The exteriors are an optical masterstroke: UV-coated mirrored glass cloaks the western façades, reflecting the dramatic contours of the Mendel mountains.
Inside each house, Pichler has wrought a living room-kitchen, bedroom and bathroom out of just 25 sq m, introducing light and air via skylights.
Furniture from Italian company Plank, nut wood screens and a Gervasoni Ghost sofa bed add to the sleek flexibility, while cantilevered terraces and gardens further break the boundary between dwelling and setting.
A retreat firmly for outdoor types, in summer trek or bike the grasslands and pine copses of the plateau, while in winter head south-east to the ski slopes of Obereggen.
Journalist: Jonathan Lee
Publisher: Wallpaper* magazine