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ARCHITECTURE / INTERIOR DESIGN
Domenig and Domenig
Switzerland’s Romansh cantons contain some of the country’s (and the world’s) best skiing, and are now host to a hotel to attract design aficionados as well: rocksresort. As the name implies, the property’s façade is rough stone, a material that refers to the surrounding landscape and rock formations. The eleven buildings that make up the complex are simple cube forms, both inconspicuous and bold in their design. Several of the structures are arranged around a central square at the bottom of a ski slope, while others nestle up to the edge of a nearby forest.
Architects Domenig and Domenig, authors of outstanding commercial and private projects in and around Switzerland, have created a multi-use complex that defies categorization. There is no standardization here: the various outbuildings contain different guestroom and apartment-style arrangements, from two-bedroom suites to ten-bed apartments. Built on a town-square model, restaurants and shops give the complex a life of its own.
Interiors reflect the cubic format of the buildings and feature lighter materials to contrast with the awe-inspiring landscape; bedrooms feature untreated, light-finished wood along with complementary textiles, creating a calm, intimate ambiance. The overall effect is both primitive and progressive, a ski-land getaway that calms the mind and spirit.