It can be seen as a positive exception to the rule when a touristically motivated project takes a stance against this pseudo-idyll.
Fine metal mesh envelopes the facade of the MoyaMoya House like a silvery veil, with the cubic building acting not only as a home and private studio for the owner but also as a meeting place for ...
In the inner courtyard, a new extension nestles gently against the borders of the existing plot and forms a modern exhibition floor.
Both indoor and outdoor walls show the textural imprint of longitudinal wooden shuttering, and even some of the fixtures are cast in concrete.
Sky-scrapers, airports, motorways and artificial islands – such huge projects realised as part of the unprecedented construction boom have increasingly exhausted sand resources.
Offering closed-off facades that provide shelter from the wind, the Himalesque radio broadcasting station blends in perfectly with its surroundings.
In 2009, the community of Nenzing held a Europe-wide competition for the design of a new nursing home, whereby the pure-lined and rustic proposal found favour.
The visitor information centre at the historic Sparrenburg fortress, which opened on 17 September, will function as an informative spatial compass.
As the winner of this year's YAP 2014 Young Architects Program competition, the installation will be exhibited in the inner courtyard until 7 September.
The quietude and rusticity that reign here inspired Buchner Bründler Architekten to transform a 200-year-old stone house into a holiday home.