I had the pleasure last night to get a sneak preview of a lecture that´s going to be given tomorrow on the Swiss architect, Peter Zumthor. Therme Vals, a hotel/spa located in the village of Vals in Switzerland, is one of his many innovative and highly original projects. The spa, listed as a protected building, is a rectangular construction with stacked walls of stone slabs, quarried only 2 km away. The hotel is furnished with furniture from designers such as Eileen Gray, Ray and Charles Eames and Marcel Breuer. Therme Vals has been called a "lesson in courage and aesthetics" and "a spa such as has never been seen before". It definitely looks like a tempting destination for those who love outstanding architecture, pampering and landscape in one package. You can learn more about Therme Vals here.