Colle degli Agrumi – Citrus Hill, Catania, Sicily design by Matteo Cainer Architecture in the hills of Piedimonte Etneo lies a magical destination, a special kind of retreat with framed views of Mount Etna
Built at an altitude of 3835m, above a rock spur, subjected to winds of up to 250 km/h and temperatures of down to – 40°C, the architectural concept was conditioned by the harsh environment. Architects Déca-Laage + Groupe-H adapted to such forces, which determined the shape and orientation of the refuge.
Selvika, Finnmark, Norway, design by Reiulf Ramstad Architects, singling out and magnifying the experience of walking from roadside to seaside at this very special place at Havøysund. The path itself is a means of refocusing the experiential mode: a measured, restrained approach that creates awareness.