Meyer Wells Gray Ads5.jpg

Apples to Apples

Noa* designs a new wellness area and guest rooms for a farm-and-hotel concept tucked among the apple orchards of South Tyrol, Italy.


By Lauren Mang

Photographed by Alex Filz


The Apfelhotel Torgglerhof, designed by Noa*.



Located in the apple-growing region of South Tyrol, Italy, the Apfelhotel Torgglerhof treats its guests to a taste of the bucolic life.

The farm-meets-hotel concept has been in operation since 1978, but in 2016, its new owners were looking to expand with additional guest suites and wellness offerings. They brought in Bolzano, Italy-based architecture and interior design firm Noa* to develop the new structures—three standalone buildings with 18 guest rooms, a restaurant expansion, and a partially subterranean wellness facility that blends into the lush landscape while complementing the historic hotel’s charm. Situated on the farm’s east-facing side, the three separate, pitched-roof buildings are constructed from dark wood and feature a modern, overlapping-rhombus façade detail. Room interiors are neutral with country-inspired elements including wood wall cladding and linen curtains. A swinging daybed on each terrace affords guests a spot to relax and take in the scenic surroundings. Entering the new spa and wellness facility is to arrive through an otherworldly portal: A curved concrete shell with a wooden door is embedded in a mound of earth covered in greenery. On the other side of the mound, a steel-and-glass structure emerges and opens to the pool, which is framed with gneiss, a type of metamorphic rock. The spa’s tranquil lounge area features woven lamps, a natural-stone drinking fountain, and an open fireplace. On the top floor, a dramatic Finnish sauna with curved wooden slats overlooks the apple fields.




#Noa #Apfelhotel #architecture #design #hospitalitydesign #hoteldesign

© 2020 GRAY Media, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 6/1/2018) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 6/1/2018). Your California Privacy Rights. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of GRAY Media, LLC.

GRAY Media, LLC is based in Seattle, Washington, United States.

GRAY magazine design and culture
0