Landscape Architecture Australia, February 2019

Landscape Architecture Australia, February 2019

Landscape Architecture Australia

Landscape Architecture Australia Issue 161

Perspective

The February 2019 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.
News | Emily Wong | 30 Jan 2019

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A preview of the February 2019 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

Projects

The design of Bungarribee Park celebrates abstracted notions of bush and overtly constructed ecologies.
Review | Sueanne Ware | 17 Jun 2019

A grassland splendour: Bungarribee Superpark

Bungarribee Superpark by James Mather Delaney Design celebrates the rapid transformation of Western Sydney, playfully stitching new elements into the remnant landscape while restoring and framing the site’s grassland heart.

Within the communal courtyard of the Eve Apartments plantings of blue thunbergia, star jasmine and kangaroo vine provide privacy and passive cooling benefits to the project’s residents.
Review | Simon Kilbane | 4 Jul 2019

A common green: The Eve Apartments

Based on a design philosophy to “start with green,” the Eve Apartments complex by 360 Degrees Landscape Architects is a humble example of the key role for landscape architects in Australia’s urban future.

Agenda

Traditional Darug custodians lead the Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony to launch Ngara – Ngurangwa Byallara (Listen, hear, think – The Place Speaks, 2018), Oakhurst New South Wales, co-commissioned by Blacktown Arts on behalf of Blacktown City Council and C3West on behalf of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Representation, remembrance and the memorial

The RR.Memorial Forum held in June 2018 explored the future of memorials in Australia to the Frontier Wars. The forum included a series of Indigenous-led design charrettes that revealed the possibilities and challenges involved in creating places of healing.

Interview

STX Landscape Architects’ design for Nanyang Technological University’s Pioneer and Crescent Halls creates a natural environment for learning through the creation of an immersive wetland at the heart of the student residence.

Engaging beauty: Helen Smith-Yeo

Founder and principal of Singapore-based practice STX Landscape Architects Helen Smith-Yeo discusses cross-culturalism, difference and the aesthetics of the natural.

Walga walga (blue-nose salmon) artwork by Martha Lee and Broome Girls Academy at the Roebuck Bay Lookout in Broome.
Practice | Pip Munckton | 5 Jun 2019

Vanessa Margetts: Activating agency

The founding director of Broome-based practice MudMap Studio talks about communicating knowledge, working locally and community-driven design.

Awards

The approach to the gallery of ancient memories with the restored freshwater spring in the foreground and Bunda Mundi Ghunji (White Rock Peak) behind.

2018 Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize: Deakin University

White Rock Cultural Domain by Belinda Allwood Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize Master of Landscape Architecture, Deakin University

Farm palace: Tasting Territory proposes a resilient ecological farming system that explores Australian Aboriginal food culture to promote native food diversity.

2018 Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize: RMIT University

Tasting Territory by Xingyuan Chen Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize Master of Landscape Architecture, RMIT University

A section model showing proposed events and activities in the “Theatre Village” section of the site.

2018 Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize: The University of Adelaide

Adelaide Airport Cultural District by Junxiang Chen Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize Master of Landscape Architecture, The University of Adelaide

An illusion of “wildness”: A wavy landform provides a sense of order through repetition and creates intimate microclimates with different vegetation manifesting as a repetition of colour and texture.

2018 Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize: The University of Melbourne

“Can recognizable forms of design offer framing devices to indicate the value of novel ecologies?” by Kunpeng Wang Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize Master of Landscape Architecture, The University of Melbourne

Permeated by a meandering axis, users are taken on a journey through the learning landscape, engaging with elements of Aboriginal agriculture and landscape management practices.

2018 Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize: University of New South Wales

The Dirty Minds Project by Kaylie Salvatori Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours), University of New South Wales

The site of the Mount Arthur Coal Mine with the cooling towers of the Bayswater Power Station in the background. The proposal imagines these sites being repurposed over time for large-scale festivals and other gatherings.

2018 Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize: University of Technology Sydney

From mines and vines to beyond by Ari Stein Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours), University of Technology Sydney

ZooSubverted proposes an inversion of the conventional hierarchy between animal and human observer.

2018 Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize: Queensland University of Technology

ZooSubverted by Jared Thorp Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture), Queensland University of Technology

Review

Saxhóll Crater Stairway in Iceland by Icelandic studio Landslag ehf was announced as the winner of the 2018 Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize.
Review | Sigrid Ehrmann | 4 Oct 2018

10th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona: Performative Nature

10th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona: Performative Nature