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Cingle 30: living inside and outside

Cingle 30

Situated on a steep slope in the Mallorcan coastal village of Port de Sóller, Cingle 30 offers stunning panoramic views of the bay and the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Consisting of a fair-faced concrete cube which extends out above a substructure of traditional quarry stone walls, the house appears to grow out of the terraced hillside.

Region/Town: ES – Spain, Mallorca, Port de Sóller

Scenery: Hillside location with view to the bay

Accommodation: House



Swiss Architect Max Dudler designed the renovation and extension of the Gutshaus Cantzheim manor, situated between a side stream of the Saar River and a vineyard. The ensemble of buildings has been transformed into a guest house, …

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Kanzem on the Saar

Scenery: between a side stream of the Saar River and a vineyard

Accommodation: Hotel, Apartment


Villa Vergelle

Set in the Tuscan Orcia Valley, Villa Vergelle resembles a traditional agricultural building from the outside. Behind its old walls, however, the villa embraces a modern industrial style: concrete flooring, visible steel beams, large windows and an open living area on the ground floor combine to create a loft-like ambience. …

Region/Town: IT – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino

Scenery: Small settlement between gentle green hills

Accommodation: House


Casa da Lila

Casa da Lila in the historic old town of Silves in southern Portugal is full of surprises. Hidden behind its modest traditional façade, you will find contemporary architecture and an exquisite interior. What at first appears to be a small single-storey house, turns out to be a spacious three-level home offering spectacular views across the city and the surrounding hills.

Region/Town: PT – Portugal, Algarve, Silves

Scenery: in the centre of a small town

Accommodation: House


Vila Mravljevi

The Vila Mravljevi, in a small village in western Slovenia, consists of two houses: a typical regional stone farmhouse and a new modern building. During the renovation of the farmhouse, which dates back to 1880, its walls were torn out to create spacious rooms. …

Region/Town: SI – Slovenia, Vipava Valley, Branik

Scenery: small village in a mountain landscape

Accommodation: House



You would expect a B&B like the opus35 to be in a big city rather than the quiet Belgian town of Montzen. Hidden behind the walls of an old brick house you find a unique mix of modern architecture, …

Region/Town: BE – Belgium, Liège, Montzen

Scenery: small village in rural surroundings

Accommodation: B&B


Alpine Lodge Pontresina Chesa Plattner

The Alpine Lodges in the Swiss village Pontresina are centrally located, yet quiet and with a mountain view. The building with its modern alpine architecture sets itself apart from the village´s typical Engadine houses. The Alpine Lodges‘ design is modern but pays respect to the traditions of the Engadine: regional ornaments and typical materials are used and interpreted in a contemporary way. …

Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Graubünden, Engadin, Pontresina

Scenery: in a village, with alpine panorama

Accommodation: Apartment


Finca Paraiso

The Finca Paraiso is located in a green oasis on a sunny hillside in the south of Gran Canaria. A small cottage in Canarian style was enlarged by a contemporary, minimalist extension. Inside, the Finca now has a modern appearance with a kitchen block of high grade fair-faced concrete, …

Region/Town: ES – Spain, Gran Canaria, Barranco de Soria, Cercados de Espinos

Scenery: retreated in a mountain valley on the island

Accommodation: House



“Bleibe” at the foot of the Hörnle peak in Bad Kohlgrub, Upper Bavaria, is a holiday apartment in an extraordinary modern house constructed of fairfaced concrete, glass and timber. The apartment extends from the ground floor to the souterrain, …

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Bavaria, Bad Kohlgrub

Scenery: Alps edge, Ammergau Alps

Accommodation: Apartment


Kornspeicher Mauritz (Mauritz Granary)

Between cornfields, paddocks and the bay, to the south east of the holiday island of Rügen, lies the village of Zicker, and the Kornspeicher Mauritz. This old granary has been thoguhtfully modernised and many structural details have been preserved. …

Region/Town: DE – Germany, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Rügen, Zicker

Scenery: Rügen, Baltic Sea

Accommodation: Apartment


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