Marte.Marte Architects have designed a breathtaking contemporary oasis overlooking the Rhine Valley in western Austria.

While two of the home's facades are notably closed, the remaining two then offer virtually unobstructed views of the Austrian state of Vorarlberg and the Swiss canton of St. Gallen, thanks to a pair of frameless windows and breakthroughs.

Natural light shines into the residence from the four courtyards carved from concrete, while the standout patio boasts a large swimming pool.

The kitchen, bedroom and living quarters come together in a U-shape on one level, while the lower floor welcomes the guest rooms, laundry facilities and a wine cellar. Each room is decorated with a blend of concrete and natural wood.

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