Journey through the Alps: DAY 3 – Vals, Switzerland

Our whole reason for making a large detour into Switzerland was to go to the Swiss thermal baths in Vals, Switzerland.  Designed by Peter Zumthor, the thermal bath spa (or therme) is a modern architectural masterpiece.  At University of Texas, I studied architecture and countless professors referenced this building when speaking about blending architecture with its natural surroundings.  The thermal baths were built layer-by-layer with local Valser Quarzite slabs and were buried into the mountainside as to create a grass roof terrace…. [Read More]