Sarajevo: Landscape Masters: Avliya

Text: Mersiha Karić

Photo: Studio Avliya Landscape

Proljeće čekam sa nestrpljenjem, a sa njim i prve biljke koje će se pojaviti na mom balkonu, u mojoj ulici i mom gradu. Ove godine će se u sklopu moje urbane bašte pronaći i prva Kokedama. Njih su u Sarajevo i u moje misli donijeli pejzažni arhitekti iz studija Avliya Landscape. Zato, ovu rubriku posvećujem njima i s nestrpljenjem čekam njihove nove zelene proizvode.

I’m impatiently waiting for the Spring to come, and with it the first plants on my balcony, in my street and my city. This year kokedamas will be a part of my urban garden, for the first time. The landscape architects from the studio Avliya brought them into Sarajevo and into my mind. Therefore, this post I dedicate them and am eagerly waiting for their new green products.

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Kokedama – Japanese Bonsai

Avliya Landscape je osnovana prije nešto više od 3 godine i do sada je ozelenila mnogo kafića, stanova, ali i obradovala mnoge mališane kada je riječ o uređenju vanjskih površina. Iako je vertikalno ozelenjavanje već odavno poznata metoda oplemenjivanja vanjskih i unutrašnjih zidnih površina, za njihovu implementaciju je potrebno mnogo znanja i iskustva. Avliya me par puta iskreno obradovala kada sam ušla u neki prostor i vidjela dio zida upakovan u zelenilo, baš poput onih pariških, urađenih od strane velemajstora Patrika Blanka. Nadam se da će i Avliya jednog dana biljkama prekrivati cijele fasade muzeja, krovove obdaništa i učiniti naš mali grad pravom oazom nazvanom ‘urbani vrt’.

Avliya Landscape was founded about three years ago and so far has greened a lot of cafes, apartments… and has made many children happy through arranging exterior areas. Although vertical gardening is a very well known method of external and internal wall surface improvement, for their implementation it is needed a lot of knowledge and experience. Avliya surprised me pleasantly a couple of times when I walked into a space and saw a wall wrapped in green, just like those in Paris, designed by grand-master botanist Patrick Blanc. I hope that one day Avliya will cover entire facades of museums or the roofs of kindergartens and contribute in making our little town a real green oasis called ‘urban garden’.

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Mirna and Scarlett in the garden of Parents House in Sarajevo
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Interior Green Decor by Avliya Landscape
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Planting the Tree at the Shopping Mall in Sarajevo

Avliya Landscape Studio čine 3 člana Mirna, Scarlett i Luka. Njih troje su pokretačka snaga ove skromne ideje koja velikim koracima ide naprijed i sve što dotakne pretvara u zelenilo. Sa Mirnom sam razgovarala o njihovim uspjesima, željama i projektima na koje su najviše ponosni, a ona strastveno ističe projekat ozelenjavanja oko Roditeljske kuće za djecu oboljelu od raka. Mirna je po osnovnoj vokaciji arhitekta, doktorirala je Pejzažnu arhitekturu u Ljubljani i vratila se u Sarajevo sa velikim snovima bez trunke želje da ga napusti. S ljubavlju priča o njemu i mašta da će jednog dana Sarajevo biti mali Pariz kada je riječ o zelenim vrtovima. Romantično se priključujem njenim snovima i želim da zaista tako i bude.

Avliya Landscape Studio has 3 members: Mirna, Scarlett and Luka. The three of them are the driving force behind these modest ideas, walking with big steps forward and turning into green everything they touch.I talked with Mirna about their successes, desires and projects which they are most proud of… She passionately points out the greening project for a Parenting House for children with cancer. Mirna is an architect, holding a PhD in Landscape Architecture from the University of Ljubljana. She came back to Sarajevo with big dreams, without a trace of desire to leave her hometown. She talks with love about it, imagining that one day Sarajevo will become a small Paris regarding green gardens. Romantically I am joining her dream and I wish that it comes true.

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Baby Garden
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The Miniature in the Bowl

Avliyine zelene čarolije dolaze u mnogim formama, a neke od njih možete pronaći i u koncept šopu Kutcha koji se nalazi na Skenderiji i koji ćemo uskoro posjetiti sa fotoaparatom u rukama. ❤

Avliyas’ green magic comes in many forms. Some of them can be found in the concept store called Kutcha, which is located onSkenderija – Sarajevo, which we will visit soon with our camera in the hand. ❤

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Photo: Mersiha Karić

Contact Avliya via:

https://www.facebook.com/AvliYa-Landscape-742230035864514/?fref=ts

https://www.instagram.com/avliya_landscape_studio/

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