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24.02.2019Family Ties – The Taxhof and the Aufberg Houses

High above Bruck at the Großglocknerstraße in the Austrian Pinzgau lives and works since 1687 family Unterberger. With their guests they share not only the fantastic location with a view of the Hohe Tauern, the Kitzsteinhorn and down into the Salzach valley. But also four architectural highlights up to a tree house, which happily combine tradition and modernity in very different ways.

27.01.2019Bildstein and its Mesmerhaus: A mesmerising powerhouse above Lake Constance

Bildstein in Vorarlberg, Austria. This location with its view of Lake Constance and the Alpine Rhine estuary will evoke breath-taking images in your mind even whilst planning your holiday there. When I arrive, it isn’t just the late evening views of the distant lights on the lake’s opposite shore that widen my horizons. Before making any other impression, it is the magical silence of the small village surrounding the Basilica of the Visitation of Our Mary that strikes me immediately. If silence could be described as a “sound”, to me it is sublime, peaceful, and it grounds me almost involuntarily.

25.12.2018Our HomeStories 2018: review!

The UA-HomeStories are a series of articles that tell about the people and stories behind the URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR houses. They portray the character of a place and make us experience the visions and unique architectural concepts of the people who conceived them. With the HomeStories, we want to give the reader a glimpse behind the facades of the URLAUBSARCHITEKTUR houses, show them in a very personal light and narrate them from within. The winter holidays are the perfect time for relaxed wandering through the stories…

25.11.2018das quartier – Innovation at the foot of the Zugspitze

As visually striking as it is unexpected, the silhouette of quartier’s roofline on the southern perimeter of Garmisch-Partenkirchen will catch your eye from the moment you arrive. Inside – which we will get to shortly – a cosmos of contemporary living awaits you. And while quartier appears to suit its environment so naturally today, its presence somehow self-evident, it has its own unique back story – a story worth unpacking before we open its doors.

31.10.2018Corte Campioli – Life is a lucky bag

At the beginning of 2012 Sabine and Christian Blumrath take a one-month break from their very successful and all-determining professional life and travel “to the end of the world”, into the sheer endless expanse of Patagonia. They face astonished limitless horizons, enjoy the wild silence of starry nights and experience the essence of ancient traditions. And they come to rest, and the rest creates the space for a great, urgent question: Does our life fulfill us? Patagonia becomes the midwife of a great decision: Get out – and dare a new beginning

26.09.2018Parkhotel Holzner – The story of a mountain haven

The Parkhotel Holzner in Soprabolzano is a place of contrasts that complement one another consistently in every area and create convincing synergies: body and soul. Art nouveau and fair faced concrete. Wild nature and urban flair. The glow of the Alps and the Orient. Big and small. The timeless and the timeworn.

26.08.2018A great cinematic experience in the High Tauern mountains: Hotel Hinteregger

The Grossglockner sits enthroned in the heart of the “High Tauern“, Central Europe’s largest national park. Even if it is surrounded by more than 300 other mountains over 3000 metres, it surpasses them all in height and majesty. 30 kilometres away the ”Hinteregger Kogel“ , itself 2600 metres high, seems somewhat modest by local standards. Not only is it one of the most striking peaks above Matrei in East Tyrol, but is Hotel Hinteregger’s local mountain and namesake.

30.06.2018BUCHARCHITEKTUR – the art of building a book

By Britta Krämer, June 2018   Kathrin Schmuck is an architect and the owner of BUCHARCHITEKTUR. Since 2014 she has been designing award-winning books that cover every imaginable aspect of architecture: monumental monographs such as that for the architectural practice Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei, …

27.05.2018Villa Zoé – A gateway to other worlds

For 15 years, Daniela Keil ran her own travel agency in Mannheim, organising luxury tours throughout the world. During this time, she was literally always on the move, discovering the most beautiful places on every continent.

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