Landscape Architecture Australia, August 2018

Landscape Architecture Australia, August 2018

Landscape Architecture Australia

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


The August 2018 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.
News | Emily Wong | 1 Aug 2018

August issue of LAA out now

A preview of the August 2018 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.


The land on which Yagan Square sits once formed part of an extensive wetland system that was an important meeting and food-gathering place for Aboriginal people.
Review | Jillian Walliss | 17 Jan 2019

An everyday civic: Yagan Square

At Perth’s new urban square, Yagan Square, flexibility and history provide a platform for engaging with changing notions of national identity, Reconciliation and civic life.

Proposal by Adjaye Associates and BVN with McGregor Coxall, Steensen Varming, Plan A Consultants, Barbara Flynn, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Aurecon Group and Front Inc.
Review | Tanya Court | 15 Aug 2018

Rethinking the contemporary: The Adelaide Contemporary Design Competition

The competition for the design of a new contemporary art gallery in Adelaide offers opportunities to rework the relationship between landscape and art.

The reimagining of Railway Square in the Perth suburb of Midland is part of a larger plan for the social and economic regeneration of an area rich with industrial history.
Review | Zoe Myers | 1 Nov 2018

New heritage: Railway Square

Railway Square transforms an area of former rail workshops in Perth’s north-east into a new civic space that evokes a strong sense of history.

At the Bahia Azul Garden in Chile, plants were selected for their suitability to the tough coastal soil and weather conditions
Review | Howard Tanner | 20 Mar 2019

A sublime elegance: Juan Grimm

Exploring a recent book on the work of Chilean landscape designer Juan Grimm.

The Australian exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale curated by Baracco and Wright Architects with artist Linda Tegg explores the concept of “repair”.
Review | Dermot Foley | 22 Aug 2018

Repair: The Australian Exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

‘Repair’, the Australian exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale calls us to reflect upon environment, habitat and the cultural history within which we work as designers.

Marlene Gilson, Wathaurong, born 1944, Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, 2015. City of Melbourne Arts and Culture Collection. © Marlene Gilson.
Review | Cassandra Chilton | 5 Sep 2018

Colony: Frontier Wars, Colony: Australia: 1770-1861

Two concurrent exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria explored the tensions between European and Indigenous perspectives on Australia’s colonization.


Students stroll through the North West Precinct at Monash University’s Clayton campus, designed by Outlines Landscape Architecture
Practice | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 22 Nov 2018

Jocelyn Chiew: Shaping the future campus

Monash University’s manager of Campus Design, Quality and Planning is transforming the physical environment of student life, from the bottom up.

Field Trip

Brief Garden
Review | Jock Gilbert | 9 Nov 2018

Brief Garden

Just south of Colombo, an exquisite garden by Sri Lankan landscape architect Bevis Bawa provides a platform for an evolving design practice.

More articles

University of Melbourne academic Jillian Walliss in a panel discussion with Jungyoon Kim and Mike Hewson.
Review | Louisa King | 23 May 2018

2018 Landscape Australia Conference: Sharing Local Knowledge for a Global Future

Louisa King reflects on the 2018 Landscape Australia Conference.