The main idea was to make a garden that harmonizes and is one with the residential building. The house is in a Mediterranean style, plastered in a light emerald color, decorative elements are made of dark green mosaic, verandas are made of green granite, retaining walls and plinth of the house are made of green quartzite. On the facade of the house you can see panels depicting landscapes of Italy, beloved customer’s place. Green is a favorite color of client, which is why I decided to create a garden using shades of only one color, playing with the shape and textures of plants and materials.
Gold Winner – Archframe Design Awards 2021
Design Firm – Aleksandra Lavrukhina
Project Title – Shades of Green
Project Category – Landscape Design
Status – Unbuilt
Architect/Designer – Aleksandra Lavrukhina
Design Team – Aleksandra Lavrukhina
Practice – Professional Designer
Country – Russia
The architecture of the garden itself is essentially in the style of constructivism – with square and rectangular zones, straight wide paths and a clear rectilinear pattern on them. But also the garden turned out to be cozy and calm, because the volume and splendor of about 100 different species of plants give it, softening the pressure of straight lines. Also in the garden there is a lounge area, a study, a sitting area by the fire, small romantic garden and a quiet corner in the shade of a tree.
The garden is an integral part of the living space. Therefore, it is so important that it is ideal for the owners to relax, so that it brings pleasure from contemplation and peace at any time of the year.
The key object in the garden is a unique fountain-a sculpture cast in bronze of the Earth goddess Gaia. She is represented as a beautiful Dryad, a wood nymph whose hair looks like twigs with leaves from which water flows. Gaia is a talisman in the garden, which seems to breathe life into it and creates peace and tranquility thanks to the drops that flow from the leaves into a bowl of water.