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Beyond the Cliché: the mountain chalet reinterpreted

The rooms in Peter Zumthor's wooden holiday homes in Leis are structured as block-like units. Full-height windows offer generous views out into Alpine landscape of the sparsely populated Vals valley,  photo: Ralph Feiner

The mountain chalet has always been closely linked with the dream of a simple, rustic home in pristine natural surroundings. However, a number of projects throughout the world show that a holiday home in the mountains does not necessarily need to conform to the romantic picture of ‘Gemütlichkeit’ and accordingly to an outdated stereotype of […]
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Show Your Bones: Architecture That Wears Structure On The Outside


Ensamble Studio’s Hemeroscopium House, in Madrid; photo: Roland Halbe Architects love structure—and with good reason. In a profession that frequently blurs the lines between artistic disciplines, structure is one of the few things that architects can uniquely call their own. From Mies van der Rohe to Félix Candela, many masters have made their affinity for engineering central …Continue Reading
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Chill Out! Top 10 Chalets, Spas, And Sanctuaries To Combat Stress

  To celebrate the end of tax season, which oh-so-fittingly coincides with National Stress Awareness Month, we’ve pulled together our top ten projects that help us relax, just by looking. These serene cabins, calming spas, and tranquil retreats are ideal places to unwind after filing your federal income taxes. And if you wildly overestimated your Sigue leyendo

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Featured Project: Swedish Ski Lodge By Waldemarson Berglund

Project:  Åre Solbringen Architect:  Waldemarson Berglund Location:  Åre, Sweden Set on the southern slope of Sweden’s famed Åreskutan mountain, this grouping of three cabins cling to the spilling terrain. The thin, elongated form of the cabins was necessitated by the narrowness of their plots running down the slope. The houses are approached from above with a single stair cascading down Sigue leyendo

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Building Of The Day: An Old Farmhouse, Remade With Light

Building: Villa Solaire Architect: érémie Koempgen Architecture Location: Morzine, France Why We Liked This: This greatest challenge in converting this old barn into a contemporary home, says its architect, was to preserve its overall appearance. Spruce slats lined on all four facades were cut by local craftsmen and were installed according to a decorative pattern Sigue leyendo

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