Centring ecological regeneration: APACE | Landscape Australia

The year was 1982. The town of North Fremantle was in the process of turning from an industrial port town into ’80s suburbia. A book by German-born British economist EF Schumacher questioning material wealth’s impact on human culture and happiness was gaining in popularity. In response, a group of academics from Murdoch University leased a … Read more

Ancient landscapes, remnant landscapes | Landscape Australia

Here, we are in an ancient landscape suspended in time. We are on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar, the Country of the Whadjuk Noongar people. Cared for over generations. We could be hovering here a thousand years ago. Hues of flora – buttery, emerald, hazel – paint a gradient between the gradual dunal rises and claypan flats. … Read more

Remaking lost connections | Landscape Australia

Gondwana Link is a landscape restoration project that protects and reconnects habitat across 1,000 kilometers in Western Australia’s south-west. This region, classified as a global biodiversity hotspot, is home to an ancient ecology with more than 7,200 vascular plant species, 80 percent of them endemic.1 While rich in biodiversity, the area has suffered the drastic … Read more

The Global City and the (de)Evolution of the Public Realm

The Global City and the (de)Evolution of the Public Realm The Cenotaph, Martin Place. Image © Dominic Lorimer/Fairfax Syndication Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/987489/the-global-city-and-the-de-evolution-of-the-public-realm This article was originally published on Common Edge. In October 2011, inspired by the Arab Spring revolutions, thousands of people in Australia and in many other cities … Read more

The Right to the Beach: Walling off Coastal Erosion

The Right to the Beach: Walling off Coastal Erosion Construction of the Collaroy sea wall. Image © Northern Beaches Council Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/984650/the-right-to-the-beach-walling-off-coastal-erosion At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, affluent Parisians flocked to second homes on France’s Atlantic coast as a nationwide lockdown came down … Read more

Embracing the innovation debate | Landscape Australia

The buzz and lure of innovation are ever-present, yet innovation has never been more needed than now. A sense of urgency has arisen in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic across all social and economic sectors. The vulnerability of complex associations between professions has been highlighted, particularly as we grapple with ways to readjust across … Read more

Decarbonizing landscape practice | Landscape Australia

Landscape architects are in a good position to take action on climate change. There are two key actions to consider: climate change mitigation – reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which are the source of climate change; and climate change adaptation – adapting to the impacts that occur because of climate change (for example, longer periods … Read more

Designing for coolth | Landscape Australia

Global urbanization continues, while at the same time, cities in Australia and beyond are hotspots of rising temperatures. Across the world, urban densification and expansion are inevitably resulting in more capping of soil and less vegetation, which is in turn leading to additional warming. The heat island effect, urban overheating, record-breaking extreme heat, heat shelter … Read more


Three House / JOHN ELLWAY. ARCHITECT © Toby Scott + 25 Share Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest Whatsapp Mail Or https://www.archdaily.com/981677/three-house-john-ellway-architect © Toby Scott Text description provided by the architects. Beyond the client brief and pragmatic site conditions, I tend to reflect on travel as inspiration and a source of precedent studies for my work. In … Read more