"South Tyrol is a memorable place: climatically, culturally and culinarily, the region embodies well-being in a breathtaking mountain scenery like no other. Alpine architecture in South Tyrol captures and highlights the profile of the region in all its layered complexity. From cable car stations to mountain huts, from conversions of monasteries to hotel suites, practically every type of building is highlighted." So reads the abstract on the Detail website presenting the volume.
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The 26 projects selected by the editors Daniel Reisch and Katinka Temme are exemplary case studies of how the codes of traditional architecture, almost in period style, can be continuously renewed, revitalized and reinterpreted with a bold contemporary vocabulary integrated into the landscape of the Dolomites. Four essays by selected South Tyrolean experts then offer, in the central pages of the publication, a unique insight into some of the key aspects of the region. The photographs describing the projects are accompanied by plans and sections of the buildings on scales ranging from 1:750 to 1:150, together with some schemes and maps of the territorial and landscape context.