Cubo-Garden in collaboration with Phooey Architects was announced as the winner of the Edna Walling Award for Designed Residential Landscapes at The Victorian AILA awards 2014. Read the full citation below:
'The Cubo Rear Garden is a small garden which provides a rich field for experimentation and play. A wonderful sense of collaboration between the client, the architect and landscape architect is implicit in this scheme which enables the fertile range of ideas to be crafted seamlessly in a delightful manner. The project applies the surrealist technique of “Cubomania” to catalogue, re-use and re-invent the demolished building materials. The craft of garden design is exemplified in this project where the intricate weaving of diverse materials creates fun, tranquillity and a flexible transition between inside and outside. Tactile materials including water and sand increase the illusion of space while diverse plant choices provide opportunities for biodiversity and a productive landscape. Water harvesting, permeable surfaces and a fish pond reduce storm water runoff and increase the resilience of the planting. The jury commends this project as it demonstrates an innovative approach to small garden design that places a high value on sustainability and the textural and tactile experience of the garden.'