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Harmonious cohesion best describes the work of Biquadra, design architects behind some of our favourite South Tyrol properties such as the vintage reinvention Villa Arnica, design hotel Parkhotel Mondschein and restored guesthouse Reichhalter.
A name that pops up with frequency when discussing our favoured interior design palettes, design remits and fabulous restorations is Christina Biasi-von Berg who happens to head up Biquadra, alongside her co-founder, managing director and partner Alexander Biasi. Known for her authentic interiors that seamlessly fuse old and new, future with past, Christina’s magic touch evolved from when she was a child, handling the textiles in her mother’s shop, giving her an understanding of tactile craftmanship from an early age.
She then went on to study interior design in Rosenheim with a master's degree from Milan’s European Institute of Design before working with visionary South Tyrolean architectural genius and design guru Matteo Thun.
Today, her respected company Biquadra, created in 2005, is an interdisciplinary design studio that can be found at the axis of architecture, interior design and design. Driven by the ‘spirit’ of a building, the focus of their projects tends to channel a light-touch sensitivity within the parameters of location, material, function and form to create, in their words, “aesthetically high-quality, functional and sustainable buildings and spaces that radiate their own soul.”
Dedicated to the whole process, the attention to detail that Biquadra will bestow upon a project is all-encompassing, whether that’s a design hotel, business premises, private housing commission or simply a piece of furniture.
The litmus test is whether the object, place or building reflects the environment and its people, making Christina Biasi-von Berg’s work human, interactive, kind and comfortable, wrapped in enviable style.
Instinctively working with light and colour, Biquadra designs are layered with detailed craftsmanship and sustainable materials creating a functionality that also has humble style. Rather poetically, Christina describes it just so… “our architecture and designs are reserved and quiet, and at the same time - or exactly thereby – strong and convincing.”
Despite this rigorous methodology, every project is of course, unique, and excitingly so. Look at her portfolio of remarkable designs including the unassuming beauty and earthy comfort of guesthouse 1477 Reichhalter, a clever 1920s reinvention of ease-breezy style at Villa Arnica and more recently the nostalgic flamboyance of Parkhotel Mondschein. Spaces that capture the soul of the past and future, and especially the present where we will happily reside.
Discover South Tyrol with our 24 fabulous hotels - From its perch in northern Italy, South Tyrol, or Alto Adige as it is also known, is a jewel of ancient cultures set in the mighty crown of the Alps. Nestled among the Dolomite mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage site) a marriage of languages and cultures comes together in the area’s healing spa towns, medieval hamlets, fairytale castles, wine trails and foodie destinations.
Known primarily for skiing, South Tyrol is also a year-round home to hiking, mountain biking and strolling through the botanical gardens at the base of its snow-capped mountains. At the end of the day, cap it all off with a signature hay bath or a dip in the healing thermal waters. This hidden Alpine part of Italy is well worth travelling to.
This is the South Tyrol where Austria snugs up to Italy.