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MORE THAN A YEAR ON, HAS ‘SKY RAIL’ TURNED SUBURBS INTO GHETTOS?

More than a year after the first train ran along elevated rail lines in Melbourne’s south-eastern corridor, residents say “sky rail” has increased quality of life and added to the vibrancy of local communities, and realtors say fears of a property price plunge have been assuaged. Stretches…

NSW Transport Reshuffle a Chance to Rethink Mobility

  Author: Jason Packenham, Associate, ASPECT Studios.   *Article originally published on The Fifth Estate.   OPINION: The NSW government’s recent announcement that Roads and Maritime Services – until now the state’s standalone roads agency – will be integrated into Transport for NSW could not…

A LESSON ON UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF ELEVATED RAIL: CAULFIELD TO DANDENONG LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL

Adam Kiekebosch, Infrastructure Director, ASPECT Studios. Melbourne’s Level Crossing Removal Program has been progressively removing level crossings from across Melbourne since 2015. The benefits of grade separated rail in alleviating traffic congestion, improving safety, and increasing the capacity of the train network are obvious and…

ABC GARDENING AUSTRALIA: WILD PLAY

https://youtu.be/kY3JfpkDx6I ABC Gardening Australia: Series 30 | Episode 2 The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden in Sydney is purpose built for kids to go wild in and explore the wonders of nature – including water sprinklers on a hot day! “A few years ago…

RETROFITTING OF COMMERCIAL ROOFTOPS SHOULD BE GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT

80 Ann St, Mirvac.   Deb Robbins, Studio Director, ASPECT Studios Proposed changes by Brisbane City Council under Brisbane City Plan that incentivise the inclusion of green rooftops by residential developers have been warmly received by developers. The changes will enable developers to include communal…

ASPECT Studios Expands into Perth Following Yagan Square Success

Renowned design practice ASPECT Studios is delighted to announce its’ latest expansion into the Perth market, following the success of their award-winning project, Yagan Square. The new ASPECT Studio, located in the City of Perth will add to the seven existing studios across Australia, China…

We are Carbon Neutral

ASPECT Studios are incredibly proud to be involved in Carbon Neutral’s ‘Plant-A-Tree‘ Carbon Offsets program. The program allows us to minimise our impact on the environment by working with Carbon Neutral to reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions via the planting of trees in the Yarra…

Time for Sydney to take cycling seriously

Cycling in New York Author: Jason Packenham, Associate, ASPECT Studios. *Article originally published on The Fifth Estate.   As the world’s list of cities undergoing a cycling revolution continues to grow, you wonder when Sydney will finally reach a tipping point and take cycling as…

ASPECT STUDIOS – MULTIPLE AWARD WIN – 2018 PLANNING INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA

Our team are delighted to have received recognition in the 2018 Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Awards for Planning Excellence in both NSW and SA for our involvement in Barangaroo South and Pelzer Park / Pityarilla (Park 19) Activity Hub. PIA NSW Awards for Planning…

WRAP: 2018 AILA International Festival of Landscape Architecture by Sacha Coles

The 2018 AILA International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The Expanding Field sets out to challenge, prod, and reimagine what contemporary practice in the field of Landscape architecture could and should be in the age of the Anthropocene. Each of the thoughtfully curated sessions was framed…

ASPECT STUDIOS – MULTIPLE AWARD WIN – 2018 AILA NATIONAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

We are incredibly humbled to have received multiple awards at the 2018 AILA National Landscape Architecture Awards in the categories of: Play Spaces – Ian Potter Children’s WILDPLAY Garden   Research, Policy and Communications – Monash University Civil Engineering Hydraulics ‘Living Lab’ Each of these…

Q&A: ASPECT Studios welcomes Infrastructure Director – Adam Kiekebosch.

ASPECT Studios is delighted to welcome Adam Kiekebosch as the studio’s new Director of Infrastructure. Having previously led a large integrated studio of Landscape Architects, Urban Designers, Architects and Planners, the recent appointment sees Adam join the ASPECT Studios Executive Team to lead our Australian…