Jürgen Haller is the gentle giant of a guy, a genius Baumeister in Austria’s Bregenzerwald. Over the past years, he has carved a name for himself with his imposing architecture, engineering, and design narrative.
He is an aficionado of timber, his heartfelt passion and Jürgen Haller is a master of harnessing nature, tradition and culture. He uses local materials sourced from the forests and applies a modern hand to the old-school building and construction ways. It is that makes is builds standout, but equally coherent.
His strong use of the vernacular enables his studio to embed centuries-old familiar ways with those that strike a pose.
Ultimately Haller sets about to integrate into the landscapes and add to the visual drama, especially when framing a Mountain view.
Exterior use local timbers, cladding most in wood, contrasting to flat concrete and his structures pierce the traditional with abstracted structures. From the inside, his creative work comes to play; modern design and humble heritage are the trademarks.
Tempel 74 Apartments in the heart of the Mellau-Damüls has recently been awarded a special entry by the German Design Awards 2021. The award accrediting his skills of infusing centuries-old Alpine craftsmanship with pioneering architecture.