Architecture und landscape


In 1919 Neutra spent some formative time with the important Swiss garden and landscape architecture, Gustav Ammann. Ammann’s architectural garden designs embrace the surrounding area and by use of visual axes he allowed a complete work of art to emerge. The link with nature, central to Neutra’s architecture, and his idea that there must be “an inherent and inseparable relationship between man and nature” - formulated later on as “bio-realism” - are testimony to the influence of Ammann.
(Source: GTA Verlag ETH Zürich)