1997 - 1999
Landscape design for a residential earth-sheltered building. The design is strongly dictated by the simplicity of the surrounding pastoral landscape and the horizontal profile of the new building designed by Kläntschi and Kläntschi Architects. The site was gently terraced allowing the contours of the surrounding landscape to flow through the site. Local stone reclaimed from a redundant reservoir was used to build a series of walls echoing the exposed strata of the house. Grassland and native trees weave the new development back into its context.
At the rear of the building an ornamental grass garden was created to provide a domestic element to the scheme whilst continuing to complement the meadowland theme.