LA in the Media - Issue 124

10 September 2020 [Commercial Real Estate]
Kids’ play the feature of two public spaces in Australia that have won international design awards
Children are being placed front and centre in the design of new public open spaces, with interactive water features to frolic in, sophisticated climbing equipment that mimics natural creeks and skateboard-friendly surfaces. Read more

10 September 2020 [The Design Files]
A Powerful Landscape Of Earth And Sea
We get to showcase a lot of beautiful views in our line of work, but this one is something special! Located in the Sydney suburb of Vaucluse, this sublime ocean panorama belongs to an unimposing residential garden newly transformed by landscape architect Jane Irwin. Read more

08 September 2020 [Habitusliving]
Celebrating Edwardian And Modern Architecture Side-By-Side
Henry House comprises a passively designed rear extension by WALA to an Edwardian-era terrace house in East Melbourne. Read more

07 September 2020 [Architecture & Design]
Sydney Park Bike Track and Kensington Street Spice Alley win gold at Sydney Design Awards
Sydney Park Bike Track has won Gold at the 2020 Sydney DrivenxDesign Awards – delivering Sydney Park, landscape architects Turf Design Studio + Environmental Partnership and the City of Sydney their second major award for the former rubbish dump and brickpit site in the past month. Read more 

07 September 2020 [Urban: List]
Sign Up Now To Be One Of The First To Visit The Brand New WA Museum Boola Bardip
As you're probably well aware, Perth's brand new WA Museum Boola Bardip—meaning many stories in the Noongar language—is set to open on Saturday 21 November with a nine-day celebration, but you'll need to register to get in on the action. Read more

06 September 2020 [The Border Mail]
Albury's Art Partners hosting 'Bush Fire Recovering' exhibition
A photography exhibition depicting recovery and regeneration after Australia's bushfires aims to ignite hope for new life in a very different landscape. Read more

05 September 2020 [The Sydney Morning Herald]
Penguins parade around 'heroic' new visitor centre
In the 1980s, the western tip of Phillip Island was fairly suburban. It had around 180 homes, a motel and golf course bordering a site wedged between Bass Strait and Western Port where the penguins' daily waddle ashore now attracts mass visits. Read more

03 September 2020 [NewsBlaze Australia]
A re-activation of Westmead’s Parramatta River using Indigenous installations (Jonah Darling, Landscape Architecture)
‘Return to the River’ addresses issues of urbanisation, and resulting cultural neglect, by implementing traditional principles of ‘caring for country’ in a linear waterfront setting. Read more

03 September 2020 [Outdoor Design Source]
MAYLANDS WATERLAND REDEVELOPMENT MAKES WAVES IN PERTH
Inspired by the adjacent Swan River and the local flora and fauna, the concept plans for the exciting Maylands Waterland redevelopment project in Perth have been revealed... Read more

03 September 2020 [Outdoor Design Source]
Wood without worry
(Image) Splash ‘n’ Play Water Park, designed by Cardno Landscape. Read more

02 September 2020 [Build Australia]
Construction kicks off on botanical science facility
Construction is officially underway on the new National Herbarium of NSW, designed by Architectus in collaboration with architect Richard Leplastrier and landscape architect Craig Burton. Read more


02 September 2020 [Inside Construction]
Computational design helps deliver Australia’s largest sustainable commercial tower
Located near a major railway station with limited road access, as well as situated in a flood zone close to the Parramatta River, the redevelopment of Parramatta Square required careful infrastructure planning. Read more

01 September 2020 [Eco Voice]
New wetlands at The Grove, Tarneit, will bring beautiful, thriving ecosystem
Construction is already underway on 11 hectares of open space at Frasers Property Australia’s The Grove community that is set to become a drawcard in Melbourne’s west, while improving the quality of water flow into the Werribee River. Read more

01 September 2020 [Foreground]
Diverse by design
A suite of award-winning projects in South Australia and the Northern Territory show how genuine consultation with diverse communities can lead to better, more equitable public places. Read more

September 2020 [Place Design Group]
Design for Opportunity

Penny Spiers, Design Principal at Place Design Group, presented the principles and joined the international panel to discuss arising hospital trends in China, integration of robotic technology in aged care, and design concepts being utilised in residential communities to allow adaptation for our aging population. Read more


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