Morphosis redesigns Swiss hotel rooms as custom ‘aesthetic experiences’

The redesigned rooms focused on scale, color, tactility, unexpected form, and connections to the natural context.

February 15, 2017 |

Photo: Morphosis Architects

A 20-sm hotel room does not provide the biggest canvas to try and create a unique and luxurious experience for guests, but that is all the space Morphosis had when redesigning a series of rooms for the House of Architects at 7132 Hotel in Vals, Switzerland.

The Los Angeles- and New York-based firm, after careful examination of the space, determined the customization of every aspect of the room was the best way to produce the bespoke, luxurious space they sought. Everything in each of the rooms, including the lighting, bed, furniture, and shower and wash basin, was custom-designed for the space.

The hotel itself is surrounded by alpine rock, earth, and greenery, and it is from these elements that the inspiration for the redesigned rooms was drawn.

Each room is wrapped in locally sourced natural materials; differing veins of Valser stone that varies in color, cut, and texture, or striations of oak sourced directly from the surrounding Graubünden forests. The result of these materials is a room that feels completely connected to the beautiful surrounding landscape.

The focal point of each room is a cold-formed, cast glass shower piece that is designed by Morphosis and fabricated by Circursa in Barcelona. The shower and wash basin, which has the appearance of a cryogenic pod seen in inestimable science fiction movies, acts as a nice juxtaposition to the abundant natural materials found in the room.

Morphosis redesigned 20 rooms for the hotel, 10 wrapped in stone and 10 in wood.

 

Photo: Morphosis Architects

 

Photo: Copyright Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals.

 

Photo: Copyright Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals.

 

Photo: Morphosis Architects.

 

Photo: Morphosis Architects.

 

Photo: Copyright Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals.

 

Photo: Copyright Global Image Creation – 7132 Hotel, Vals.

 

 

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