Therme Vals Analysis
physical model + 3D diagrams
PETER ZUMTHOR'S THERME VALS DIAGRAMMATIC ANALYSIS
Spring 2013
Form Studio
NC State University
Instructor: Matthew Griffith
Team: William Sendor (drawings / model), Yi-Chang Liao (model), and Meredith Smith (model)

This precedent study seeks to analyze and communicate the formal organization, hierarchy, geometry, and architectural intent of Peter Zumthor's Therme Vals (Thermal Baths in Vals, Switzerland), a structure that is integrally embedded into a rural hillside. After analyzing Zumthor's project with 2D and 3D diagrams, a large model was constructed to highlight the most important of these diagrammatic explorations.
2D diagrams (L-R):
geometry, hierarchy, public/private, circulation, repetitive/unique
unit/whole, structure/enclosure, served/servant, parti, landform/built
perspective drawings
physical model
physical model construction
initial analysis
Therme Vals Analysis
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Therme Vals Analysis

Diagrammatic analysis of Peter Zumthor's Therme Vals (Thermal Baths in Vals, Switzerland). 2D and 3D visual diagrams inform a large physical diag Read more
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