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Thom Mayne, Ando, Kuma & Zumthor Contribute Rooms for "House of Architects" Hotel in Vals

Thom Mayne, Ando, Kuma & Zumthor Contribute Rooms for "House of Architects" Hotel in Vals
Thom Mayne, Ando, Kuma & Zumthor Contribute Rooms for "House of Architects" Hotel in Vals, Morphosis' Stone Room 1. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals
Morphosis' Stone Room 1. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals

Four top architects – Thom Mayne (Morphosis), Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma and Peter Zumthor – have been tapped to contribute designs for the new “House of Architects” at the 7132 Hotel in Vals Switzerland. The latest addition to the hotel, The House of Architects features a lobby and entrance also designed by Morphosis Architects, and 7 room designs centered around a single material.

Morphosis' Wood Room 1. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals Morphosis' Wood Room 1. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals The new entrance pavilion, designed by Morphosis Architects. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals The 7132 Hotel, with Peter Zumthor's Therme Vals. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals + 16

Morphosis' Wood Room 1. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals
Morphosis' Wood Room 1. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals
Morphosis' Stone Room 2. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals
Morphosis' Stone Room 2. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals

Four of the new guest suites have been designed by Morphosis. Two of which, dubbed the ‘wood’ rooms, are clad entirely in timber; the other two, the ‘stone’ rooms, feature locally quarried quartzite – the same material used by Zumthor in the adjacent Therme Vals spa. All four of the rooms contain  a glass shower in the center of the floorplan and a balcony overlooking the mountainous landscape.

Ando Room. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals
Ando Room. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals
Kuma Room. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals
Kuma Room. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals
Zumthor Room. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals
Zumthor Room. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals

The other three architects have designed a room a piece, also starting with a material as inspiration. Ando’s contribution, using wood as the primary material, is imagined as an homage to Japanese teahouses. Also utilizing wood, the Kuma room is described as an “oak cocoon” inspired by the finesse of Japanese carpentry. Meanwhile, the Zumthor-designed room features walls and an ceiling finished with dark Stucco lustro, a plasterwork technique that dates back to the Italian renaissance.

The new entrance pavilion, designed by Morphosis Architects. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals
The new entrance pavilion, designed by Morphosis Architects. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals

Morphosis was also asked to redesign the building’s lobby and entrance area to provide a better sense of welcoming to the retreat. At the top of a entry ramp and staircase, an overhead aperture shines light onto arriving visitors and frames a view to the mountain sky.

The 7132 Hotel, with Peter Zumthor's Therme Vals. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals
The 7132 Hotel, with Peter Zumthor's Therme Vals. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals

The project is Morphosis’ second commission in Vals, following their selection in a competition to design a new luxury hotel for the 7132 complex. The winning proposal, a 1,250 foot tower featuring 107 guest rooms with panoramic views, has been a source of controversy for its massive scale and withdrawal of support from several jury members.

Learn more here:

Morphosis Unveils Plans for 381-Meter-Tall Skyscraper in Vals

Jurors Deny Support of Morphosis' Vals Hotel Appointment

The Therme Vals / Peter Zumthor

News via Morphosis, 7132 Hotel.

Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Thom Mayne, Ando, Kuma & Zumthor Contribute Rooms for "House of Architects" Hotel in Vals" 14 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/805349/thom-mayne-ando-kuma-and-zumthor-contribute-rooms-for-house-of-architects-hotel-in-vals/>
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Morphosis' Stone Room 1. Image © Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals

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