Rhys Williams reviews the 2017 Landscape Australia Conference, unpacking a subtext that pervaded the day which spoke to the realities of practising in a world where scientific fact, moral standards and due process seemingly carry little weight.
Opened in 2005, the Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration Project “daylighted” a neglected watercourse in the centre of Seoul that was previously covered over by an elevated highway, and prior to that, was basically an open sewer.
Howard Tanner visits the oldest and most distinguished garden trade show in the world and finds a breathtaking range of design ideas and plant material.
MVRDV has converted a former overpass into a plant-covered walkway in Seoul, South Korea. Landscape Australia editor Ricky Ray Ricardo visited the project and penned this postcard.
Eight ferry terminals have been stitched to their Brisbane River sites in a generous, flood-resilient scheme that elevates the public transit experience.
Cassandra Chilton reviews the recent exhibition Sh*t Gardens of Melbourne II: A Celebration Not a Condemnation – an unofficial fringe event to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
This “glass garden” by artist Janet Laurence at the Novartis Pharmaceuticals headquarters in Sydney occupies a space between art, science, imagination and memory.
A review of the 2016 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture.
Working in parallel with French architects Studio Odile Decq, Hassell has designed an immersive and tactile landscape outside the Chinese city of Nanjing.
A jury consisting of Mark Jacques, Sharon Mackay and Susan Ryan AO present the following list of esteemed fellows in Australian landscape architecture.
Over the past decade, Australian landscape architecture has grown in its range and expression. These ten projects allow a clear view of where the profession is headed.
A former red-brick housing commission house in the bayside suburbs of Melbourne has been transformed by Mark Dymiotis to replicate the traditional village Mediterranean practices of his heritage.
These ten projects represent the formation of the landscape architecture profession at a time when its identity was tested but a wave of practitioners was propelled into the new millennium.
Nicole Kalms introduces her new book, Hypersexual City: The Provocation of Soft-Core Urbanism.
Michael Wright and Catherine Rush visit a spectacular high-altitude, dry-climate garden in the south-west of the USA.
Catherin Bull reviews Jillian Walliss and Heike Rahmann’s recent book, Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies: Re-conceptualising Design and Making.
This unconventional garden has followed its owner’s discovery of the grasslands of Melbourne’s west.
Charles Anderson reviews Unspoken Spaces: Studio Olafur Eliasson, a richly illustrated journey through the extraordinary range of works realized by artist Olafur Eliasson and his studio since the late 1990s.
Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright visited Christo and Jeanne-Claude latest work that stretched across Italy’s picturesque Lake Iseo for two weeks in June 2016.
Rhys Williams reviews the 2016 AILA International Festival of Landscape Architecture: Not in my Backyard.
A poetic and dynamic light array provides information about the estuarine health of Hobart’s River Derwent by monitoring dissolved oxygen levels below the surface.
Urban historian Graeme Davison introduces his recent book City Dreamers: the urban imagination in Australia.
Jillian Walliss visits Philadelphia’s 1,200-acre urban development that is committed to smart energy innovation and sustainability.
A horticultural postcard from Hauser & Wirth Somerset, an oasis of opportunism in a post-Brexit United Kingdom.
Dianne Firth reviews Wendy Whiteley and the secret garden, a book about the guerrilla garden that Wendy Whitely created on New South Wales State Railways land.
This collaborative project has established connectivity between buildings and transport hubs at Monash University’s Caulfield campus.
This mixed-use precinct at a converted car manufacturing plant in Adelaide demonstrates a commitment to distinctive design quality.
The Ian Potter Sculpture Court at Monash University’s Caulfield campus is a place of stillness and calm.
The Monash University Earth Sciences Garden was designed as a collage of Victoria’s geological formation, offering students of geology and other earth sciences a dynamic outdoor classroom.
Occupying a former landfill site, the Sydney Park Water Re-use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership is an impressive fusion of design, science, art and ecology.
A review of Oudolf Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman’s Life.
Aspect Studios and CHROFI create an elevated, pedestrian-scale linear park in Sydney that maintains a constant level of public life.
Exploring the natural and cultural landscapes along one of Nepal’s most popular hiking trails.
ARM Architecture and Taylor Cullity Lethlean combine post-punk populism with old-fashioned civic amenity to redefine Perth’s urban identity at Elizabeth Quay.
A “refreshingly minimalist” design by Lahz Nimmo Architects with Spackman Mossop Michaels offers safe passage for pedestrians and cyclists under Canberra’s Kings Avenue Bridge.
Catherin Bull reviews Julian Bolleter’s latest book, Take Me to the River: the Story of Perth’s Foreshore.
Bruce Mackenzie examines the design thinking, vegetation, soil science and collaboration that created Barangaroo Reserve.
A review of John Newton’s latest book, The oldest foods on earth: a history of Australian native foods, with recipes.
For Brisbane’s new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Conrad Gargett created an impressive suite of rooftop gardens full of drama and novelty.
Environmental effects and their emotive consequences are explored in these curious photographs.