LA in the Media - Issue 33, 3 July - 15 July 2016

Sunday 3 July 2016 [The Land]

Vision becomes reality

Staring at the gardening shelves in our local bookshop recently, I noticed a lack of offerings on design for large gardens. There was no end of reading matter for courtyards and balconies, but zero for those of us whose first decision on making a garden is where to put the fence. Read more.

Sunday 3 July 2016 [Broadsheet]

Open House Melbourne: 2016 Buildings Revealed

The doors to some of Melbourne’s most cherished and mysterious buildings will be thrown open to the public on the weekend of July 30 and 31. Now in its ninth year, Open House Melbourne Weekend allows the public to explore unusual and culturally significant locations that are usually off-limits. Read more.

Monday 4 July 2016 [Domain]

Issue of ever-shrinking green space in cities missing from election campaign

There were plenty of policy promises touted during the federal election, but there was one clear topic missing from both major parties, according to experts – the ever-shrinking green space of our cities. While there has been lots of talk about Smart Cities and Green Cities, specific attention should be paid to urban greening at a federal level, according to Gregory Priest, a project manager for landscape architects and environmental sustainability engineers Josh Byrne & Associates. Read more.

Monday 4 July 2016 [Architecture&Design]

Urban design competition on an international scale

A design competition on an international scale has been launched by Randwick City Council. The council are seeking new and innovative urban design ideas for two of their town centres, Kensington and Kingsford. As these centres grow and develop, the council hope for strategic design and a manageable and sustainable growth plan to result in a creative transformation. Read more.

Monday 4 July 2016 [Green Magazine]

Awards honour the social and cultural benefits of architecture

The diversity of projects being undertaken by architects in South Australia, who are responding to the challenges of today and needs of tomorrow, were honoured last night at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 SA Architecture Awards. Read more.

Monday 4 July 2016 [news.com.au]

Top gongs go to Hassell in SA’s best in architecture awards

ADELAIDE studio Hassell on Saturday night celebrated a double triumph by winning best public and best educational architecture for its Stretton Centre and Flinders building at the SA annual awards. Read more.

Monday 4 July 2016 [Property Observer]

SA architectural awards recognise Tonsley project

The diversity of projects being undertaken by architects in South Australia were honoured at the Australian Institute of Architects' 2016 SA Architecture Awards. Four projects from the Tonsley redevelopment have collected seven awards across education, heritage, commercial, sustainability and urban design, cementing the project as a unique place with a strong identity for South Australia to celebrate its manufacturing history. Read more.

Tuesday 5 July 2016 [The Age]

Find quinces in a Canberra Kitchen Garden

At the launch of Canberra's new public art festival, Neil Hobbs' Contour 556, a group of us were discussing quinces. I was pondering where to find the oldest or biggest quince tree in this district. Places like Lanyon at Tharwa or Tanbella at Pialligo were mentioned and Penny Marr from Araluen said they had a beauty. Read more.

Tuesday 5 July 2016 [The Fifth Estate]

Policy gap thwarting the shift to green cities

A lack of both federal policy and explicit support from rating tools like NABERS and NatHERS are two of the biggest obstacles to increasing the level of greening in urban areas, according to new research by Josh Byrne & Associates for the 202020 Vision. Read more.

Tuesday 5 July 2016 [The Fifth Estate]

Second round of state architecture awards showcases sustainability brilliance

Last week saw another round of state architecture awards held – taking in NSW, South Australia and Western Australia – producing some significant sustainability bling. In South Australia, it was the Tonsley redevelopment that was the stand-out winner, with four projects within the development sharing seven awards across education, heritage, commercial, sustainability and urban design. Read more.

Wednesday 6 July 2016 [Westender]

Reclaiming Lost Space to Green in the City

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects recently awarded renowned local landscape architect, John Mongard and colleagues, the 2016 Excellence in Community Design Award for their work on The Green Space Strategy. Read more.

Wednesday 6 July 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

2016 Australian Urban Design Awards open

Registration for the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards is now open, and entries will be accepted from 11 July – 9 September. The Australian Urban Design Awards (formerly known as the Australia Award for Urban Design) were created by then-prime minister Paul Keating’s Urban Task Force in 1996. Read more.

Thursday 7 July 2016 [Noosa News]

A crop of horticultural expertise to bloom at garden expo

HORICULTURAL experts will converge on the Coast from tomorrow for the Queensland Garden Expo. Gardening Australia presenter Sophie Thomson will join the all-star speaker line-up which includes Costa Georgiadis, Jerry Coleby-Williams, Graham Ross, ABC 612 Gardening Talkback host Annette McFarlane, Phil Dudman, landscape architect Arno King, Claire Bickle and Noel Burdette. Read more.

Thursday 7 July 2016 [The Fifth Estate]

Innovative built environment projects score millions in CRC grants

Research projects involving printed solar film for building products, innovative prefabricated building systems and multi-storey timber housing technology have shared in $22.6 million of federal funding delivered through the Cooperative Research Centres Program. Read more.

Friday 8 July 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

2016 ACT Landscape Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2016 ACT Landscape Architecture Awards. The awards celebrate the best of the ACT’s green, open and public spaces, and recognize the leadership and innovation in landscape architecture projects that enrich the environments the public live in and enhance Canberra’s liveability, economic development and global profile. Read more.

Friday 8 July 2016 [RiotACT]

Awards for landscape architecture

The 2016 ACT landscape architecture awards will be announced at the Burbury Hotel in Barton tonight (Friday). Awards will be presented in several categories, including civic landscape, parks and open space, infrastructure, cultural heritage, urban design, research, policy and communication and communities. ACT planning minister Mick Gentleman said the awards would acknowledge the city’s quality of design in and around urban environments. Read more.

Friday 8 July 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Ryde civic hub stage two designs revealed

The City of Ryde has revealed the stage two designs of the four shortlisted contenders in the international ideas competition for the design of a new civic precinct at the gateway to the municipality. The international competition attracted 175 entries from 49 countries, including 42 entries from Australia. Read more.

Saturday 9 July 2016 [Foreign Affairs]

Landscape architectural work celebrated at awards night

The city’s quality of design in and around urban environments will tonight be commended and celebrated at the 2016 ACT Landscape Architecture Awards. “The Landscape Architecture Awards are a fantastic way to acknowledge the importance of landscape architecture in the planning of urban renewal and how it influences how people live, work and play in their cities,” Minister Gentleman said. Read more.

Monday 10 July 2016 [Yahoo]

Generating places filled with heart and soul

For many people, the idea of a landscape architect is a bloke in shorts and heavy-duty boots driving around the suburbs with a ute full of mulch. But it is a perception that is a long way from the truth. Today’s landscape architects are university-educated designers changing the face of their local communities. And none more so than in Perth and WA. Read more.

Monday 10 July 2016 [NT News]

Capital design at the crossroads as Hobart City Council looks to future

THE future character of Hobart will be driven by economic conditions, bold design and activation of the space between the buildings, say some of the city’s leading urban design minds. Read more.

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