Asemic Scapes is a stunning concept design for a 50 patient rehabilitation center in Rainberg, Austria. The organic design by graduate of architecture, Sarah Schneider, places Asemic Scapes in the Austrian Alps and looks remarkably like snow drifts and ski slopes laid onto the mountain side.
Schneider speaks of her inspiration from calligraphy for the design. "The project develops an architecture that uses rules of natural growth and connects both growth and ornament, with a landscape environment, topologically and calligraphically." Nestled in the forest and with uplifting mountain views, a stay at a facility like Asemic Scapes would be a powerful tool in aiding a patient's recovery.
Schneider recently graduated from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna; Asemic Scapes was her thesis project.