Unfortunately to new Owners of the Therme Vals decided to demolish ALL Rooms designed by Peter Zumthor.
The “Temporaries” | Hotel Therme „… The basic furnishings – black lacquer pieces designed by Peter Zumthor – are the same in all rooms, and yet each room is unique: bright kilims or gabbehs, twentieth-century furniture classics from Eileen Gray to Mies van der Rohe to Le Corbusier to Jasper Morrison, pure silk curtains in different colors to match the carpet. You sleep in a king-size bed with linen sheets …“
Hey! do you know any project where the designers applied the concept of "genius locci" to it? I'm having a hard time to find some examples of it. Thanks :)
Sense of Place, Authenticity and Character: A Commentary they state that the culmination of
Norberg-Schulz’s examination of the
genius loci concept is found in
Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture where genius loci is described as representing the sense
people have of a place, understood as the sum of all physical as well as symbolic
values in nature and the human environment.
In Norberg-Schulz’s description of the genius loci, as well as in his own use of
the concept, four thematic levels can be recognized:
the topography of the earth’s surface;
the cosmological light conditions and the sky as natural conditions;
symbolic and existential meanings in the cultural landscape.