AUFBERG: 1113 metres above the ordinary

  

  

If you are looking for a peaceful and contemplative place for this year’s long-awaited holiday, we recommend the mountain houses Aufberg in the Austrian area of Zell am See – Kaprun. These architectural gems are at once ultra modern yet very friendly and welcoming. 

Near the small Austrian town of Piesendorf in the Hohe Tauern National Park stand the mountain houses Aufberg. Their names Aufberg 1113 and Aufberg 1110 refer to the altitude at which they stand, an idyllic spot that seems to have been created for contemplation and relaxation. The homes were designed by the Munich-based architect Andreas Meck (www.meck-architekten.de) and have won a number of architectural prizes. In his design Meck skilfully responded to the owners’ request to create an idyllic spot from which to enjoy the splendid mountain views. 

The entire southern glass wall is lined with a covered terrace that extends on one end as an aerial balcony. Whether you enjoy this space at sunrise or sunset, you are certain to be fascinated by the perfect interplay of mountains, sun and nature. This is true freedom! 

The upper story of Aufberg 1113 houses the 73 m2 Swallow’s Nest apartment, which is formed by one large open space. The entire southern wall is made of glass, providing a breathtaking view of the panorama of the Hohe Tauern mountains.  

The upper story of Aufberg 1113 houses the 73 m2 Swallow’s Nest apartment, which is formed by one large open space. The entire southern wall is made of glass, providing a breathtaking view of the panorama of the Hohe Tauern mountains.  

The second house on a hill overlooking the Kaprun valley – Aufberg 1110 – also hides two apartments: Fresitz and Ansitz. In comparison to the apartments in Aufberg 1113, these apartments were built using wood and following more closely local architectural traditions. Colours are the focus of design in these two holiday apartments. 

The smaller of the two Aufberg homes, 1110 appears to naturally emerge from the hillside, as the angle of the roof follows the angle of the terrain. The simplicity of this home is underscored by the choice of an all-wood facade made of larch, which will age gradually and naturally, never loosing its beauty and charm. 

The smaller of the two Aufberg homes, 1110 appears to naturally emerge from the hillside, as the angle of the roof follows the angle of the terrain. The simplicity of this home is underscored by the choice of an all-wood facade made of larch, which will age gradually and naturally, never loosing its beauty and charm. 

The interiors of apartments Ansitz and Freisitz are dedicated to colour. The chairs, inspired by Austrian traditional design, shine in bright orange and other vibrant colours. The dining tables are brought to life with unique hanging lights La Volière, designed and manufactured by the French designer Mathieu Challières.

 

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By: Adéla Kudrnová | Photos: Adéla Kudrnová