In the Swiss village of Vals (Vals) architectural company SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects have developed an unconventional design of the underground private homes. Practically the whole house is located inside the hill (160 meters), and its glass facade out to the terrace (60 sq.m.), with a magnificent view of the Alps and green meadows.
The house is almost entirely decorated with modern designs of Dutch origin, in cooperation with a large number of Dutch designers and design companies that Dutch produce. Plates, cups, vases and lamps from Hella Jongerius, banks, throws and pillows by Scholten & Baijings. There is glassware by Aldo Bakker, there are lamps by Marcel Wanders and there are carpets of Claudy Stra. Studio JVM designed the bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. Organic Cotton bed linen is of Matters.
You can get into the house, not only from the main entrance, but through an underground tunnel leading from the barn to the house.
The main construction material used concrete, panels and doors are made of oak. The house is supplied with electricity generated by hydropower plants on the nearest lake.