Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2011

Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2011

Landscape Architecture Australia

Reviews, news and opinions on landscape architecture, urban design and planning.


Mandy Rounsefell.
Archive | Mandy Rounsefell | 10 Feb 2012

Perspective: Reflections

Mandy Rounsefell’s introduction to the November 2011 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia, her last as AILA president.


Smart Design Studio's prototype vertical farming device.
Archive | 17 Nov 2011


News and views from Landscape Architecture Australia 132.


Good One range.
Product | 13 Apr 2012

Design matter – landscape products

Landscape products from Landscape Architecture Australia.

More articles

Products on display at the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo.
Archive | 13 Feb 2012

Events to note

Events from the November 2011 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

Kevin Taylor.
People | 1 Nov 2011

Vale Kevin Taylor

The landscape community farewells a talented, unpretentious and insightful friend and colleague.

“Joy is not in things; it is in us,” Richard Wagner.
Discourse | Claire Martin | 15 Feb 2012

The creation of place

Placemaking is not simply about reconnecting people with place, it’s about reconnecting people with each other.

Appearances by Nathan Coley. Courtesy of Nathan Coley and Haunch of Venison, London.
Review | Julian Bull | 21 Feb 2012

Nathan Coley – Appearances exhibition

An exhibition of Nathan Coley’s work exploring people’s spatial relationships.

Protesters at Tahrir Square in Cairo, 8 July 2011.
Review | Sigrid Ehrmann | 24 Feb 2012

Rethinking public space

The 2011 IFLA World Congress looked at the resilience of cities and public spaces.

Sarah Gaventa.
Review | Linden Crane | 1 Nov 2011

A good dose of inspiration

The 2011 AILA National Conference boasted a line-up of local and international speakers who explored new discourses in landscape.

Giving rural communities a voice – 2011 AILA National Conference
Review | Liesl Malan | 1 Nov 2011

Giving rural communities a voice 2011

The 2011 AILA National Conference provided inspiration and insight for landscape architects working with rural communities.

The winner of the Urban Realities competition, Site 9 by Dirtbuoy (team 5).
Review | Adrian Marshall | 23 Feb 2012

Urban Realities – design challenge

One hundred designers gathered at Melbourne’s Docklands to build ten new public space projects in just three days.

The Australia landscape at the British Museum.
Review | Nicole Porter (UK) | 1 Nov 2011

Australian season at the British Museum

The Australia Landscape installation at the British Museum aimed to examine Australian culture through landscape.

SW1 contributes to the renewal and activation of Brisbane’s inner-urban fabric, creating a subtropical urban place that is sustainable.
Projects | Sarah Gaventa | 7 Feb 2012


Gamble McKinnon Green’s SW1 is a new community model for inner-urban living in Brisbane.

The bridge offers pedestrians a place to sit, rest, walk and view.
Projects | Dimity Reed | 15 Feb 2012

Zoetrope Bridge and terrain generator

A bridge and a fabricated concrete creek edge by studio SMLWRLD reveal the benefits of collaborative work.

The waterpark, with its central waterfall, is a popular destination for children.
Projects | John Mongard | 27 Feb 2012

Robelle Domain

Vee Design’s twenty-hectare parkland in Springfield, Queensland acts as a community hub and a child-friendly playground.

Young gum trees surround a circular sandpit in Preston Library’s forecourt.
Projects | Julian Bull | 13 Mar 2012

Debneys Park and Preston Library

There is much for children and young people to enjoy in Site Office’s collaborative reimagining of these two public spaces.

Sunburnt – Landscape Architecture in Australia
Review | Claire Martin | 8 Mar 2012


SueAnne Ware and Julian Raxworthy’s book looks at the work of 13 Australian landscape design firms between 1995 and 2009.

Living Architecture: Green Roofs and Walls
Review | Cassie Hansen | 28 Mar 2012

Living Architecture: Green Roofs and Walls

Graeme Hopkins and Christine Goodwin’s book highlights green roof and living wall projects in Australian and New Zealand.

Paul Bangay’s Guide to Plants
Review | Cassie Hansen | 6 Apr 2012

Paul Bangay’s Guide to Plants

Landscape designer Paul Bangay takes us through his personal process of choosing plants that suit the nature of the project.

Urban Rain: Stormwater as Resource
Review | Cassie Hansen | 10 Apr 2012

Urban Rain: Stormwater as Resource

Jackie Brookner’s book looks at two installations that collect and filter rainwater.

Avant Gardeners
Review | Cassie Hansen | 23 Mar 2012

Avant Gardeners

Avant Gardeners looks at fifty exciting and innovative landscape architects and garden designers from around the world.

Looking down Highpoint Boulevard.
Projects | Paul Verity | 29 Mar 2012

Ellenbrook Estate – revisited

With a number of landscape architecture firms behind its design, Western Australia’s Ellenbrook Estate is worth reflecting on.