heri&salli: landscape fence
heri&salli: landscape fence
jan 20, 2012

heri&salli: landscape fence

‘landscape fence’ by heri&salli, austria image © paul ott




‘landscape fence’ is located on the property of a dwelling overlooking a lake in austria, has been designed by viennese practice heri&salli. the concept of the typical chain link fence has been transformed into an aesthetic element, enveloping this residence to provide privacy from neighbors while directing attention towards the scenic landscape. arcing and spanning above an outdoor pool and deck, the canopy’s purpose of demarcating the property’s boundaries becomes lost, instead conveying an experiential feeling of spaciousness. the diagonal pattern continuously wraps from the ceiling plane into the floor, integrating stairs, seating and tables into the fluid form.

heri&salli: landscape fence view from the swimming pool image © paul ott




the steel diagrid structure is intermittently sheathed with curved rectangular metal panels. the pattern dissolves as it moves vertically towards the top of the construct, becoming more open to the sky and views.

heri&salli: landscape fence entry image © paul ott

heri&salli: landscape fence view from the surrounding landscape image © paul ott

heri&salli: landscape fence illuminated at night image © paul ott

heri&salli: landscape fence model

heri&salli: landscape fence model

heri&salli: landscape fence conceptual model

heri&salli: landscape fence elevation

heri&salli: landscape fence sketch

heri&salli: landscape fence sketch

  • What about garden designs for contemporary houses?

  • Very \”80s Miami Vice\”…
    No color, no vegetation, all cold hard shiny refrigerator-white.
    If not for the lake view this would be a nightmare of a sanitarium.

    Heywood Floyd says:
  • Sculpture plus architecture but without that essential ingredient of making things work. This is nonsense.

    Sultony says:
  • Well, it\’d be more costly than a fence

    jkllew says:

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