Temple 74 in Mellau in the Bregenz Forest is a new project by Evi and Jürgen Haller. With their renovation of Mesmer House in Bildstein, they showed how an old building can be infused with a modern interior life. The Tempel 74 apartment buildings are new, but they too skilfully combine tradition and modernity, as well as superb architecture and craftsmanship.
The two houses are a good fit for the old village centerof Mellau. House A is a reconstruction of an old farmhouse – true to the original – with typical box and rhomboid windows, shutters, and a facade of wooden shingles. House B interprets the traditional Bregenzwald building culture in a modern style. It features large, asymmetrically arranged windows and a curtain-type wooden facade with open and closed sections. The two houses are connected by an underground car park and a basement floor, which houses a communal lounge. This space combines the elements of a traditional parlour, like a corner bench and a cosy fireplace, with the ambience of a modern lounge. The covered outdoor area in front of the parlour opens up to the village square and its fountain, the meeting place for locals and visitors.
In both houses there are five apartments as well as a sauna with rest area. House A is also home to the architectural office of Jürgen Haller. The apartments are furnished in a minimalist style with straight-lined furniture and radiate both a down-to-earth quality and a distinct elegance. Local timbers – on the floors and some of the walls and ceilings – create a homely atmosphere. Through the windows and from the balconies you can enjoy views of the village square and the mountains.
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What to do
Winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, free-ride tours, sleigh rides, tobogganing), spring, summer and autumn activities (hiking, mountain biking, e-bike tours, mountain hiking, culinary tours, fishing, stroller paths, walks, swimming, climbing, canyoning, paragliding or whitewater swimming) Cultural highlights: Architekturland Vorarlberg, Umgang Bregenzerwald (village tours), Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Schubertiade, numerous museums, the Bregenz Festival. Jürgen Haller also offers personally guided architectural tours.
Why we like this house
Houses in a typical Vorarlberg style: architecture and craftsmanship, tradition and modernity, are skilfully combined. A further bonus at the stylish apartments is the cordial service of the hostess Evi Haller.
This house is great for
Families, couples, and groups. The area is an El Dorado for architecture fans, but also grat for nature lovers and sportsmen.
Getting there without a car: Bregenz or Dornbirn express train station; direct bus connection to Mellau. EV-charging station.
Evi embodies the passion for hospitality, Jürgen the combination of architecture and craftsmanship. Together, they stand for the finest in art of living at Temple 74. Those who spend their holidays here experience both - hospitality and architecture - in a very authentic and personal manner.
|AT – Austria, Vorarlberg, Bregenzerwald, Mellau
|In the centre of the village
|Number of guests
|2-6 guests per apartment in 10 apartments of different sizes
|Jürgen Haller (architect), Mellau
|Detail (März 2022), GEO Saison April 2021, nextroom.at 1/2021, CUBE Select 04/20
|Staatspreis Architektur 2021 Sonderpreis Kategorie Dienstleistung "Nachhaltiger Tourismus", Vorarlberger Holzbaupreis 2021 (recognition), Iconic Award 2021 - Innovative Architecture (Winner), German Design Award 2021 - Special mention: Excellent architecture, 8. Hypo Bauherrenpreis (Preisträger), BigSEE Tourism Design Award 2021
|Modern, Old & new
|1-2 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Family, Hiking, Meeting, Mountains, Sauna, Skiing, Spa, EV-charging station, No car needed
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