LA in the Media - Issue 81

The proposed Dove Lake viewing shelter by Cumulus Studio. Image: Cumulus Studio

25 September 2018 [SMH]

Community orchard gets a makeover

Spring is the cue for picnics and a new venue. Last year, among the ACT government’s Community Garden Grants Program was the O’Connor Tocumwal Housing Precinct community orchard, which received $2500 to enhance an existing 1980s orchard. Read more.

23 September 2018 [The New Daily]

Time for Australian cities and regions to grow up and move out

It’s time for Australia to grow up and move out according to a new report on the challenges faced by our expanding cities and regions. Read more.

20 September 2018 [Architecture AU]

Parliamentary committee recommends Australia adopt a national settlement plan

A federal parliamentary committee has called on the government to develop a “national plan for settlement,” in a report that champions densification, high-speed rail and value-capture funding mechanisms. Read more.

16 September 2018 [Architect & Design]

HASSELL-designed Hibernian Place is Perth’s latest hotspot

The new Hibernian Place incorporating the five-star Westin hotel along with a thoughtfully curated mix of hospitality operators is the latest ‘urban oasis’ for Perth residents. Read more.

14 September 2018 [IDL]

The Institute’s 2018 National Architecture Awards shortlist revealed

With projects from across Australia, the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards shortlist includes 70 of the best projects. The final shortlist was whittled down from a large pool of 975 projects across 14 categories, each having gone through the state-level program. Read more.

13 September 2018 [The Adelaide Review]

Harnessing the power of Indigenous design

Landscape architect Paul Herzich hopes the recently announced Reconciliation Action Plan will help facilitate discussions between landscape architects and Indigenous groups and communities. Read more.

11 September 2018 [Landscape Australia]

Cumulus Studio designs ‘meditative and reverent’ lakeside viewing shelter

Designs for a viewing shelter overlooking Dove Lake in northern Tasmania, by Cumulus Studio with landscape architecture by Playstreet, have been revealed. The designs are part of a proposal released by the Tasmanian government’s Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service for public comment. Read more.

11 September 2018 [Only Melbourne]

Urban Design Forum (UDF)

Urban Design Forum (UDF) began in Melbourne in 1986 as a network of enthusiastic and creative people committed to making a significant contribution to improving the functioning and quality of our cities and towns. Read more.

10 September 2018 [Build Australia]

Architectus launches Urban Design and Planning Melbourne and appoints new Principal

The announcement of Architectus’ new offering to the Melbourne market comes at a time when the Urban Design and Planning (UDP) sector has seen exceptional growth for Architectus, including the recent appointment of Urban Design Principal, Dean Thornton. Read more.

10 September 2018 [The Adelaide Review]

2018 SA Landscape Architecture Awards

The 2018 South Australian Landscape Architecture Awards showcase the quality of design within our state. The awarded projects often build from the strength of clients’ aspirations and are a demonstration of the effectiveness of the relationship between the client and the design team. Read more.

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