LA in the Media - Issue 43, 20 January - 3 February 2017

Nicholas Camerer’s prize-winning Hatch Seat is the new centrepiece of a community garden for Karen refugees. Street Furniture Australia.

Monday 23 January 2017 [Homes to Love]

How to create a backyard oasis

In tandem with renovating the home, they set about renewing their outdoor spaces. They called on landscape architect Hugh Burnett to transform the front, side and rear gardens, briefing a traditional scheme at the front, befitting the character home, with a lush garden and pool at the rear. Read more.

Monday 23 January 2017 [Street Furniture Australia]

In Profile: Linda Corkery

StreetChat interviews new AILA National President Linda Corkery. Linda is a highly-respected landscape architect with a trifecta portfolio of responsibility: AILA National President, Associate Professor at UNSW and Director of Corkery Consulting. We chat about AILA, the future of cities and how women are faring in her industry. Read more.

Wednesday 25 January 2017 [Architecture&Design]

Arup architecture head calls for major rethink on Australia’s transport station design

The head of architecture at Arup, Nille Juul-Sorensen believes transport station design in Australia needs to be completely reviewed and restored to its former glory. Read more.

Friday 27 January 2017 [Street Furniture Australia]

Refugees Welcome Hatch Seat

Nicholas Camerer’s prize-winning Hatch Seat is the new centrepiece of a community garden for Karen refugees. Street Furniture Australia manufactured the seat as part of the Intergrain Urban Timber Project competition, which challenged graduate and student landscape architects to design a meaningful piece for the Historic Farm Precinct in Victoria. Read more.

Tuesday 31 January 2017 [The Weekly Review]

Seaford side living at Orabel

Orabel’s gardens have also been created with the surroundings in mind. John Patrick Landscape Architects designed them to reflect and restore the native flora of Seaford’s beachside. Read more.

Tuesday 31 January 2017 [Sourceable]

New Safety Design Requirements for Public Spaces

Designers involved in the creation of significant new public buildings and public spaces have new design obligations to consider and integrate into designs. Credible intelligence, assessed by Australian security agencies, indicates that individuals or groups continue to possess the intent and capability to conduct a terrorist attack in Australia. Read more.

Wednesday 1 February 2017 [Eden Magnet]

Sports complex tenders out soon

Moves are underway to take the Pambula Sporting Complex to the next stage of development with money allocated in this year’s council budget for more detailed design work. The news was revealed during the council meeting, Wednesday, February 1 after discussion started on a motion by councillor Mitchell Nadin in which he sought to improve council’s forward planning and planning processes generally. Read more.

Wednesday 1 February 2017 [Urban Melbourne]

2 Neilson Place Rounds Out Footscray's Joseph Road Precinct

The latest and last of Footscray's Joseph Road Precinct super-sites has gone to advertising, outlining a quartet of residential towers planned for the site which is referred to as 2 Nielson Place. Read more.

Thursday 2 February 2017 [Outdoor Design]

Outdoor Hub for Hong Kong

Gustafson Porter + Bowman have unveiled plans for Taikoo Place, a new public space for Hong Kong that will include lush native vegetation and sculptural water features. Encompassing 69,000 square feet (6410sqm), the landscape project will feature a variety of spaces, from small, intimate areas for conversation, to larger open areas suitable for special events like concerts and outdoor markets. Read more.