Landscape Architecture Australia, February 2012

Landscape Architecture Australia, February 2012

Landscape Architecture Australia

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


Perspective: Developers or stewards?
Archive | Niall Simpson | 1 Feb 2012

Perspective: Developers or stewards?

AILA national president Niall Simpson’s introduction to the February 2012 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.


Visitor centre designed by Smart Design Studio.
Archive | 1 Feb 2012

Groundswell: LAA 133

News stories from Landscape Architecture Australia 133.

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The Meeting Place – Laneways: By George! Hidden Networks as part of Bloom.
Archive | 1 Feb 2012

Events to note

A diary of events from the February 2012 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

Pre-European vegetation communities were fluid, managed cultural constructs, not those of a terra nullius.
Discussion | Joshua Zeunert | 30 May 2012

Beyond Biodiversity

Biodiversity loss is a genuine concern, but is a blanket approach to its reinstatement the ideal landscape management plan?

Hampstead Common: A productive urban landscape proposal
Discussion | Peter Baker | 5 Jun 2012

Hampstead Common

In Brisbane’s Highgate Hill, several organizations hope to turn a busy road into a common.

Juvenescence by Lejla Kebic.
Award | 1 Feb 2012

Landscape Architecture Australia prize

The 2011 winners of the Landscape Architecture Australia Prize for Design Communication.

Northern Expressway by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.
Award | 1 Feb 2012

2011 AILA South Australia State Awards

The 2011 AILA South Australia State Awards were announced on 29 October 2011 at the Science Exchange, Adelaide.

Scott Carver for Hunter Street Revitalisation – Contextual and Strategic Frameworks.
Award | 1 Feb 2012

2011 AILA New South Wales State Awards

The 2011 AILA New South Wales State Awards were announced on 8 December 2011 at Simmer on the Bay, Walsh Bay, Sydney.

Kangaroo Bay Urban Design Strategy by Inspiring Place.
Award | 1 Feb 2012

2011 AILA Tasmania State Awards

The 2011 AILA Tasmania State Awards were announced on 17 November 2011 at the Hobart Function Centre, Elizabeth Street Pier.

National Arboretum Canberra by Taylor Cullity Lethlean in collaboration with Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.
Award | 1 Feb 2012

2011 AILA Victoria State Awards

The 2011 AILA Victoria State Awards were announced on 11 November 2011 at Mural Hall, Melbourne.

2011 Urban Design Conference.
Discussion | Andrew Leach | 1 Feb 2012

International Urban Design Conference

Exploring “resilience,” the 2011 International Urban Design Conference featured speakers from around the world.

Broadwater Parklands submitted by Gold Coast City Council.
Award | 1 Feb 2012

Gold Coast Urban Design Awards 2011

The Gold Coast Urban Design Awards were announced on 23 September 2011.

Hillarys Boat Harbour, Hillary, Western Australia.
People | Gweneth Newman Leigh | 12 Jun 2012

Blackwell and Associates

For over twenty years, WA firm Blackwell and Associates has aimed to create work with “a greater authenticity to a place.”

Jess Miley’s Sydney! There’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you invites passers-by to write down their secrets and hang them out on washing lines.

Street Works: Sydney design competition

Five winning installations by interdisciplinary teams encouraged creative participation with Sydney’s urban life.

Balfour Street Pocket Park
Projects | Tempe MacGowan | 1 May 2012

Balfour Street Pocket Park

This park by Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture uses materials that celebrate the character of the site.

Katherine Rekaris in the garden she designed in memory of women who have served at war.
Projects | Dimity Reed | 17 May 2012

Ex-servicewomen’s memorial garden and cairn

This memorial designed by Katherine Rekaris Landscape Architecture is dedicated to 70,000 Australian ex-servicewomen.

Pandanus Terrace at Bulcock Beach, Caloundra features the sculpture Chiaroscuro by Salvatori 
di Mauro.

Coastal communities

How are Australia’s numerous coastal populations planning for rising sea levels and coping with development pressures?

This story wall, one of four at Jack Evans Boat Harbour, will contain indigenous artwork and information panels.
Projects | Andrew Leach | 28 May 2012

Jack Evans Boat Harbour

Aspect Studios creates a civic waterfront parklands for the Tweed Shire community.

Kerb 19 Paradigms of Nature: Post natural Futures, edited by C. Daly, R. Ricardo, S. Hicks, A. Keene.
Discussion | Dan Young | 13 Jun 2012

Kerb 19

This issue of the annual journal produced by RMIT University looks at the interaction between nature and technology.

Hargreaves: The Alchemy of Architecture
Discussion | Mary Mann | 19 Jun 2012

Hargreaves: The Alchemy of Architecture

This collection of works by Hargreaves Associates shows how the firm has developed over its two-decade history.

Interior Gardens by Haike Falkenberg.
Discussion | Mary Mann | 21 Jun 2012

Interior Gardens

This book shows how a well-designed “secret garden” can work to define the overall character of a house.

Constructing Shadows: Pergolas, Pavilions, Tents, Cables, and Plants by Peter Petschek and Siegfried Gass.
Discussion | Mary Mann | 20 Jun 2012

Constructing Shadows

This collection of projects explores the phenomenon of shade.

Illustrated History of Landscape Design by Elizabeth Boults and Chip Sullivan.
Discussion | Mary Mann | 21 Jun 2012

Illustrated History of Landscape Design

A chronological collection of plans, drawings and case studies that captures the “dynamic experience of space.”

Ronstan greening systems.
Product | 28 Jul 2012

Landscape elements

Featured in Landscape Architecture Australia issue 133.

Sand Garden at the Australian Garden, an abstraction of the desert experience.
People | Jo Russell-Clarke and Tanya Court | 1 Feb 2012

A tribute to Kevin Taylor

A celebration of the life and work of a talented, generous collaborator and leader of the landscape architecture community.