Home, Hittisau in Bregenz Forest, Austria
A traditional farmhouse in Austria’s beautiful Bregenz Forest has been transformed into a contemporary home by its owners, an architect and a doctor who were looking for peace and tranquillity. Their project masterfully combines new and old: characteristic elements that reflect the region’s building and craftsmanship traditions have been preserved within the approximately 100-year-old house’s fundamental structure. The homeowners have also brought in modern touches by redesigning numerous elements within the house, creating exciting contrasts between the past and the present. Wooden panels on the interior walls tie the entire design together. The home’s harmonious overall appearance lives from the small irregularities, nooks and imperfections typical of an older house.