Project Description

Matteo Bolgan,

Architects from architectural office Pedevilla Architekten form South Tyrol in Italy in their work explore modern interpretations of traditional patterns and building crafts.

Matteo Bolgan (1990) graduated in Architecture from University Iuav of Venice in 2016.  During his studies he collaborated with  varous architectural offices in Italy and Spain, among others with »Studio Rigo«,  »Andrés Perea Arquitecto«, »Ceccehtto & Associati S.r.l.«, »Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli« and is since 2017 a project architect in architectural office »pedevilla architekten« in Brunico, Italy. His approach to architecture is based on a dialogue between local conditions, »tradition« and requirements of the project.

Armin and Alexander Pedevilla studied architecture at the Graz University of Technology. From the desire for alpine building, the brothers returned to South Tyrol in 2005 and founded together »pedevilla architects«. Since then, they have made a name for itself in the international architecture scene.  For »pedevilla architects« building means a conscious approach to social, cultural, economic and ecological components of everyday life. The integration of a building into existing local built environment is as important as dealing with the temperature and the local climate. In this context, the issue of consistency becomes an important factor in planning decisions.
 »We are concerned here with the cycles of the materials used, their durability, but also with the use of traditional craftsmanship methods, a knowledge that we thought was lost, and above all with the fact that materials live and evolve over time.“

They have received numerous awards if we name a few: Their house in Pliscia »Chalet de Pedevilla« received 13 various awards and nominations from 2013 to 2018. Their project for »Kochakademie-Bad Schörgau« received “AIT Award 2018« and »Holzbaupreis Südtirol 2018«. Fire station Sand in Taufers received »German design Award 2018«, »Materialpreis  Award 2017« and »Iconic Award 2017«. Firestation Vierschach received »German design Award 2017«, »Iconic Award 2016«, »The Plan Award 2016«.

Kochacademie Schorgau, 2017

Well thought out modern interpretation of traditional patterns and its contemporary application marks the space of Cooking academy, which is a part of the Genisserhotel complex in Schorgau. Entire interior is completed from hand-whitened spruce. Through the openings of two and three dimensional geometrical pattern of ceiling panelling the hemp insulation is exposed. The main space of the cooking academy is occupied by 5m long monolithic cooking counter made from dark local porphyry.
Photos: Gustav Willeit


Showroom Trehs House, Bad Schorgau, 2017

The Showroom for the cosmetic line Trehs is entirely completed from hand-whitened spruce. As a ceiling panelling through its geometrically cut patterns exposes its hemp insulation, as a perforated room divider partially hides the space on the other side and as a classic wall panelling offers itself as a exhibition wall where the bottles of the cosmetic line Trehs are exhibited on “shelves” made out of hand crafted dowels from  dark steel.
Photos: Gustav Willeit


Wellness Bad Schorgau, 2017

The interior design of the Bad Schorgau Wellness centre is a play of modern interpretation of historic tradition. The harmony of materials used as is larch, stone and rough plaster creates a calm and restrained ambient where a fragile equilibrium is achieved between soft lines of curved staircase, cave like larch clad relaxation room and straight lines of otherwise warm wooden entrance to the bathing area.
Photos: Gustav Willeit