Landscape Architecture Australia, August 2016

Landscape Architecture Australia, August 2016

Landscape Architecture Australia

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


Landscape Architecture Australia issue 151, August 2016.
News | Claire Martin and Ricky Ray Ricardo | 1 Aug 2016

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A preview of the August 2016 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.


Studio Olafur Eliasson’s The parliament of reality (2009) at the Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York was conceived as a place to welcome all things.
Review | Charles Anderson | 19 Jan 2017

Unspoken Spaces: Studio Olafur Eliasson

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.


Amphibious Architecture is installed in Hobart's Derwent estuary – its rather inconspicuous poles bob up and down with the swell.
Review | Jeff Malpas | 9 Jan 2017

Amphibious Architecture – What Does the Derwent Want?

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.

Field Trip

Abdisalam and his wife Rauha with their six children in a forest camp near the BP service station refugee camp of Evzoni, Greece. They left their home in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, in September 2012, and after spending years in Lebanon and Turkey they arrived in Greece two months before this photo was taken.
Practice | Rocco Rorandelli | 6 Jan 2017

Postcards from Greece

This photographic essay by Rocco Rorandelli of TerraProject Photographers explores Greece’s refugee camps, including the people who live there and the possessions they carry with them from their homelands.


Kampung Pulo in Jakarta is a 200-year-old informal settlement on the banks of the Ciliwung River.

Designing with uncertainty

With climate-related disasters predicted to increase over the next century, can landscape architects play a productive role in the delivery of aid to the world’s poor and displaced?

More articles

Not feeling resilient: a scene from post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand, 2011.
Practice | Jacky Bowring | 15 Nov 2016

Being moved by the city

Is our predilection for happiness and the rise of the virtual eroding our connection with each other and our cities?

Highrise construction in Dubai, UAE, where much of the architecture is designed from afar, with little connection to the nuances of place. Juhani Pallasmaa describes it as “almost irresponsible to design buildings in alien cultures.”

Juhani Pallasmaa: Experiencing slowness

A conversation with Finnish architect and philosopher Juhani Pallasmaa.

Melbourne is currently experiencing a highrise apartment boom, but there is limited knowledge on the social and psychological outcomes for residents.
Practice | Leanne Hodyl | 2 Nov 2016

Is highrise living bad for you?

With highrise apartment tower approvals increasing exponentially in Australian cities, it’s important that designers and developers engage with post-occupancy research.

Triggering empathy: a bullfighting protest in front of the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, 2009.
Practice | Claire Martin | 2 Dec 2016

Charles Landry: Applying emotional intelligence

Charles Landry chats with Claire Martin about the lack of emotional and aesthetic intelligence that is applied to city-making.

Snøhetta is a transdisciplinary practice combining architecture, interior, landscape and brand design.

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen: People–process relationships

Norway-based Kjetil Trædal Thorsen speaks with Landscape Architecture Australia about rapid prototyping, the internationalization of architecture and the value of “getting the musician in the engineer to come out.”

The City of Adelaide created a dual naming process to bring Kaurna words into the cityscape. Pictured here is the Riverbank Bridge by Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL), Aurecon and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG), which crosses the Karrawirra Pari (River Torrens).
Practice | Frances Wyld | 16 Nov 2016

The Moving City as palimpsest

In Australia our cities are built upon the lands of Indigenous peoples, but Indigenous people are still here; their culture is still here. To see it we must stop, listen and look for the signs.