Aleksandra Lavrukhina: Winner of World Design Awards 2023. The customer’s favorite color is green, which is why it was decided to create a garden using shades of the same color, playing with the shape, volume, texture of plants and materials.
The architecture of the garden is made in a modern style, with square and rectangular zones. But the garden turned out to be cozy, because about 100 different types of plants give it volume, softening the pressure of straight lines. The key object in the garden is a unique fountain – a bronze sculpture of the Gaia, in the form of a beautiful dryad, who holds twigs with leaves on which water drops into a bowl.
The paving uses dark and light gray porcelain stoneware. The retaining walls and the basement of the house are made of light granite and green quartzite. The porch of the house and the steps are made of green granite. Granite lamps are used to illuminate the paths. The gazebo and study are made of larch, painted in gray.
Garden for relaxation. It has a gazebo – lounge area with upholstered furniture. An office covered with honeysuckle, where there is a table, a chair and a laptop socket. A recreation area by the campfire, where it is pleasant to sit on soft sofas in the evenings. And the beautiful fountain of the earth goddess Gaia, in the form of a dryad, which unites all the zones in the garden and is its mascot.
The garden is located in the Moscow region, Russia. The project was created for a private customer. The customer’s favorite color is green, and I took this into account when selecting materials and plants. Paving, buildings, finishing materials, furniture – all in shades of gray. The plants in the garden are of various shades of green, going into gray, blue, emerald, yellowish. The habitus of plants, the shape and texture of leaves were also taken into account, so that the garden did not seem boring and monotonous, but was interesting and unusual. 120 plant variations were used.
Shades of Green
World Design Awards Category
Private Landscape Design Built
Aleksandra Lavrukhina is a landscape designer. In 2017, she graduated from the School of Architecture and Design in Moscow. Since then, she has been creating landscape design projects for private gardens and constantly improving her skills in various courses. She creates landscape design projects for private gardens. The main goal is always to create a garden that is as harmonious as possible and combines with the architecture and color palette of the buildings located on the site. She prefers to work by choosing one dominant color, focusing on nuances and color shades.