Blaxland Riverside Park | Sydney Australia | JMDdesign

August 2, 2012,AEDT

In early June 2012 JMDdesign’s latest project, Blaxland Common Regional Playspace was officially opened. The new regional scale playground and associated kiosk, amenities block and car park were commissioned to expand the recreational opportunities of the Hargreaves and Associates masterplan designed for Blaxland Riverside Park.  The park is one of | Read More

ASPECT Studios wins UTS campus competition in Sydney

June 25, 2012,AEDT

Alumni Green, the most significant outdoor space on the UTS (University of Technology, Sydney) City Campus, will be transformed into a vibrant, tree-lined city space in the latest design to be unveiled under its City Campus Master Plan. The proposal by ASPECT Studios won the design competition recently held by the | Read More

Student Project | Shifting Grounds | Christina Ting

June 14, 2012,AEDT

“shifting grounds – rethinking the residential public spaces in singapore”. The project focused on enhancing social interaction within the community through landscape interventions in and around void decks in Singapore’s urban residential estates. Singapore is densely populated, thus majority of its residents live in public residential estates where the landscape is typified by | Read More

CAPITheticAL ideas competition shortlist announced

May 21, 2012,AEDT

The shortlisted finalists in the CAPITheticAL international design competition have been announced at the Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House in Canberra on 17 May 2012. One hundred years after the original call for design entries for Australia’s capital city, CAPITheticAL asked the world’s best student and professional designers | Read More

Re-purposing Sydney’s monorail

May 1, 2012,AEDT

Recently, the NSW government announced that Sydney’s monorail infrastructure will be demolished only 24 years after it went into service. David Vago, Principal of habitation believes that this is a missed opportunity to retrofit the Monorail structure for a pedestrian focused open space similar to the High-Line in New York.

Jacaranda Park | Sydney Australia | JMD Design

April 18, 2012,AEDT

JMD Design were commissioned by Stockland to design document and provide construction quality advice for a feature park within a new subdivision project at Glenmore Ridge, Penrith.  The eastern edge of the new park had been designed and built some ten years ago, hence the name Jacaranda Park. It was | Read More

Australian cities need to be more social: Report

March 29, 2012,AEDT

The ‘Social Cities’ report recently published by the Grattan Institute shows that whilst Australian cities have paid great attention to making cities more sustainable and productive they have neglected the ‘social’ aspect of cities and the need to create places for social interaction. Single households are on the rise in Australia creating more lonely | Read More

Johnson Pilton Walker wins National Workers’ Memorial

March 19, 2012,AEDT

National Workers’ Memorial winning design is by Sydney based architecture firm, Johnson Pilton Walker.  A memorial is to be established in the Canberra, Australia to honour, and pay tribute to those working Australians who have lost their lives through work-related accidents, incidents or disease. The winning design was developed by Sydney | Read More

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