The Austrian Tirol makes its money in the Winter but Summer is when it really blossoms

The 'white gold' provided by Mother Nature is in effect the Austrian Tirol's paydirt, oiling the wheels of the local and wider economy and enabling the vast majority living in this stunning region of Central Europe to enjoy higher than national and EU-wide living standards. Notwithstanding the ability of both natural and artificial snow to…

Are the European Alps a fitting location for architectural experimentation?

For anyone who has seen the Top Mountain Star restaurant above Obergurgl-Hochgurgl or the glass cuboid Gaislachkogl top station in nearby Soelden, the latter whose use in the James Bond SPECTRE film has been mercilessly exploited by the lift operator, will already be of the opinion that the boundaries of conventional alpine design are not…