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Author Hauser, Sigrid, 1954-

Title Peter Zumthor therme Vals / essays, Sigrid Hauser, Peter Zumthor ; photographs, Helene Binet ; [translation: Kimi Lum, Catherine Schelbert]
Published Zurich : Scheidegger & Spiess, 2007
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Description 191 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 31 cm
Summary Therme Vals, the spa complex built in the Swiss Alps by celebrated architect Peter Zumthor, became an icon of contemporary architecture soon after its opening in 1996. Inspired by the spa's majestic surroundings, Zumthor built the structure on the sharp grade of an Alpine mountain slope with grass-topped roofs to mimic Swiss meadows, captured here in a series of sumptuous images. This is the only book-length study of this singular building. It features the architects own original sketches and plans for its design as well as striking photographs of the structure. Architectural scholar Sigrid Hauser contributes an essay drawing out the connections between the elemental nature of the spa and mythology, bathing, and purity. Annotations by Peter Zumthor on his design concept and the building process elucidate the structure's symbiotic relationship to its natural surroundings, revealing, for example, why he insisted on using locally quarried stone
Notes Translation: Kimi Lum, Catherine Schelbert
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Donation
Subject Zumthor, Peter.
Therme Vals (Vals Platz, Switzerland)
Thermal Vals (Switzerland)
Architecture -- Switzerland -- Vals Platz -- History -- 20th century -- Designs and plans.
Architecture -- Switzerland -- Vals Platz -- 20th century -- Designs and plans.
Bathhouses -- Switzerland -- Vals Platz -- Designs and plans.
Health resorts -- Switzerland -- Vals Platz -- Designs and plans.
Quartzite -- Switzerland -- Vals Platz.
Vals Platz (Switzerland) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Designs and plans.
Vals Platz (Switzerland) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Genre/Form Architectural drawings.
Author Zumthor, Peter.
LC no. 2008395730
ISBN 385881704X (English edition : cl.)
9783858817044 (English edition : cl.)
Other Titles Therme Vals