Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Smart Swiss Chalet

Today's ski house is chosen in honor of  National Pi Day (today's date is 3.14) and Albert Einstein's birthday.  Although born in Germany (on 3.14.1879), Einstein was educated and lived much of his early life in Switzerland (University of Zurich, and then in Bern where he developed his theory of relativity).  I can't help wondering whether he did any skiing during his time in Switzerland (the ski doctors apparently think so).  And I wonder if Einstein ever made any connections between skiers speed / time relative to the stationary Swiss chalets on the mountains?  (Student of physics?...Check out this computation of energy transformation for downhill skiing).

So today, relatively speaking, the smartest place for a ski house is Switzerland.  The Ski House of the Day is Chalet Guybin in the Swiss Alps.  This house is a 5-bedroom traditional Swiss design chalet, close to the ski slopes in Champery/Portes du Soleil:

This chalet brilliantly combines rustic and plush elements to create one warm, inviting and smart ski house:

I love the slate kitchen floor, wall of glass doors, and those furry, comfortable-looking stools...

...and the rough wood timbers and stone work...

So, on 3.14.12 -- the Swiss Alps still look like a pretty smart place, indeed.  But, it doesn't take a mathematical genius to figure out how nice this ski chalet is!

1 comment:

  1. Chalet Gstaad and Chalet Switzerland the Swiss Alps still look like a pretty smart place. Really likre this blog post,....this place is so cool and awesome..i really like the information you shared with us....