Contemporary Alpine architecture delights with its incredible variety and with clear or more subtle design cues that give a nod to tradition. Here, you can explore some of the most inspiring and ingenious architectural projects completed in the Italian, French, Austrian, or Swiss Alps. These projects range from permanent homes to weekend and vacation retreats, hotels, or refuges designed to welcome hikers and mountain climbers.
Creative and anchored in their contexts – in vastly different ways – these architectural designs showcase the best of Alpine architecture. From restored and upgraded rustic cabins with stone or wood walls to monolithic concrete buildings that mirror the peaks of the surrounding mountains, these houses are all one of a kind. While different in their style and approach to materiality, all of these projects have something in common: they boast living spaces that immerse residents in breathtaking Alpine landscapes, creating a strong connection between human and nature.