Location: Vitznau, CH
Remarks: Project 2015, Realisation 2019
Inspired by the beauty of the flora nearby, the second phase of the Grabacher development (see no.54) is named “Dryade” after Greek divinities presiding over trees. Each villa received the name of one of four Dryad sisters: Orea, Balanis, Karya, and Syke. They were supernaturally long-lived, tied to their homes and celebrated for their beauty. Like wood nymphs, the villas are in direct exchange with the environment, preserving and emphasizing nature’s beauty. Without visible borders and deep-rooted in nature, the houses are part of the natural environment, keeping the balance between nature and modern living.