Bühelwirt, Valle Aurina/Ahrntal in South Tyrol Italy

Purist Traditions

Cast in a dramatic silhouette in blackened larch wood, Hotel Bühelwirt in Italy’s stunning Valle Aurina (Ahrntal) is a timbered design bastion by local architects Alexander and Armin Pedevilla. With an innate sensitivity to the environment, a recurring theme in their work, the Pedevilla brothers used the topography to narrate their design, beautifully moulding a new structure with an existing 1910 chalet. The use of charcoal timber references the typical chalet-style of the region and radiates a comforting sense of shelter.

Bold angular outcrops and purposefully positioned window pews provide the guest with a constant visual drama of lush Alpine forests and snow-capped mountains, the tarred exterior frames intensifying the theatrics of nature. Merging the original alpine chalet, handed down the generations lovingly as “Old Gal”, with its latest charcoal hued designs of angular proportions and soft wooden interiors, Hotel Bühelwirt merges seamlessly into the landscape, a design den deeply connected to ancient traditions and its Ladin legacy. A striking South Tyrolean design outpost of modern meets heritage cool, Hotel Bühelwirt boasts the added twist of inherently fun alpine treehouse vibes, as local larch wood dominates and myriad loggias open onto that great, panoramic view.

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