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Landscape Architecture Australia, February 2018

Landscape Architecture Australia, February 2018

Landscape Architecture Australia

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

Preview

The February 2018 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.
News | Heike Rahmann and Ricky Ricardo and 1 other | 31 Jan 2018

February issue of LAA out now

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

Agenda

Tom Rivard’s Urban Islands studio – sited on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island – is run independently and high numbers of international students, particularly from Asia, are common.
Practice | Helen Armstrong | 21 May 2018

Internationalism in landscape education

With the growth of landscape architecture in the region, Australian landscape architecture programs have become increasingly popular with Asian students, particularly from China. Helen Armstrong reflects on how this growing demand has changed and challenged landscape architecture education.

The design of the Australian Embassy in Bangkok, by Ancher Mortlock and Woolley and Bruce Mackenzie Design, aspired to express unity between the global and the local.
Practice | Catherin Bull | 17 Jul 2018

Early engagement with Asia

The Australian landscape architectural profession has been engaged with Asia from the 1970s. Embassy projects were a particular focus in the beginning, when desires for harmonious political and cultural relationships were expressed in new and interesting physical forms.

Hansen Partnership prepared an urban and landscape management plan for the Con Dao archipelago in Vietnam.
Practice | Craig Czarny | 8 Aug 2018

Building partnerships

Craig Czarny, director of urban design at Hansen Partnership, reflects on more than two decades of planning and design practice in the Asia-Pacific region.

Yueyuan Courtyard by Z+T Studio explores the concept of erosion through the design of an intricate granite watercourse that flows through the space.
Practice | Jillian Walliss | 31 May 2018

A contemporary Asian practice

The potential of emerging Asian cities has often been defined by European and North American designers, denying the growth of local expertise. It’s time to celebrate the exciting work of homegrown designers, thinkers and critics in Asia.

Steel horizontal bars serve as scaffolding for a variety of uses at the ParkUp community gathering site in Taipei, Taiwan designed by Plan b.
Practice | Jeffrey Hou | 24 Jul 2018

Bottom-up placemaking

From Taipei to Tokyo, communities and non-profit organizations are working to mitigate the impacts of rapid urbanization from the bottom up.

Practice

Students at the Melbourne School of Design, the University of Melbourne

Reflections on an Australian education

Landscape architecture academics Jillian Walliss and Heike Rahmann from the University of Melbourne and RMIT University respectively caught up with a group of international landscape architecture students to learn about their experiences in Australia and why they chose to study here.

Parkkim’s project CJ Blossom Park for South Korean conglomerate CJ Corporation includes a water feature whose design is informed by the company’s logo.
Practice | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 13 Mar 2018

Material thinking

Parkkim, a landscape architecture practice based in the South Korean capital, Seoul, boasts a portfolio of highly refined projects that are underpinned by a passion for research and innovation.

Interview

Former senior editor at Landscape Architecture Korea, Jeoungeun Kim.

Communicating landscape architecture in Asia – Part I

Landscape Architecture Australia speaks to the editors of two Asian landscape architecture magazines – Landscape Architecture Korea (South Korea) and Landscape Architecture Frontiers (China) – to explore the trajectory of landscape architecture in their respective countries.

Executive editor of Landscape Architecture Frontiers, Tina Tian

Communicating landscape architecture in Asia - Part II

Landscape Architecture Australia speaks to the editors of two Asian landscape architecture magazines – Landscape Architecture Korea (South Korea) and Landscape Architecture Frontiers (China) – to explore the trajectory of landscape architecture in their respective countries.

More articles

The TaiPing Bridge project involved the reconstruction of a three-hundred-year-old bridge, reimagining it as a public meeting place with seating and planting.
Practice | Jillian Walliss | 25 Jan 2018

China as a laboratory for change

Design and research collaborative Rural Urban Framework is responding to the Chinese government’s urbanization agenda by working with rural Chinese communities to contribute positively to social, economic and spatial transformations.