Set deep in the mountainous region of the Bergell, an alpine valley in Switzerland on the Italian boarder, Renato Maurizio’s buildings are affected by the surrounding landscape. Alongside the geographical reference, the relationship between a building’s interior and exterior is the most important factor in Maurizio’s architecture. This allows him to build functional buildings with a high utilisation value while simultaneously creating culturally meaningful buildings. His unique blend of matching natural sources such as wood with a contemporary and functional use of space have made his buildings instantly recognisable. Today many are famous far beyond the valley.