Andrew Lloyd Webber’s bespoke luxury eco-house

With a classic design in mind, Andrew Lloyd Webber commissioned a prefab kit house with an ecological edge. Here’s what happened…

Promotional Feature By Chanelle Moult | 6 January 2020

How design-led prefab homes are reducing carbon footprints

A timber frame house with garden

Image: Baufritz

When celebrated composer Andrew Lloyd Webber wanted a new family home, he turned to a German company making waves in the UK. The commission? An ecologically friendly home inspired by Le Corbusier but sympathetic to the rural Hampshire landscape. The result? A triumph…

Making Modernism sustainable

A timber frame house under construction

Image: Baufritz – Baufritz construction method on site

When Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber wanted to build a house on a plot of land they’d bought in Hampshire, they churned through designs from several architects without finding that spark of inspiration. Then, a conversation over dinner with a friend brought up Baufritz, manufacturers and constructors of prefabricated timber houses with a low carbon footprint.

They were seeking a design that was not only in keeping with the gorgeous Hampshire landscape, but that also took inspiration from one of the godfathers of modernist architecture, Le Corbusier. Oh, and more thing – it needed to be sustainable…