X Architekten is the Austrian studio behind the design of the Pastoral Care Center, a two-storey secular complex located in Linz, Austria. The design of the center conceptually starts from the existing woodlands, it creates a ‘built landscape’ by cutting into the adjacent hillside towards a wooded slope. The embankment provides a dark graphic contrast to the lush plot while creating a shallow bowl around the building. The resulting effect enables the structure to be read as if it was emerging out of the land, revealing its presence in dramatic landscaping. The climbable roof serves as a link between the nearby steel car port and gardens.
via: X Architekten