year / 2015
location / Schaan, Lichtenstein
lead designer / enea landscape architecture
architect / Oppenheim Architecture + Design
project responsibilities / lead designer, site analysis, site visit, coordination with architects and consultants, production of all concept drawings
project description /
In collaboration with Oppenheim Architecture + Design, this new 3000 m² residential project was developed to become a stately architectural intervention whilst seamlessly merging with its natural surroundings. Overlooking the city of Schaan and the alpine mountain landscape, the project site is located in a unique position where forest meets meadow. Integrating the new home within this sloping situation proved to be challenging, but with the coordination between the landscape and the architectural teams, a cohesive, balanced overall design was achieved.
There was virtually no existing vegetation on-site except grass. With the addition of large evergreen trees, multi-stemmed Rhododendrons and underplantings of ferns and other shade-loving plantings, the forest weaves its way into the property, hugging the building and ultimately dissolving into a meadow of wildflowers.
* drawings/graphics by me while working at enea, unless otherwise indicated.
A meandering stone slab pathway leads through azaleas and yew waves underneath scots pine trees to the house entrance. A water feature wraps around the living area of the house and seamlessly transforms into a swimming pool as the pool projects from the ground towards the mountain view. Other site features include an onsen tucked into the forest plantings, an outdoor kitchen, extensive and intensive green roofs and a private outdoor shower.