City garden family K.
Zürich, Switzerland, 1995
Client
Armin Krummenacher
Architecture
Kienast, Vogt & Partner
Builder
Lehm Ton Erde Baukunst GmbH

In the arranged villa garden, 1995 in Zürich, a 10m long and 2,5m high earthen wall marks the southern boundary of the property and forms a plinth for the seemingly dominant picture of the oaks and beeches rising behind, as seen from the living room. Covered with a rusting steel sheet, the wall stands in an exciting interdependency to the other, very different containments of the small garden. Dieter Kienast defined the wall as a changing picture, which transforms in the elapse of a day or year, in its structure as in its color. He nominated it to the picture carrier for the normally hidden soil, demonstratively contrasting the very differentiated greens of the plants and the structure of the garden gravel.

(pictures: Christian Vogt)

Lehm Ton Erde