RESEARCH – UNDERGRADUATE
Community after Communism:
Planning for New Development in the Vernacular Village of Klokoci
Emily Riley, Student ASLA
Advisors: Professor Daniel R. Jones,
ASLA and Professor Cecilia Rusnak, ASLA.
An elegant study of how ideological and cultural change influences
the landscape over time... More significant because it also deals
with the agrarian landscape... fluid feel to the narrative...
clear, effective writing style... great background information...
beautiful presentation... substantive as well as sensitive...
Student Awards Jury Comments
Communism has impacted the landscape and outlook of Klokoci, a
village community in the Cesky Raj Projected Landscape Area in the
Czech Republic. New residential development in this vernacular landscape
diverges from traditional patterns while reflecting the changing
times and culture of the post-communist society. This project addresses
the issue of accommodation change in a traditional rural landscape.
A demonstration project in Klokoci provides alternatives to proposed
development plans that better respond to environmental and culture
issues within this changing community. The research considers the
need for public spaces in this small community, residential growth
or decline over the next several decades, and conceptual infill
|Drawings and Photos: (left to
right by row) Analysis, New Lot Development, Detailed Plan,
Looking Down on Villiage Luke, Communal Farm, Skaly Ridge Luke,
Hunsa House Luke, Skola Luke.