In the Mountains


Villa Vals, a retreat in the hills of Switzerland, is a literal hideaway for those who stay there. Christian Müller Architects (CMA) and SeARCH, both based in Amsterdam, created the incredible structure by digging it into the side of the mountain. The stone and concrete structure provides unobstructed, amazing views of the nearby Vals baths and beautiful mountainside. Its concave entrance responds to the slope of the hill, while providing a patio area and ample natural light into the home, giving its inhabitants a fabulous escape.