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.