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Landscape Architecture Australia, February 2017

Landscape Architecture Australia, February 2017

Landscape Architecture Australia

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

Preview

Landscape Architecture Australia issue 153, February 2017.
News | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 1 Feb 2017

February 2017 issue of LAA out now

A preview of the February 2017 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

Landscape Architecture Australia issue 153, February 2017.
Archive | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 1 Feb 2017

February 2017 issue of LAA out now

A preview of the February 2017 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

Agenda

These Revit images from the Sydney Metro Northwest project show a specific area of public domain. The landscape and architectural interfaces are designed in a shared 3D environment, allowing different views and outputs.

BIM: Something we should talk about

Irrespective of whether building information modelling (BIM) is being adopted by Australian landscape architects, it is only a matter of time before it begins to affect the way they practise.

In Profile

Professor Emeritus Marc Treib visited Australia throughout October and November 2016, delivering lectures on the work of Isamu Noguchi.
Practice | Fiona Johnson | 12 May 2017

Marc Treib: Attending place

Noted historian and critic of landscape architecture, Marc Treib, speaks with Fiona Johnson about his new book Austere Gardens, Isamu Noguchi and landscape design.

Projects

The museum building, designed by architects Studio Odile Decq, is nestled into the contours of the heavily quarried hillside.
Review | Ricky Ray Ricardo and Hannah Wolter | 18 Apr 2017

Terra antiqua: Angus Bruce on the Nanjing Tangshan Geopark Museum landscape

Working in parallel with French architects Studio Odile Decq, Hassell has designed an immersive and tactile landscape outside the Chinese city of Nanjing.

A formal grid of glass panels acts as both veils and screens in the garden, presenting and preserving memories.
Review | David Whitworth | 24 Apr 2017

History and herbs: Janet Laurence’s glass garden

This “glass garden” by artist Janet Laurence at the Novartis Pharmaceuticals headquarters in Sydney occupies a space between art, science, imagination and memory.

Access to and from the ferry terminals is enhanced by clear crossing points and visual clues along the riverside bike path, to minimize conflict between ferry passengers and cyclists.
Review | Suzanne Kyte | 18 May 2017

Going with the flow: Brisbane’s new ferry terminals

Eight ferry terminals have been stitched to their Brisbane River sites in a generous, flood-resilient scheme that elevates the public transit experience.

Field Trip

As mangroves of Australia’s Gulf region have experienced relatively little anthropogenic impact, they are considered the least altered mangrove ecosystems in the world.
Practice | Norman Duke | 2 May 2017

Climate calamity along Australia’s Gulf coast

Mangrove ecosystems along Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria suddenly died back in late 2015, yet the event has attracted barely any national attention.

Review

The mounded landscape surrounding the Snøhetta-designed MAX IV Laboratory in Lund, Sweden provides a green public park rather than a fenced, introverted research centre.
Review | Catherin Bull | 8 Feb 2017

Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies: Re-conceptualising design and making

Catherin Bull reviews Jillian Walliss and Heike Rahmann’s recent book, Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies: Re-conceptualising Design and Making.

A “pop up green” by Marina Cervera and students from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia was installed in public space close to the Palau de la Música Catalana, the venue for the Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture.
Review | Charles Anderson | 21 Apr 2017

Tomorrow Landscapes and Today in Action

A review of the 2016 Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture.

Endnote

Fazenda Vargem Grande is an extensive garden in Brazil on the site of a former coffee plantation (1979–1990), designed by Roberto Burle Marx.
Practice | Marc Treib | 11 May 2017

Postcard: Fazenda Vargem Grande by Roberto Burle Marx

Marc Treib visits a garden that is incredibly rich in its colours and textures and equally intricate in its selection of plants.