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in the mountains does not necessarily need to conform to the romantic picture of ‘Gemütlichkeit’ and accordingly to an outdated stereotype of […]

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