Therme Vals (1993-1996)
The Therme Vals was are in Graubünden canton ,Switzerland. Something that makes the Therme Vals special is that it is built over a natural hot spring. The Building is made from Quartzite Slabs and the roof is made from concrete. Inside it feels like you are in a cave and it looks like a very old structure. Peter Zumthor didn't want to put clocks in the building because he wanted the experience to feel like time was suspended. The building is built on a Swiss hillside and the roof has grass on it to blend in.
In order to design buildings with a sensuous connection to life, one must think in a way that goes far beyond form and construction - Peter Zumthor
The Feld Kappele is a Catholic Chapel in Mechernich Germany. It’s named after Brother Klaus a Swiss saint. The Chapel is a privately owned and it’s a place of silence, meditation and prayer.
Swiss sound box
The Swiss Pavilion in Hanover Germany represents continual change and renewal. The Swiss Sound Box can make a total of 153 sounds and 23 eruptions. The sounds tend to spread out in the open area and the eruptions are loud, rhythmic, and non linear they surprise the listener. Sounds and eruptions appear in a pattern, based on a different schedule every day. The walls work like instruments themselves because they increase the volume, conduct it throughout the building, and amplify it.
This house is in the Swiss mountains and it is owned by a farming family. The descendants of the family now live in the city and they asked Peter to "modernize it without loosing its magic." Gugalun means looking at the moon. Something interesting about this building is that its built into the side of the mountain. Peter successfully achiever this goal by making the interior modern yet still having the old historic feel.
Saint Benedict Chapel
The Chapel is in Sogn Benedetg which is in Switzerland. It was built because an avalanche had destroyed the old Chapel. The monks decided "wanted to build something new and contemporary for new generations so the church will be exciting for them.
"I do not work for money; I'm not going for commercial projects. I go for projects where I can put my heart into it and which I think are worthwhile." - Peter Zumthor
This is the 2011 Serpentine The concept for the Pavilion is the hortus conclusus, a contemplative room (like inception) a garden within a garden. You enter the building from the lawn and begin the transition into the central garden, a safe haven from the world of noise and traffic of London a place within which to relax in.