Tag: Project

The core of the Home of the Arts (HOTA) stage and theatre spaces reside beneath a “mountain” landscape made up of succulents, rainforest species and grasses from the wider Gold Coast region.
Review | Alexandra Brown | 10 Oct 2018

Voronoi verve: Home of the Arts Outdoor Stage

The Gold Coast’s new outdoor stage cleverly melds landscape and architecture to provide a flexible, functional and surprising space for future gatherings.

Optus Stadium’s bronze facade references Western Australia’s unique geology.
Review | Tinka Sack | 24 Sep 2018

Finding a sense of place: Optus Stadium parklands

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.

The muted earthy tones and winding form of the walk soften both its visual and physical presence within the ecologically significant Jock Marshall Reserve.
Review | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 28 Aug 2018

Bridging the divide: Jock Marshall Reserve Nature Walk

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.

Matron Ruby Grant Park by Sprout Landscape Architecture with CAB Consulting

Matron Ruby Grant Park

Sprout Landscape Architecture with CAB Consulting have transformed a former hospital site in Sydney’s east into a community park that provides a flexible setting for future urban growth.

Wootten Road Reserve sits on Melbourne’s western fringe; however, it will soon be surrounded by new suburbs.
Review | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 16 Apr 2018

Grassland: A provocation

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.

Robust local timbers will silver over time to reflect the hues of the surrounding eucalypts.
Review | Danielle Jewson | 17 Nov 2017

Ebb and flow: Koondrook Wharf

Community engagement, Aboriginal artwork, locally sourced timber and a piece of history have been brought together to create this new wharf in northern Victoria.

Paddington Reservoir by JMD Design and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer for City of Sydney, 2009.
Review | Scott Hawken | 1 Mar 2017

The ten most significant works of Australian landscape architecture 2001–2017

Over the past decade, Australian landscape architecture has grown in its range and expression. These ten projects allow a clear view of where the profession is headed.

Deb has grown much of her garden from seed she has collected or purchased from specialist nurseries.
Review | Adrian Marshall | 30 Jan 2017

Deb Reynolds’s garden: Restoring the unknown

This unconventional garden has followed its owner’s discovery of the grasslands of Melbourne’s west.

GASP! Stage 2 - Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park, Hobart, Tasmania.
Places | 18 Jan 2017

GASP! Stage 2 - Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park

The City of Glenorchy engaged McGregor Coxall and Room 11 Architects to create a spectacular setting for art, sculpture and experience.

Amphibious Architecture is installed in Hobart's Derwent estuary – its rather inconspicuous poles bob up and down with the swell.
Review | Jeff Malpas | 9 Jan 2017

Amphibious Architecture – What Does the Derwent Want?

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.

The Oudolf Field by Piet Oudolf, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, United Kingdom.
Review | Claire Martin | 28 Oct 2016

Hortus conclusus: The Oudolf Field

A horticultural postcard from Hauser & Wirth Somerset, an oasis of opportunism in a post-Brexit United Kingdom.

Aerial perspective of Sydney Park.
Review | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 26 Sep 2016

Waste not, want not: Sydney Park

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.

Frank Gehry’s Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the UTS Business School borders The Goods Line to the south-west, attracting tourists to the area.
Review | Simon Kilbane | 12 Sep 2016

Walks of life: The Goods Line

Aspect Studios and CHROFI create an elevated, pedestrian-scale linear park in Sydney that maintains a constant level of public life.

Elizabeth Quay by ARM Architecture and Taylor Cullity Lethlean.
Review | Nigel Westbrook | 25 Aug 2016

New order: Elizabeth Quay, Perth

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 durable palette of precast concrete, Corten steel, washed aggregate paving and porphyry setts was used in the hardscaping of the project.
Review | Roger Pegrum | 25 Aug 2016

Come to pass: Bowen Place Crossing

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.

Excavated sandstone blocks are used to re-create the pre-colonial landform of the Barangaroo Reserve site, a former shipyard.
Review | Bruce Mackenzie | 29 Jun 2016

A naturalized landscape: Barangaroo Reserve

Bruce Mackenzie examines the design thinking, vegetation, soil science and collaboration that created Barangaroo Reserve.

Lush, tropical vegetation is fast enveloping the steel arbour in the Secret Garden.
Review | Catherin Bull | 2 Jun 2016

Lady Cilento Hospital landscapes

For Brisbane’s new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Conrad Gargett created an impressive suite of rooftop gardens full of drama and novelty.

The largest and most “designed” of the 2014 plantings took the form of a 2.4-kilometre-long spiral on the site of the former Moe public hospital.
Review | David Bullpit | 3 May 2016

Seeds of Change: Get Sunflowered

A project in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley offers a happy intervention to a region facing serious economic and social challenges.

A plunge pool has been created from a concrete water tank craned onto the site and tiled in mosaics.
Review | Margie Fraser | 3 May 2016

A new rural: Garland Garden

In the inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm, Landscapology presents a compelling vision of a new-century rural garden.

Monument Park sits between Victoria Harbour and the new McBride Charles Ryan-designed development The Quays.
Review | Andrew Mackenzie | 3 May 2016

Ghost town: Monument Park

Callum Morton, Oculus and McBride Charles Ryan deliver an engaging new public artwork in Melbourne’s Docklands worthy of a visit.