‘House of Architects’ 7132 Hotel, Switzerland
Located in the village of Vals, the 7132 Hotel in Switzerland has a reputation like almost no other, offering ‘pleasures for all the senses.’ And that reputation looks set to only grow with the announcement that a team of four top-flight architects have been selected to design rooms for the new ‘House of Architects’ inside of the 7132 Hotel.
Built around Vals natural thermal springs, the 7132 is a contemporary-chic hotel in the heart of the breath-taking Surselva Region. While rooms are perfectly minimalist-chic as they stand, 7132 have enlisted the help of Thom Mayne (of Morphosis), Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma and Peter Zumthor to contribute design concepts, each centred around a single material, for the new ‘House of Architects’ section of the hotel.
Morphosis have contributed four new suite designs, as well as the lobby and entrance for the ‘House of Architects.’ Two of Mayne’s designs are built entirely out of wood, while the other two are sourced entirely of quartzite. At the heart of each room is an illuminated shower made from hot-bent glass and balconies overlooking the surrounding mountains.
Ando, Kuma and Zumthor each contributed one design: Ando’s used wood to pay tribute to the traditional design of Japanese teahouses; Kuma’s room was inspired by Japanese carpentry; while Zumthor’s room features Renaissance-style Stucco lustro plasterwork.
7132 Hotel also features on-site thermal baths which were created by internationally acclaimed architect Peter Zumthor. Made from 60,000 slabs of Vals quartzite, the thermal baths were classified as a listed building shortly after completion.
Continuing on the relaxation and luxurious theme, 7132 also features three top class restaurants. Head Chef Sven Wassmer and Head Sommelier Amanda Wassmer Bulgin have put the Silver Restaurant on the international gourmet map in record time with 2 Michelin Stars, and there’s also a pizzeria and the Red Restaurant which serves up ‘culinary hits.’
Head over to the 7132 Hotel Website where you can book a room from around £243 (300 CHF) a night.