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sub: og-page_tit: Gardens, Housing, and Living Spaces og-page_des: The desire for unspoiled nature can be addressed in a garden in a very small space. Particularly at a time when the destruction of the environment is progressing, gardens are becoming more and more important as a projection surface for longings. og-page_kwd: Landscape Architecture, Projects, Gardens, Housing, and Living Spaces og-page_url: [open] og-page_img: [open]

Gardens, Housing, and Living Spaces

Plants are central to our natural living environments. Just as buildings satisfy the need for protection, plants fulfill the desire for an unspoiled experience of nature.
Needs that can no longer be satisfied in urban space are projected onto nature. Plants, with whose help it is possible to create natural living spaces in an artificial way, are central to this yearning. Gardens have the potential to address these needs in a condensed form. In contrast to built space, plants supplements urban living spaces with their own autonomous natural qualities, which develop a direct effect in gardens. Our firm works with this contrast and develops valuable spaces for experience for people based on intentionally “green” garden concepts.

Asternplatz, Berlin

Following extensive rehabilitation and modernization work on the residential areas on Asternplatz, we developed the front garden areas and the two spacious interior courtyards into contemporary and attractive open spaces.
An oasis for communal living has been realized in the middle of the lively Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg. A spacious, intensively planted roof area takes up this idea and explores the landscape architecture potentials of this form of housing.
High-quality housing has been created on the site of the former paper factory directly next to the lake. Extensive, garden-like plantings of perennials and grasses make reference to the water and provide privacy, while preserving a free view of the lake.
We have developed a location-defining outdoor space with simple types of open spaces for the new site based on the potentials of the landscape of Zug. Open spaces for children to play and adults to relax have been created within the eventful topography.
The former industrial site left behind a magnificent nature park with ponds. We have realized three outdoor spaces near the new residential development interspersed in the park by supplementing the existing inventory with flowering meadows and trees and areas for playing and spending time.

Private Garden M., Herrliberg

The private garden is framed by plantings of grasses and perennials. At its center lies a pool with areas for sitting and grilling near the neighboring basin of water lilies. We have positioned a tulip tree with a tall trunk on the lawn. Three low cushions of yews create caesuras.
In the densely built-up district of Schöneberg, a gas station from the 1950s has become a private retreat. The bamboo that frames the garden protects it from inquisitive eyes along with pines and ornamental cherry trees. With flowering perennials and a basin of water, we have created accents in all the seasons of the year.
Behind Wettingen Abbey, between walls old and new, below the autobahn, which is drowned out by the rustling of leaves and the twittering of birds, a calm, contemplative world opens up at the waters of the Limmat River.
The magnificent, terraced Baroque garden has been thoroughly rehabilitated after years of neglect. The walls, paths, and all the plants have been renewed. Vegetables and flowers are planted and cultivated each year by neighbors, a school class, and the Bundesgärtnerei.

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