Globe Trotting: In Switzerland, Spiked Spa Building Mimics The Mountains

Monday, April 29, 2013, by Amy Schellenbaum
mariobottatschuggenbergoasespa1.jpegPhoto through My Modern Met

For the wellness center of Switzerland’;s high-brow Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Swiss architect Mario Botta aimed to “develop without having overbuilding,” dreaming up incandescent barbs that mirror the structure’;s jagged normal soundings, or, as he writes, the “potent landscape and exactly where the ancestral fight between guy and mountain is evident.” Poking from the crags of the tourist town of Arosa, Berg Oase, which houses the hotel’;s health club, swimming pools, and spa, is at after geometric, regimented, and natural-hunting, described by Botta as a “great volume [that] disappears into the earth,” exactly where “only the vegetal and, at the very same time, mechanical ‘antennas’; emerge, marking the recreational and collective character of the construction.” Much more gorgeous photographs, beneath.

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