The challenges of dealing with contemporary and modern design have inspired LIVING Association’s landscape gardener Patrick Schöni to completely reinterpret the concept of space in gardening. So far, gardens have been defined as a composition of horizontal plains and spacious structures. In the Showgarden «Neuland», boundaries between horizontal and vertical structures are fluid and add a new perception of space to the garden. The combination of nature and architecture alludes to new possibilities to gain space from unused acclivities and rocket walls. Space and time are precious goods. The Showgarden «Neuland» shows how to best make use of them and how to break new ground.
This growing societal demand has transformed and developed the concept and the idea of the garden. Living outside, eating, cooking, bathing, reading, looking after guests, relaxing, playing, working our just being and enjoying life without thinking of daily duties and commitments. This is what today’s gardens are made for. With its language of shapes, the Showgarden «Neuland» supports the emotional perception of the beholder and invites him to relax, to have a good time and to recover from stressful and rational life.
Having a pool on your own garden is still a popular demand and will continue to be so. In terms of design, the integration of a swimming-pool into a coherent concept is a great challenge. The key to success is to imbed the pool into a harmonious space structure. In the Showgarden «Neuland» the pool has been transformed and is not just seen as a place for bathing, it becomes an active creative element. A vertical water channel slowly tending toward the horizontal fills the pool with water. Over the exceeding pool edge water falls into an overflow chamber and the water circulation starts anew.
The line management combining modern, minimalist, vanguard and surreal elements leads to an assembly of mostly elliptic forms and elevations. The so-formed relief creates fascinating moments and provides the beholder with time and space to feel and enjoy the garden. Its character is formed by the sophisticated, but unostentatious use of woods, metals, water and plants. The surfaces are kept in warm and earthy colours and add some extra warmth to the garden. The plane plantation offers different green colour shades, and the slim and high cypresses create atmosphere of shelteredness in a Mediterranean lifestyle.
LIVING Association is a network of innovative and highly committed companies of several business branches. Their common aim is to develop their services in order to create fascinating living spaces combining high quality products with the beauty of nature in the best possible manner.
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Patrick Schöni, dipl. Ing. HTL/FH Gartenbau