The internationally renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has designed these two neighboring wooden houses built on a slope in the picturesque mountain village of Vals community Leis in the canton Graubunden. The village is situated 1500 meters above sea level in a valley between mountain ranges. At one of the houses architect has fulfilled a long dream of his wife, who had always dreamed of living in a wooden hut, and the second is designed for the visit of tourists keen on winter sports. Both houses are called Oberhus and Unterhus, following their logic available. We are currently building a third house, which will bear the name Turmlihus – after its completion, this lovely wooden trio will grab the attention of all the guests of the small village.
In addition to its wooden facades, houses impress with strong vertical presence on the background of the beautiful mountain landscape. Namely beauty of the surrounding panorama causes the design of large windows that provide direct contact with breathtaking views. Natural aesthetics of the houses based on simple architectural forms and the use of natural materials like wood. Terraces us at least not detract from domestic comfort and warmth of the house, on the contrary, they are a great place to relax under the sun flattering. The interior is entirely in the style of rural wooden chalets – with soothing sound achieved with pastel colors and natural materials. Just monochrome interior is the best backdrop for a unique mountain view, peering through the windows, which is actually the best decoration of the interior.
The log wooden real estates, where the sun glows in the spacious rooms and warm burning stove not only home but also the heart of everyone who walked through the door of this house. Well, some women carry their dreams, but another is when your husband is an architect Peter Zumthor. One of the most famous projects, brought him worldwide fame, are gallery Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria, Kolumba Art Museum, Therme Vals thermal baths, etc. The Swiss architect Peter Zumthor was awarded the Gold Medal for Architecture at the Royal Institute of British Architects for the overall practice. Through all its projects he renewed the connection between tradition and modern architecture, resulting in his buildings are engaged in extensive and uncompromising dialogue with architectural history.