Autumn is finally here and winter’s just around the corner. It’s getting dark earlier, it’s cold and misty outside and we’re spending more time within our own four walls. It’s the perfect time to rearrange your home a little, redecorate and make yourself comfortable – until spring comes back around, at least…

A design “grandmaster” was chosen by the Persian Gulf emirate to create an institution that celebrates its cultural heritage and landscape: the National Museum of Qatar in Doha. For this project, Pritzker prize-winner Jean Nouvel produced an avant-garde building inspired by the desert rose, an ornate formation of crystal clusters with overlapping discs primarily found in dry desert regions. And architect Koichi Takada continued this analogy with nature for the interior design of the gift shop.

Spectacular architecture coupled with sustainable building is usually at home in urban settings. But Norway’s towering mountains are now the backdrop for contemporary architecture that is a welcome retreat after a long hike. Tungestølen is found on a plateau at the foot of Jostedalsbreen, Europe’s highest mainland glacier. These mountain cabins have far more to offer than the usual food and lodgings with a dormitory full of mattresses. And so it is no coincidence that the project was designed by Snøhetta, one of the world’s most prestigious architectural firms. Their client was Luster Turlag, a local branch of the Norwegian National Trekking Association.

Although the sun held back nobly, the premiere of “KATTUS Organic Buschenschank am Nussberg by Feuerwehr-Wagner” at the end of May was a complete success and attracted Viennese gourmets as well as international guests who enjoyed the charming ambience with a unique view over the federal capital together. On 30 July 2022, from 11 a.m., the relaxed culinary event in the vineyard, which appeals to all the senses, continues at the Nussberg.

Escape the daily routine for a few days, soothe the soul and really relax – this is the goal of many people when they go on holiday. The four-star Alpin Juwel hotel in Saalbach-Hinterglemm has a spa especially for those looking to unwind, with an area of more than 1,000 square metres playing host to several saunas, pools and traditional massages, plus a range of Ayurvedic treatments. Spa manager Carolina reveals five tips on how to relax sustainably on holiday ….