LA in the Media - Issue 57

Upgrade of Millers Pool on the South Perth Foreshore has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects WA. (Image: Street Furniture Australia)

14 August 2017 [REALM Studios]

Old Suburb : New Park – Media Launch.

Lathlain and Carlisle residents in WA will soon be enjoying a new community park with the recent announcement and confirmation of funding from Lottery West and Town of Victoria Park and an innovative design by REALMstudios. Read more.

12 August 2017 [The Australian]

It’s a big ask - Sculpture, play space, socialising, solitude, cinema. There’s something for everyone here.

Consider this design challenge: the owner wanted a garden that could showcase contemporary art sculptures as well as providing play spaces for her young children, areas for social gatherings and a quiet nook for reading — and it all had to connect visually with the Adelaide villa’s Victorian facade and its modern rear extension. Read more.

11 August 2017 [Australian Design Review]

A tropical oasis childcare centre in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD

Gray Puksand has designed a 207-place childcare centre for Goodstart Early Learning in Adelaide Street, Brisbane. In this unique CBD location, Gray Puksand’s team has achieved outstanding results within difficult parameters. Read more.

10 August 2017 [Outdoor Design Source]


An indoor outdoor garden has been created in the centre of a heritage-listed highrise building in Brisbane to provide an appropriate nature-inspired setting for the Goodstart Early Learning Centre. Read more.

10 August 2017 [Examiner Newspapers]

Canning planners awarded

The designers of the Canning City Centre Master Plan have received an award for their work creating a visualisation of the area’s future. Read more.

16 August [The Recorder]

Solomontown kindergarten wins 'landscape' award

It’s official! The children at Solomontown Kindergarten are having the best fun ever. Read more.

9 August 2017 [PR WIRE]

SLR Launches Landscape Architecture in Asia Pacific

SLR Consulting, a leader in global environmental and advisory services, has this week announced the further expansion of its services in Asia Pacific with the launch of their Landscape Architecture capability. Read more.

8 August 2017 [Australian Leisure Management]


The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust has released a proposal for the transformation of HMAS Platypus, the former submarine base in North Sydney, allowing access to an area of Sydney’s foreshore not publicly accessible in more than 140 years. Read more.

7 August 2017 [South China Morning Post]

Why Hong Kong is scared of trees: the fight for urban forestry in city that sees them as a threat, not an enhancement

With the responsibility for planting new trees in the hands of civil servants and a fixation on the danger of falling trees, is it any wonder the city lags behind the rest of the world when it comes to ‘greening’? Read more.

7 August 2017 [Southern Gazette]

It’s Millers time – South Perth pool upgrade lauded

THE restoration and upgrade of Millers Pool on the South Perth Foreshore has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects WA. Read more.

3 August 2017 [Architecture & Design]

Childcare centre turns Brisbane heritage building into inverted garden

An iconic, heritage-listed building in Brisbane has been transformed into a nature-inspired childcare centre. Read more.

3 August 2017 [Architecture & Design]

The structured chaos of Towers Road Residence

In many architectural projects, the work of landscape architects is but a footnote at the end of a design statement. Likewise, the input of architects will often be relegated to the sidelines of a landscape architect’s project description. Read more.

2 August 2017 [Lookbox Living]


Surrounded by lush wild vegetation, this stunning landed property home in Melbourne has a design that harmonises nature with the built environment. Read more.