Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Six Senses Residences Crans Montana is inscribed in the site as a powerful, tectonic structure.

AW² parterns’ Reda Amalou & Stéphanie Ledoux studied the perception of the surrounding mountains, mirroring the natural environment to design a project that integrates into the landscape.

The indoor pool is thought-out as a moutain cave pool. The stone lined walls and floors are juxtaposed to the sculptured ceiling in wood. This is a space that is suspended in time, where the seasons become part of the experience with the white snows in winter and the green leaves of the trees in summer. Wood works in collaboration with ARCA Ebénisterie workshop.

AW² designed the suites of Six Senses Residences Crans Montana to create a sense of ‘coming in from the cold’. The idea that the space is a cabin in the woods, a space to feel warm and safe, while in direct contact with surrounding nature.

The rooms are thus lined in rough timber planks and stone-coloured wall render. The windows run the full width, with vast private balconies, taking in the views onto the ski slopes, forest and valley. The timber walls open with sliding panels into the bathroom space, which – as if carved into the mountain- is lined in stone.

Architecture by AW² architecture & interiors, Paris, and JP Emery Architects, Crans Montana. Interiors by AW2² architecture & interiors, Paris.