This unique home called Villa Vals was built directly into the hillside in Vals, Switzerland. The design is by Christian Muller Architects and SeARCH. The home is located within walking distance to the famous thermal bath of Vals. You can book a stay in Villa Vals here.
[quote]Surprised that it was permissible to construct a pair of dwellings so close to the world famous thermal bath of Vals, the client seized the opportunity to develop the site, without disturbing the bath’s expansive views. The introduction of a central patio into the steep incline creates a large façade with considerable potential for window openings. The viewing angle from the building is slightly inclined, giving an even more dramatic view of the strikingly beautiful mountains on the opposite side of the narrow valley.[/quote]
Photography by Iwan Baan.
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