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Landscape Architecture Australia, August 2012

Landscape Architecture Australia, August 2012

Landscape Architecture Australia

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

Book reviews

Artifice: Dermot Foley Landscape Architects
Review | Jill Pope | 1 Aug 2012

Artifice: Dermot Foley Landscape Architects

The first ten years of Irish landscape practice, Dermot Foley Landscape Architects .

High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky
Review | Jill Pope | 1 Aug 2012

High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky

The story behind the High Line – a historic railway track elevated above Manhattan’s West Side transformed into a public park.

Futurescapes: Designers for Tomorrow’s Outdoor Spaces
Review | Jill Pope | 1 Aug 2012

Futurescapes: Designers for Tomorrow’s Outdoor Spaces

A collection of the most interesting landscape design projects from the first ten years of the twenty-first century.

The Field Guide to Victorian Produce: Edition 01
Review | Jill Pope | 1 Aug 2012

The Field Guide to Victorian Produce: Edition 01

A collated and comprehensive collection of Victoria’s urban and rural growers, producers and suppliers.

More articles

Student proposal: Jack Choi challenges the idea of space and use.
Review | Jo Russell-Clarke | 23 Jan 2013

The Sustainable Warburton Project

A design research project in remote WA aims to improve the living conditions of the local Indigenous communities.

Anuradha Mathur and Dilip Da Cunha.
People | Dilip da Cunha and Claire Martin and 1 other | 17 Dec 2012

Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha

Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha speak with Claire Martin about attitudes towards landscape architecture.

Lewis’s lettering is engraved 8 mm into the granite benches.
Projects | James Paull | 5 Feb 2013

Residence: a public artwork in Randwick

A carved narrative by artist Ruark Lewis and Terragram landscape architects.

Deepening the thinking – in ecology for design
Discourse | Margaret Grose | 1 Aug 2012

Deepening the thinking

Landscape architect and ecologist Margaret Grose argues a blanket approach to biodiversity in landscape design cannot be applied.

Circa Architecture designed the lodge entry  around important pockets of native vegetation.
Projects | Catherine Neilson | 4 Dec 2012

Saffire Freycinet landscape

A degraded caravan park near Tasmania’s stunning Freycinet Peninsula is rehabilitated by Inspiring Place in support of an ecolodge.

Calamvale District Park by Brisbane City Council.
Discourse | Emma Sheppard-Simms | 29 Jan 2013

The evolution of playspaces

Contemporary play projects across Australia.

A water wheel allows kids to control the routing of water.
Projects | Marianna Preston | 11 Oct 2012

Darling Quarter playground

Sydney’s award-winning Darling Quarter playground by Aspect Studios.

A semicircular swing set parallels the nearby grass mound.
Projects | Linda Corkery | 24 Oct 2012

Blaxland Riverside Playground

JMD Design creates an invigorating playground at Sydney Olympic Park with moulded terrain and supersized equipment.

Pirrama Park by Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects in collaboration with Aspect Studios.
People | Gweneth Newman Leigh | 1 Aug 2012

Practice Profile: Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects

Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects designs for the next generation, specializing in creating inclusive, accessible and sustainable modern play environments

Playground Ideas’ first playground in Chiang Dao, Thailand.
Review | Vanessa Murray | 6 Feb 2013

Playground Ideas

Marcus Veerman’s not-for-profit organization Playground Ideas is helping build playgrounds in developing countries.

A drawing from Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Sketch to Screen to Site.
Review | Emma Wood | 4 Feb 2013

Drawing for Landscape Architecture

A book by landscape architect Edward Hutchison on the importance of hand drawing in landscape architecture.

The courtyard was originally planted with a combination of Australian natives.
Projects | Tanya Court and Jessica Miley | 7 Feb 2013

Wills Courtyard: University of Adelaide

A 1970s courtyard at the University of Adelaide records a timeline of global trends.

Kevin Taylor.
People | 1 Aug 2012

The Kevin Taylor Questionnaire

Drawing on conversations with the late Kevin Taylor, this new series asks landscape architects to ponder on a set of questions.