in. In Amaz­ing Spa­ces we tend to do smaller projects, but this one was ex­cep­tional, with a 360-de­gree van­tage point. It’s clad in hexagons of alu­minium, which look a bit like dragon scales, and the sharp an­gles re­flect the moun­tains.’

Tough lo­ca­tion

Also in Switzer­land, Ge­orge found an eco-friendly cabin.

‘It’s one of my favourite Amaz­ing Spa­ces projects of all time,’ he re­veals. ‘It’s a su­per-eco build­ing in a re­ally tough moun­tain lo­ca­tion.’

Ge­orge and his trav­el­ling com­pan­ion, mas­ter crafts­man Will Hardie, couldn’t re­sist hav­ing a tobog­gan race while they were in the Alps.

‘I smashed it – Will was de­mol­ished!’ he laughs. ‘He was stuck in the 17th cen­tury with a tra­di­tional tim­ber tobog­gan, whereas I chose this ugly, su­per-high-tech sledge – ba­si­cally, I went for James Bond!

‘This has been my favourite lo­ca­tion to film. I love the great out­doors and I love the snow. I’m from the north-east, so I love be­ing freez­ing cold!’

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