Review | 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.
Review | The 2018 Smart City Expo World Congress offered a chance to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that come with the increasing digitalization of city infrastructure, from increased energy efficiency and urban mobility to issues of data protection and privacy.
Review | Katrina Simon reflects on the recent 2018 AILA International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The Expanding Field, held on the Gold Coast in October.
Review | Just south of Colombo, an exquisite garden by Sri Lankan landscape architect Bevis Bawa provides a platform for an evolving design practice.
Review | 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.
Review | The Gold Coast’s new outdoor stage cleverly melds landscape and architecture to provide a flexible, functional and surprising space for future gatherings.
Review | TCL’s Cultivated by Fire garden for the 2017 International Horticultural Exhibition in Berlin fosters an understanding of Australia’s rich cultural and environmental history.
Review | A new stadium and expansive parklands along the shores of Perth’s Swan River distil the essence of their Western Australian surrounds, offering multiple opportunities to engage with narratives of place.
Review | A new garden in Sydney’s Centennial Parklands celebrates learning through nature play, immersing children in habitats with a roguish sense of adventure.
Review | Two concurrent exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria explored the tensions between European and Indigenous perspectives on Australia’s colonization.
Review | A new elevated walk at Monash University’s Clayton campus draws biodiversity into the heart of student life, offering plentiful opportunities for research and repose.
Review | ‘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.
Review | These new additions to the Gold Coast landscape by Lot-ek, Office Feuerman and Urban Art Projects engage with notions of sustainable luxury.
Review | Louisa King reflects on the 2018 Landscape Australia Conference.
Review | A new reserve on Melbourne’s western fringe celebrates one of Victoria’s most threatened ecologies by immersing users in the subtle beauty of native grasslands.
Review | A recent book on the design of Manhattan’s elevated railway park offers a insight into the project’s plantings and celebrates the sensuous and dynamic qualities of living systems.
Review | In the south-east of Tasmania a new forty-six-kilometre hiking trail charts spectacular sea cliffs and dramatic gullies. The trail is one of the largest nature tourism projects in Australian history and its design will no doubt inform others in development.
Review | Cassandra Chilton of Rush Wright Associates reviews the 2017 NGV Architecture Commission by Retallack Thompson and Other Architects and finds, among other things, the “best place in Melbourne this summer for a warm afternoon snooze.”
Review | Agricultural scientist and farmer Charles Massy has published a book that calls for a deeper understanding of human effects upon the landscape and for practice that is by its nature regenerative.
Review | A series of diverse, textural and dynamic “garden rooms” are the result of a close collaboration between architect and landscape architect and celebrate a life lived outdoors.