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SeARCH and CMA collaborated to create Villa Vals, a holiday retreat dug in to the alpine slopes of Vals in Switzerland, a town of 1,000 made notable by Peter Zumthor’s nearby Therme Vals spa.

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May 26, 2013
Mili Ali wrote:
Can i see the interior of this house pls??? - We have a similar plot and this model is really inspiring..
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    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 1:45PM
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thanks manda it looks simply stunning ... and cold lol (pretty sure a little coldness is worth having a house with that level of awesome ness
    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 7:49PM
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January 29, 2013
tashasarene wrote:
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Unique is an understatement....Could I have the privilege of the blue prints? on this masterpiece?
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Bature General Merchants
Need more picture pls
    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 2:23PM
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January 20, 2013
Thunder Hill Design wrote:
a poem on a hill
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i would love the chance to enhance this house with as simple and dramatic - and restrained - a landscape as the house is.
    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 8:10AM
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December 18, 2012
rogerhofer wrote:
is theis the Cardinal designed earth sheltered house west of Edmonton Alberta
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No I think it's in Europe- probably Switzerland.
    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 10:41PM
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January 24, 2013
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Architecture is not about perfect universal solutions. Those don't exist. It's about solutions appropriate to the context of the project. The context is the client's needs, site conditions, climate, budget and so on.
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Designing a house for a rural location might appear to be free from the constraints of designing for an urban or suburban location. However, this is not necessarily the case. Houses are rarely built in complete isolation without reference to the surrounding landscape and local building traditions. How these are interpreted is a measure of the success of the house in integrating and becoming part of the landscape.Here we’ll see how architects have responded to various challenges arising from building in sensitive landscapes and/or climatically harsh environments.Villa Vals, Switzerland (2008), Christian Muller Architects and SeArchVilla Vals is a modern take on the subterranean dwellings of old. Due to the particular sensitivity of the site, which is adjacent to the extraordinary Therme Vals by Peter Zumthor, the architects chose to bury the house deep into a steep hillside, leaving the surrounding nature undisturbed. Its expression is as a void in the hill rather than as an object sitting upon the hill.
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6. Villa Vals, by Christian Muller Architects and SeArch, Switzerland (2008)Villa Vals is a modern take on the subterranean dwellings of old. Due to the particular sensitivity of the site, the architects buried the house deep into a steep hillside, leaving the surrounding nature undisturbed. Its expression is that of a void in the hill rather than an object sitting upon the hill.More: What's Next for Our Homes' Exterior Design?

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