Architecture Suisse

This Alpine nation has designed exquisitely within their mountains for centuries. The traditional wooden farm and rural structures are dotted throughout Vals along with cows tucked next to the “chalets” or “alpine cabins” to create that country feel. The foundations of the structures are usually made of stone or cement, and built into the downhill side of a slope with numerous windows for viewing the astounding countryside.

Architect Peter Zumthor built The Therme Vals a wonderful hotel and spa over thermal springs in the Graubünden Canton in Switzerland. The idea was to create a cave or quarry like structure into the natural surroundings of the hillside using locally quarried Valser Quarzite slabs.

Traverse stylishly throughout the countryside,
Kathleen

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4 thoughts on “Architecture Suisse

  1. I can’t imagine what the view is like from any window there. Spectacular to say the least. Nice pics……thanks for the tidbits of information on the architecture.

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