La in the Media - Issue 28 April 25 - May 09

Andrew Gay, Andrew Saniga and Paul Thompson in the recently restored Ellis Stones garden.Photo: Pat Scala


21 April 2016 [City News]

What’s on and where this weekend in the arts

ANTHROPOSCENE is a global short film competition concerning the landscapes of the 21st century. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in partnership with the National Museum of Australia and LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture, invites the submission of 3–4 minute short films on the general subject of the new epoch of the ‘Anthropocene’. Read more.

22 April 2016 [Architecture AU]

2016 Houses Awards shortlist: Outdoor

Nine projects from this category have been shortlisted in the 2016 Houses Awards. Winners and commendations will be announced at a gala presentation on 22 July at Sydney’s Doltone House. See the full image gallery of shortlisted projects here. Baffle House –Eckersley Garden Architecture with Clare Cousins Architects. Read more.

22 April 2016 [The Age]

Rockin' a landmark 1970s look

By the time Ellis Stones ushered boulders and bush into downtown Parkville he was an old hand at placing rock. It was 1972-73 and for 35 years this pioneering designer had been creating landscapes that were so naturalistic they looked like they had erupted all of their own accord. Featuring Paul Thompson. Read more. 



23 April 2016 [Gardening Australia]

A Garden to Remember

Jane visits Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance and talks to landscape architect Michael Wright about its four distinct commemorative courtyards and explains their meaning. Read more.

23 April 2016 [Lismore Echo]

Shoot a short and win with the dawn of the ‘AnthropoScene’

THE International Commission on Stratigraphy is expected to formally announce the dawn of the Anthropocene Epoch: a new geological period defined by the fact that the Earth's systems are now fundamentally determined by human activity. Read more.

25 April 2016 [Green Magazine]

DesignBUILD has announced its 2016 speaker program

Jon Shinkfield,leading landscape architect from REALM studios, will question whether Melbourne city planners are asleep at the wheel when it comes to planning for the city’s livability and will discuss the need for a shift away from the deeply embedded Australian idea of the backyard in favor of greater open space, as our cities become more urbanised and of higher density. Read more.

25 April 2016 [Green Magazine]

DesignBUILD has announced its 2016 speaker program

Mathew Mackay,landscape architect at leading international design practice HASSELL will continue the exploration of the fundamental role that landscape architecture will play in building and retrofitting cities to become more resilient to increased storm events and climate change, counter urban heat island effects while also creating a more sustainable and livable city for the future. Read more.

26 April 2016 [Melbourne Mum’s Group]

VIC's Bicentennial Park Playground: Australia's Best Playground?

The nationwide search, conducted by The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), sees nominated public parks and spaces throughout the country, entered into the contest.
After submissions close, members of the public are encouraged to vote for their favourite. The top 5 entries per region (WA/NT/SA/QLD, NSW/ACT and VIC/TAS) with the most public votes, progress to the next round. Read more.

27 April 2016 [UTECH.com]

Bendable PU composite panel on award shortlist

Representatives of the Australian Institute of Architects, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and the Australian Construction Industry Forum shortlisted the firm for the accolade. MultiPanel has been granted a free stand atDesignBUILDexpo which isdue to be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 4-6, 2016, when the award winner will be announced. Read more.

27 April 2016 [Community News]

Brabham Playground nominated for national landscaping award

BRABHAM’S all-abilities playground has been nominated for a national landscaping award.The Common Playground, also known as Livvi’s Place, located on Mayfield Drive opened in late 2015.It is one of a handful of WA playgrounds in the running for the Australian Institute of Landscape Architect’s Australia’s Best Playground competition. Read more.

27 April 2016 [Architecture and Design]

Finalists announced for DesignBUILD Incubator, showcasing emerging industry talent

Selected by a panel of industry leaders from the Australian Institute of Architects, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and the Australian Construction Industry Forum, the top five most innovative products from the DesignBUILD Incubator entries will be showcased at DesignBUILD 2016, providing the young innovators with an excellent opportunity to present to the industry and collaborate and connect on a commercial level. Read more.

27 April 2016 [Architecture and Design]

Diversity is a mixture unto itself

Would you believe it? Just as Lendlease Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Steve McCann talks about the need to have a flexibility action plan like a safety action plan, research is published in Harvard Business Review that finds that women in their 30s more often leave for a job that pays more, or because their work is not meaningful enough than to spend more time with their family. In fact, for similar reasons that men do, and this during some of the main years of the struggle for that elusive career/family balance. Read more.

28 April 2016 [Architecture and Design]

DesignBUILD returns to Melbourne celebrating 30 years

Melbourne will soon welcome another edition of DesignBUILD, Australia’s ultimate event for the entire architecture, building, construction and design industry. DesignBUILD returns to Melbourne in its 30th year with a host of features including a new show floor layout to allow for a more fluid experience onsite, with dedicated show floor sectors segmented into Landscape & Outdoor, Structural & Materials, Interior Fixtures & Finishes, and Technology, providing better product exposure for the most respected and innovative brands in the industry. Read more.

29 April 2016 [Australia Unwrapped]

Malcolm Turnbull - 30 Minute City

Malcolm Turnbull – 30 Minute City – Imagine living in a major city like Sydney that is so well designed, everyone can travel to work in 30 minutes. You may think that’s only a luxury the rich can afford, and it will never happen! Read MoMalcolm Turnbull – 30 Minute City – Imagine living in a major city like Sydney that is so well designed, everyone can travel to work in 30 minutes. You may think that’s only a luxury the rich can afford, and it will never happen! Read more.

29 April 2016 [News Local]

Kellyville Public School students aim for best playground in galaxy

IMAGINE a ‘moon car’ that can take you around the galaxy fueled by pure imagination. The car is one of several features of Skywalker Playground designed by the students of Kellyville Public High School. “They can go to the moon and back again,” she said. It’s not a running through playground, it’s let’s use my mind, let’s use my imagination.” Read more.

1 May 2016 [Green Magazine]

Auckland’s best buildings named

Projects ranging from a brightly coloured bike path built from a bit of old motorway to a temporary installation at an inner-city church, from reworked heritage buildings to a new and already much-loved library, and from idyllic houses to a small mausoleum are among this year’s recipients of Auckland Architecture Awards. The Awards were announced on April 28 at an event at Onehunga Heliport. Read more.

3 May 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Penguin Parade Visitor Centre to be redeveloped, design tender forthcoming.

The Victorian government has announced the redevelopment of Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade Visitor Centre.

The proposed $58.2 million facility will replace the existing visitor centre designed by Daryl Jackson and built in 1988. A spokesperson for Phillip Island National Parks told ArchitectureAU, “We are currently in the process of writing the tender documents for the architectural services for the project. It is anticipated this will take about two months. Read more.

3 May 2016 [Green Magazine]

DesignBUILD Propels Next Generation of Design Talent

For the first time in DesignBUILD’s 30 year history, event organisers Diversified Communications have teamed up with two leading Victorian universities to offer students the opportunity to be involved in producing the country’s leading event for the architecture, building, construction and design communities. Read more.

4 May 2016 [Community News Group]

Adventurescape up for best playground title

SOUTH Yunderup’s Adventurescape Playground is in the running for the title of Australia’s Best Playground 2016, to be announced on May 24.

The Austin Lakes estate playground is one of seven entrants from WA. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has launched the national competition to celebrate the most well-designed public play spaces across Australia. Read more.

5 May 2016 [The Courier]

'If that's built, it's basically over': Toll road could ruin park, volunteers say

Felicity McGahan, Victorian chapter manager for the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, said they wanted to see more tunnelling to protect the quality of open space. She said landscape architects and architects working on the project needed to be able to resolve the road requirements without hurting the park. Read more.

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