University of New South Wales spotlights 10 landscape architecture and design projects


A desk that turns into a quiet study space and a container that allows people to grow mushrooms at home are included on Dezeen’s latest school show by the University of New South Wales.

Also included is a project that explores the benefits of marine habitats and agriculture, and another that examines the regeneration of the western part of Sydney Bays.

The school: University of New South Wales
Course: Landscape architecture, industrial design and computer design

School statement:

“At the School of Built Environment, we are shaping the cities of the future – resilient, sustainable, connected, healthy, smart, liveable and inclusive cities.

“We focus on the challenges of cities at all scales, from industrial design products, to architectural design of buildings and landscapes, to urban and regional policy and planning.

“Our teaching and research respond to the changing needs of the professions while anticipating future challenges facing society.

“We develop competent and creative graduates, with a conscience, who can engage, adapt and positively design our future cities for the benefit of all, with the planet in mind. “

Butterfly Knot: Connecting Human and Non-Human Ecologies by Yee To Ng

“Butterfly Knot is a project that explores the regeneration of the western part of Sydney Bays in a post-industrial landscape that blurs transit-oriented development with ecological and urban growth.

“Rather than positioning transport as an“ other ”to ecology, he studies the opportunities for“ floating ”between the two programs.

“The image represents a programmed hybrid space with a functional harbor, a butterfly pollination zone and a pedestrian zone.

“How can we, as landscape architects and agents of change, test ideas to conceive of the urban realm as a space of equality both human and non-human? “

Raised: Yee to Ng
Course: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Tutors: Patrick Franklyn and Mike Harris
E-mail: toto9829[at]

A visualization of a dynamic green space

Lusty Street Reserve, priority corridor of the Bardwell Valley Parklands green network by Zhiyuan Wu

“This project shows the important intersection of a ‘natural green corridor’ with a newly created center of urban vitality.

“A dynamic urban green space, integrated into a comprehensive system of green corridors, serves as an important connection point for the region’s walking and cycling network.

“It is full of popular recreational opportunities to improve the quality of life and well-being of the community.”

Raised: Zhiyuan Wu
Master in Landscape Architecture
Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard and Lee Roberts

A visualization of Turrella Station North Park, Bardwell Valley Parklands Green Grid Priority Corridor by Yudi Li

Turrella Station North Park, Bardwell Valley Parklands Green Grid Priority Corridor by Yudi Li

“The site is surrounded by light industrial and commercial buildings adjacent to Wolli Creek and Turrella North Station.

“Flooding is one of the main issues in this area of ​​the Bardwell Valley Parklands Green Corridor.

“The design is about improving connections, protecting and enhancing the environment. It also aims to conserve culture and heritage and to provide leisure and recreation facilities.

“Turrella Station North creates a vibrant recreational community for surrounding and future residents. At the same time, this riparian area mitigates flooding caused by future sea level rise.

Raised: Yudi Li
Masters in Landscape Architecture
Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard and Lee Roberts
E-mail: udi.paysagearchitect[at]

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Expanse robotic office furniture by Anthony Franco

“In small offices, space and privacy are essential.

“Open plan office designs offer better support for collaborative tasks at the expense of focused, private individual work.

“Expanse allows users to choose when they want to work collaboratively or privately by allowing a small office space to transform into a private enclosure if needed.

“When Expanse is open, it not only provides visual and aural privacy, but also acts as a social barrier as it visually communicates that a person is doing targeted work, creating a culture of respect for individuals’ privacy needs. “

Raised: Antoine Franco
Bachelor of Industrial Design
Andrew Simpson, Gonzalo Portas, Christian Tietz, Belinda Dunstan and Oya Demirbilek
E-mail: avfranco98[at]

A photographer from Mycelia Houses: Mushrooms Within the Home by Caitlin Duffus

Mycelia Houses: Mushrooms in the House by Caitlin Duffus

“Mycelia House is a functional, beautiful and simple container that showcases the beauty of mushrooms and supports their growth in the house.

“It aims to reconnect us with our innate nature – our human nature, through the display, care and nourishment of mushrooms as a living entity and as a source of food.

“As we have evolved to live in urban areas and are currently experiencing the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a disconnect and we yearn for a deeper relationship with ourselves, the natural world and our daily routine.

“We are looking for products that we can connect with and bond emotionally. With emerging trends in localizing food production and DIY alternatives, as well as a love for houseplants, the concept of homes from mycelium has manifested itself. “

Raised: Caitlin duffus
Bachelor of Industrial Design
Oya Demirbilek, Rina Bernabei, Gonzalo Portas and Andrew Simpson

A Lever Weeder Photograph is a specialized weed management solution

Lever weeder: bush regeneration tool by Sabrina Piro

“Lever Weeder is a specialized weed management solution for the manual removal of crown grasses.

“Designed for use by bush regenerators, this solution addresses the specialized needs of targeted application and robust functionality that are lacking in broad-spectrum equipment and household weeders currently in use.

“It provides a simple leverage-based solution that removes crown grasses with reduced pressure on the body, minimizes disturbance to surrounding land, and eliminates the use of herbicides.

“The product facilitates use by a wide variety of individuals, including the large number of landowners and volunteers who do not have herbicide certifications.”

Raised: Sabrina piro
Bachelor of Industrial Design
Gonzalo Portas and Andrew Simpson
[email protected]

Ubiquitous Cities by Anthony Franco

The Computer Design course introduces and critiques the discourses, policies and case examples of digital, ubiquitous and intelligent regional and global thinking and initiatives.

“This knowledge further fuels an exploration of the application of computational thinking and methods to urban and spatial analysis, and the creation of design projects that adopt the principles of physical computing, interaction design and human-machine interaction. This is demonstrated in the Ubiquitous Cities project. “

Raised: Antoine Franco
Computer design
Nicole gardner

UrbanAI by several students

“Urban heat islands in cities are a global problem but a major concern for West Sydney.

“Here, the students worked to translate the phenomena of solar radiation and to visualize the effect of different surface materials on air temperature.

“The students used voxelization to visualize how the air temperature changes and modifies over the course of a day depending on the surface temperature.”

Students: Many
Computer design
Daniel Yu and Mr. Hank Haeusler

Kelp! I’m drowning from Shirelle AltonaA visualization of a city with elements of aquaculture all over it
Kelp! I’m drowning from Shirelle Altona

“Kelp! I’m drowning ! challenges the conception of aquaculture in the public domain.

“Can aquaculture offer resilience in urban construction to sea level rise?” What if the site’s boundaries became opportunities for regeneration? How can toxic soils and water regenerate intertidal habitats?

“If marine habitats and marine agriculture intersect with the public realm, can they provide food, ecology, waste management, joy and beauty?

“From city scale to seaweed scale, this project not only offers possibilities deeply linked to the site, but also whets the appetite for hope.”

Raised: Shirelle Altona
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Patrick Franklyn and Mike Harris
E-mail: shirellealt[at]

CoDe Graduation Project by Garry Zhang

“In partnership with industry partner HDR Sydney, the graduation project investigated the development of a Transit Focused Development Assistance Interface (TODAI).

“Zhang studied and designed a real-time form of urban TOD (Transport Oriented Development) planning that updates based on data and analytical reports on population density, development density, urban mix index. , the index of approval and the possibility of walking.

Zhang was able to develop a prototype of TOD planning support in the Grasshopper environment, implemented methods to think through key metrics important for TOD development, provided a set of tools through simulation, optimization and machine learning to provide rapid design interactions – all to aid decision making. manufacturing process of urban designers. “

Raised: Garry Zhang
Computer design
Nicole Gardner, Ben Doherty, Daniel Yu and Mr. Hank Haeusler

Content of the partnership

This school show is a partnership between Dezeen and the University of New South Wales. Learn more about the content of the Dezeen partnership here.


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