These ten projects represent the formation of the landscape architecture profession at a time when its identity was tested but a wave of practitioners was propelled into the new millennium.
Nicole Kalms introduces her new book, Hypersexual City: The Provocation of Soft-Core Urbanism.
Michael Wright and Catherine Rush visit a spectacular high-altitude, dry-climate garden in the south-west of the USA.
Catherin Bull reviews Jillian Walliss and Heike Rahmann’s recent book, Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies: Re-conceptualising Design and Making.
This unconventional garden has followed its owner’s discovery of the grasslands of Melbourne’s west.
Charles Anderson reviews Unspoken Spaces: Studio Olafur Eliasson, a richly illustrated journey through the extraordinary range of works realized by artist Olafur Eliasson and his studio since the late 1990s.
Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright visited Christo and Jeanne-Claude latest work that stretched across Italy’s picturesque Lake Iseo for two weeks in June 2016.
Rhys Williams reviews the 2016 AILA International Festival of Landscape Architecture: Not in my Backyard.
A poetic and dynamic light array provides information about the estuarine health of Hobart’s River Derwent by monitoring dissolved oxygen levels below the surface.
Urban historian Graeme Davison introduces his recent book City Dreamers: the urban imagination in Australia.
Jillian Walliss visits Philadelphia’s 1,200-acre urban development that is committed to smart energy innovation and sustainability.
A horticultural postcard from Hauser & Wirth Somerset, an oasis of opportunism in a post-Brexit United Kingdom.
Dianne Firth reviews Wendy Whiteley and the secret garden, a book about the guerrilla garden that Wendy Whitely created on New South Wales State Railways land.
This collaborative project has established connectivity between buildings and transport hubs at Monash University’s Caulfield campus.
This mixed-use precinct at a converted car manufacturing plant in Adelaide demonstrates a commitment to distinctive design quality.
The Ian Potter Sculpture Court at Monash University’s Caulfield campus is a place of stillness and calm.
The Monash University Earth Sciences Garden was designed as a collage of Victoria’s geological formation, offering students of geology and other earth sciences a dynamic outdoor classroom.
Occupying a former landfill site, the Sydney Park Water Re-use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership is an impressive fusion of design, science, art and ecology.
A review of Oudolf Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman’s Life.
Aspect Studios and CHROFI create an elevated, pedestrian-scale linear park in Sydney that maintains a constant level of public life.
Exploring the natural and cultural landscapes along one of Nepal’s most popular hiking trails.
ARM Architecture and Taylor Cullity Lethlean combine post-punk populism with old-fashioned civic amenity to redefine Perth’s urban identity at Elizabeth Quay.
A “refreshingly minimalist” design by Lahz Nimmo Architects with Spackman Mossop Michaels offers safe passage for pedestrians and cyclists under Canberra’s Kings Avenue Bridge.
Catherin Bull reviews Julian Bolleter’s latest book, Take Me to the River: the Story of Perth’s Foreshore.
Bruce Mackenzie examines the design thinking, vegetation, soil science and collaboration that created Barangaroo Reserve.
A review of John Newton’s latest book, The oldest foods on earth: a history of Australian native foods, with recipes.
For Brisbane’s new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Conrad Gargett created an impressive suite of rooftop gardens full of drama and novelty.
Environmental effects and their emotive consequences are explored in these curious photographs.
A project in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley offers a happy intervention to a region facing serious economic and social challenges.
In the inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm, Landscapology presents a compelling vision of a new-century rural garden.
Callum Morton, Oculus and McBride Charles Ryan deliver an engaging new public artwork in Melbourne’s Docklands worthy of a visit.
A playspace by Aspect Studios at a historic mill leads the revitalization of Port Adelaide’s post-industrial waterfront.
Fremantle’s Esplanade Youth Plaza successfully balances youth recreational activities with family space.
A colourful new civic square in Dandenong offers a welcoming and intimate space to its diverse community.
The Mount Penang Gardens are considered an enduring and radical contribution to public garden design in Australia.
Plan E has delivered a play area in Perth’s Kings Park with the specific aim of reconnecting children with nature.
A bold yet highly site-specific gesture rarely seen in Australian national parks and conservation areas.
A contemporary pared-back garden that elides the distinction between gallery space and domestic living.
This lush Sydney villa garden is enriched by a collection of bespoke artworks.
An artful composition by landscape architects Sinatra Murphy on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.