Research Articles

  1. Hundertwasser - from Wien to Kawa Kawa

    21 Apr 2014
    The culmination of Freidenriech Hundertwasser‟s architectural career was a toilet in Northland, New Zealand. It was his one and only realised project in New Zealand. While this may not seem a particularly significant project, it has had ramifications wider than could be expected. Kawa Kawa had been quite a centre…

  2. Hong Kong Postcard

    21 Apr 2014
    An empty space! – Victoria Peak This is more representative of the streets - Kowloon The Hardware Strip, Kowloon The local industry awards Soho, Hong Kong Island Your intrepid national councilor undertook a three day immersion into Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Art Fair, at the end of May.…

  3. Art at (Little) Sparta and in (Greater) Edinburgh

    15 Apr 2014
    A walk through The Water of Leith and the Pentland Hills Charlotte Street Buildings 52 Northumberland Street - Great Aunt Lav’s + Great Uncle George’s house Starting at James Craig’s & Robert Adam’s New Town, developed in two stages either side of the Napoleonic Wars in the early 1800’s, don’t…

  4. LAA#140: Don’t let it be forgot

    15 Apr 2014
    “If you are reading this, I am no longer President” Don’t be alarmed members, at the AGM in October; a new board was elected for a two year period. It was pleasing to have had the need for a vote for the national board, as it meant that there was…

  5. LAA#138: NGA Sculpture Garden

    15 Apr 2014
    The National Gallery of Australia Sculpture Garden Forecourt and north face of the Gallery building. Photo by Diana Snape Forecourt and north face of the Gallery Building. Photo by Diana Snape Dadang Christanto’s Heads from the North (2004) is installed in the marsh pond at the Sculpture Garden. Photo by…

  6. LAA#138 : 100 years of change

    15 Apr 2014
    “Resistance to change is the greatest hindrance to human development. Discuss” was the essay task on my first day at the AIIS, the Australian International Independent School, in 5th form in 1977. The AIIS offered a progressive education at a secular, independent school. It was a new format for senior…

  7. LAA#124: Bologna

    15 Apr 2014
    As this is my final perspective I wish to thank all of you who have contacted me to discuss this column. The feedback has been far reaching, and it demonstrates that we are a profession of a common spirit,though we rarely get the chance to see over the hills and…

  8. LAA#123: Tree-hugging

    15 Apr 2014
    We have all heard of the Greek proverb, “A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” Landscape architects are fortunate as we get to act like the old Greek men. Where we get really lucky is when we can…

  9. LAA#122: Optimism

    15 Apr 2014
    There has been a decided lack of positive news from the media of late, and the economic outlook can only be said to be grim. While business owners concentrate on short-term problems they run the risk of neglecting to keep watch on the horizon Funnily enough when a boom is…

  10. LAA#121: We came so far for beauty

    15 Apr 2014
    Do we need beauty Beauty would seem to help, as beauty eases pain. In November 2008, Art Monthly Australia reported on a University of Bari, Italy study that asked volunteers to select the twenty most beautiful and the twenty ugliest paintings from a group of three hundred. They were then…

  11. LAA#120: Hey Pilgrim!

    15 Apr 2014
    This Perspective follows two themes – pilgrimages and infrastructure. The traditional pilgrimage is a religious journey, but the art, architecture and, dare I say, landscape pilgrimage has recently become a real market, to which I am fully signed up The tourism market is dependent upon quality public infrastructure and each…

  12. LAA#119: The Road Trip

    15 Apr 2014
    Shifting focus - identifying with landscapes through sight, sound and memory Firstly apologies for the perhaps fragmented theme of this piece – it is an amalgam of some of the things I have been seeing, doing, reading or thinking of over the past month or two. One of my passions…

  13. LAA#118: Spot. the Landscape Architect

    14 Apr 2014
    There is a lot of discussion amongst landscape architects about the relative invisibility of the profession in the community. While our numbers have been growing, the institute is of course the sum of our highly motivated volunteers While the Beaton Consulting study conforms that we volunteer a lot, and are…

  14. LAA#117: Housing The Landscape

    14 Apr 2014
    Firstly a welcome to all of you, my goal with these columns is to match the depth and quality of insight that was delivered by my predecessor, Mark Fuller. Time will tell. If I do not match Mark’s level, I hope at least to stimulate debate. I would be delighted…

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