Richard Neutra’s Haus Rentsch in Wengen 1964
Picture Source: http://www.weareprivate.net/blog/?p=21746
Book: Visionary Gardens – Modern Landscapes by Ernst Cramer
The reflecting pool and sudden drop off of the house allows a person to be engulfed by nature and emphasizes its vastness, while at the same time being in a comfortable setting.
Ulm Science City on Eselsberg University Section West by Peter Latz 1988
Book and Picture: Syntax of Space: The Landscape Architecture of Peter Latz and Partners
The two sides of the walkway contrast with each other separating the landscape from the university buildings and allows the pedestrians to feel like they are on the brink between two worlds, natural and manmade.
Ron Herman’s Grid and Dimension in San Francisco, California
Book and Picture: Urban Landscape Architecture by Bridget Vranckx
The different colors and textures accentuate each other. The darkness of the sides emphasizes the lighter material on top causing it to pop.