Cranbrook Junior School | Sydney Australia | ASPECT Studios

The new Cranbrook Junior School was designed with the ambition of creating a ‘school in a park’. Working closely with Tzannes Associates, ASPECT Studios developed the landscape design to provide flexible spaces that best meet teaching, learning and play requirements.
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This Week in Landscape | 25 May 2013

This Week saw the Centenary of the Chelsea Show and numerous great articles and blog posts, we have made a selection for your weekly reading.

Timelapse of Chelsea Best in Show – Trailfinders Australian Garden

9/11 Memorial: The Other Half | Saundra Marcel | Design Bureau
An interview with Peter Walker about the 9/11 Memorial and the remaining section of the plaza that needs to be built after the underground museum and train station are finished.

“Born to Rewild” with Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick | Diana Budds | Dwell On Design
Dwell on Design interview Margie Ruddick, this year’s winner of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture.

New Strategies for funding the Public Realm | Jon Trementozzi | Sasaki Associates
there is often a deep chasm between the vision and implementation of projects intended to enhance the public realm. The reality is that many designs for these spaces and places never see the light of day. Overwhelmingly, the difference between a paper plan and a built project comes down to funding.

RMIT honours landscape architecture pioneer | Infolink
Emeritus Professor James Sinatra will become a Doctor of Design Honoris Causa, in recognition of his role in establishing landscape architecture education in Australia during a long academic career at RMIT.

Landscape architecture should come sooner, not later in design | Michael Biafore | West Virginia Illustrated
“At the residential level, however, landscape architecture is often relegated to the last step in not only the design phase of a home, but also the construction process. Many benefits can be realized in the planning and construction of a home by hiring a landscape architect to work on site design, sometimes even prior to the selection of an architect and/or a home builder.”

Everyone Deserves Good Design | John Cary | Metropolis
“Whether as an architect, landscape architect, or planner, if you remember one thing from my talk today, I hope it’s to take the time to watch and listen to these people, and to learn from them. In that sense, your real design education is just beginning and will never end.”

The Ego and the Architect | Beth Mosenthal | Archinect
“When I think about the people I would consider “leaders” in my office, they don’t just include the people with the highest-ranking title or the most experience. They are the people who send out design inspiration emails, events, and tips to keep us involved and aware.”

VIDEO CREDIT | Flemings Nurseries


Kangan Institute Automotive Centre of Excellence | Melbourne Australia | ASPECT Studios

The Kangan Institute Automotive Centre of Excellence in Melbourne’s Docklands is stage 2 of an innovative centre that houses skills training, education, research and display facilities for the automotive industry in Australia. The landscape design is influenced strongly by the bold geometries of the building as well as seeking to provide more intimate and human scale spaces.
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La Perouse Coastal Walk | Sydney Australia | Corkery Consulting

La Perouse Coastal Walk | Sydney Australia | Corkery Consulting

Located on the northern shores of Botany Bay, La Perouse Headland provides spectacular cliff-top views across the Bay and out to sea. It is also one of the most significant Aboriginal and European cultural heritage sites in Australia. Named after the French explorer La Perouse who entered Botany Bay six days after the First Fleet, the 10.4ha Headland incorporates listed cultural heritage values protected by dedication of a National Park.

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Madagascar and Shrek at Dreamworld | Gold Coast Australia | Citicene

Citicene have been working on a new precinct at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast. This exciting project is an alliance between Dreamworld and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and is inspired by the iconic DreamWorks Animation franchises – Madagascar and Shrek.

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Place of Reflection | Perth Australia | Plan E

Place of Reflection | Perth Australia | Plan E
Working closely with BGPA, PLAN E has created a unique landscape upgrade at the southern end of the Western Australia Botanic Garden . The Place of Reflection is designed to be a tranquil place; a landmark location where all people who have suffered loss or trauma can seek understanding, peace, healing, hope and renewal.
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Landscape Institute President | “…water should be a priority…”

London Wetlands Park | Image Flickr User amandabhslater

Sue Illman, President of the Landscape Institute, wants the UK’s water supply chain to become more sustainable with priority given to all elements of the water cycle when designing and developing new places. Illman will speak this week at Ecobuild about water sensitive design – a fully integrated solution to flooding, droughts and water quality, the  multi-faceted benefits of sustainable drainage and a green infrastructure approach to development.

“It’s time we started to see water as a potential resource – rather than something to be hidden away underground.  Elsewhere in the world a mixed green, grey and blue infrastructure is being adopted.  In February the White House committed the US to taking a GI approach after some years monitoring its effectiveness, and in Melbourne, Australia the City is introducing legislation to ensure it owns all of the rain falling on the City as part of their Water Sensitive approach, as it sees it as a valuable resource.” – Sue Illman, President of the Landscape Institute

IMAGE CREDIT | Flickr User amandabhslater – Amanda Slater

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