German / English
Fascinated by the Alps, the authors spend most of their free time in the mountains. Always searching for new and special places, ranging from stop-offs, to final destinations for a peaceful stay, they have now compiled a wide variety of different kinds of accommodation. Buildings in the book range from houses that have been owned by one family for generations and shaped by its various characters, through chalets renovated to the most modern standards, and to solitary huts. The authors have chosen projects built using materials and sustainable construction methods in keeping with the Alpine environment that also represent successful spatial and atmospheric concepts. But this book is not only about architecture; the authors also tell stories of the houses' owners and the buildings' development and management over the years, as well as tales of Alpine life and people. Background information on construction and tips on travelling in the Alps, general maps, and a list of addresses make this book an outstanding travel guide for readers interested in architecture and for anyone who loves the Alps.
- Exemplary architecture both in and beyond tourist spots
- Essays on living, travelling and building (incl. conversion/renovation) in the Alps
- On the fascination of the Alps, »family histories« and traditions