Landscape Architecture Australia, May 2019

Landscape Architecture Australia, May 2019

Landscape Architecture Australia

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

Perspective

The May 2019 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.
News | Emily Wong | 8 May 2019

May issue of LAA out now

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

Agenda

The Darling River at Wilcannia, New South Wales in 2014. The idea of landscape, as separated and separable, has contributed to the commodification of the environment with consequences showing in the particularly dire state of the Darling River.
Practice | Jock Gilbert and Sophia Pearce | 1 Aug 2019

The landscape of Country

Landscape, as a constructed idea, can separate us from our environment – with often drastic consequences for our surrounds. Rethinking landscape through Country can lead us to a new practice that emphasizes recognition and respect.

In the Melbourne suburb of Lysterfield, a mesic shift from degraded fire-prone sclerophyll forest to dry rainforest, less vulnerable to bushfires, has been taking place
Practice | Alistair Kirkpatrick | 12 Sep 2019

Designing for novel ecologies

By acknowledging human agency as a vector for plants and animals, we can begin to embrace new and fertile ways of working with our environment.

Review

The 2018 NGV Architecture Commission Doubleground reflects on the fractured nature of memory and the iconic Roy Grounds-designed spaces of its location. Bottom left: Draped Seated Woman (1958), Henry Moore.
Review | Sarah Hicks | 13 Aug 2019

Doubleground: 2018 NGV Architecture Commission

Marked by fluid boundaries and tilted terrain, Muir and Openwork’s installation is a potent reflection on architecture, experience and the relationship of memory to place.

At the western end of the Level 7 rooftop terrace, hospital staff and patients relax on an expanse of artificial grass shaded by Miscanthus grasses and olive trees.
Review | Julian Bull | 26 Sep 2019

Elevating the botanical: Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

The rooftop gardens of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre are a bold demonstration of how diverse, drought-tolerant plantings can be used to create evocative, sensory spaces in challenging conditions.

New forest and palisade along the Grand Canal at the Château de Courances in France, with hedge, lawn, tree row and gridded forest beyond.
Review | Catherin Bull | 26 May 2019

Overgrown: Practices between Landscape Architecture and Gardening

Catherin Bull reviews Julian Raxworthy’s recent book that calls for a renewed relationship between landscape architecture and gardening.

Constructed ecologies
Review | Jacky Bowring | 18 Jun 2019

Constructed ecologies

Margaret Grose’s book calls for a shift in how we approach landscape architectural research and practice.

Interview

Shelby Farms Park in
Memphis by James Corner Field Operations provides enhanced habitat and recreation opportunities.
Practice | Rosalea Monacella | 21 Nov 2019

Beyond resiliency - Part I

In the first half of our two-part interview, five leading practitioners offer their perspectives on how we might design for an uncertain future.

Profile

Developed for Bangkok Design Week 2018, Shma’s The Floating Park transformed a disused river barge into an exhibition highlighting the need for more open green space in Bangkok.
Practice | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 29 Aug 2019

Advocacy through design: Shma

In Bangkok, vibrant young studio Shma is working to transform the public realm through a series of self-initiated, community-oriented projects.

In Spirit Level’s design for Ooralba Estate in New South Wales’s Kangaroo Valley the stepped flagging and assymetrical axis create a sense of mystery.
Practice | Howard Tanner | 9 Oct 2019

Arcadian Spirit: Hugh Main

Calmness, serenity and a sense of mystery define the work of Sydney-based designer Hugh Main, whose portfolio of elegantly sculptural gardens with hushed textures and colours speaks to a distinctly east-coast Australian style.