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In “Landscapes of Living”, the Principal of Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture (Lebanon) discusses his commitment to drawing out the uniqueness of an environment with simplicity of gesture that gives nature the stage, “guided by a philosophy of the esoteric but pragmatic, luxurious but minimal.”
“Curating the indigenous with the contemporary while creating landscapes from which forms emerge in synergic action with a poetic functionalism is the aim,” says Djurovic. “The fluency of architectural composition and the refined simplicity of spaces provide a unique encounter between the language of the natural world and the senses.”
His lecture provides an accessible introduction to this new approach to landscape architecture in which the audience will be taken through a selection of key projects from Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture.
The firm has gained international recognition for their approach to innovative design work, winning awards such as the Cityscape Architectural Review Awards, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture as well as the American Society of Landscape Architects 2007 Award of Excellence and the American Society of Landscape Architects 2008 Award of Honor.
Melbourne School of Design
2009 Dean’s Lecture Series
Vladimir Djurovic (Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture)
“Landscapes of Living”
Tuesday 8 September, 7pm
Carrillo Gantner Theatre
Ground Floor, Sidney Myer Asia Building
University of Melbourne