Morphosis, the interior design studio founded by Pritzker Prize-winner Thom Mayne, was one of four tapped to revamp these bedrooms for The House of Architects at 7132 luxury hotel. Zumthor and Japanese architects Tadao Ando and Kengo Kuma have also created master bedrooms for the resort.
Morphosis refurbished 20 guest luxury suites, each measuring 20 square metres. The design revolved around the themes of stone and wood. The interior design studio conceived two luxury bedroom designs, both of which entailed creating a sense of comfort and refinement within a relatively small and rectangular space.
“The renovation of a series of guest rooms with a given size and structure involved a re-examination of the definition of luxury,” said Morphosis. “We turned to the reduction and refinement of elements – focusing on scale, colour, tactility, unexpected form and connections to the natural context.”
Every aspect of the modern bedroom – from the lighting to the washbasin – were custom designed and fabricated. The luxury bedroom designs were heavily influenced by the surrounding terrain.
In the stone-themed bedrooms, the grey walls and floors are wrapped in local stone, which varies in colour, cut and texture. Oak panels in the wood-themed bedrooms were made of trees harvested from the nearby Graubünden forests.
“Wrapping visitors in locally sourced natural materials, the rooms draw inspiration from the incredible mass of alpine rock, earth and greenery of the surrounding Valser Valley,” the team said.
A modern bed, an elongated black headboard and a black storage unit were placed in each unit. A large sliding glass door opens onto a terrace, providing a strong connection to the outdoors.
At the heart of each contemporary bedroom is an illuminated shower made from hot-bent glass, which was designed by Morphosis and fabricated by Cricursa. White or yellow dots embedded in the glass provide a sense of privacy.
The shower is meant to serve “as an abstract sculptural object that stands in glowing contrast to the room’s natural surfaces”.
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