Awarded Best Playspace under $500,000 at the Parks and Leisure Australia 2021 Awards of Excellence (VIC/TAS) My role: lead designer from concept through to construction. Project scope was to provide an accessible sensory garden and play to engage children with additional needs. The project was designed as extension to the existing playspace and [...]
This morning we woke up in Split. The morning was hectic with the packing and checking out. We had brunch with Z and family at café Bajamonti at Trg Republike (Republic Square). As with most of Split, it’s a place where people can relax, children can run off and play, and [...]
Typical streets of Dubrovnik and Ploce. We stayed in an apartment with an absolutely stunning view of the Old Town and the Adriatic, on the street pictured above, the one with the pink Bougainvillea. It was approximately 200m from the Old Town [...]
A remarkable place and people. Revisiting Sarajevo as an adult has had a profound impact on my views on urban design, pedestrian comfort, and everything related. My childhood memories of Bosnia are carefree, ignorant of risk, on foot, and the actual physical scale of places in my memories is completely off when compared [...]
Plitvice National Park in Croatia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its pristine landscape of cascading lakes. This was my third visit to Plitvice. Croatia and Bosnia had just been through a few days of continuous heavy rainfall, but the day we arrived, in the late afternoon, it began to clear [...]
A project I'm working on has been in the news! It's a public art project. Massive steel origami sculptures of various birds - The Flock, by Jonathan Leahey. The article is an interview with the artist, published on The Age website. To see the rest of it, you have to wait until it's installed.
I’ve been playing with something new to me. Well, database programming isn’t new, and urban design isn’t either. But on this project I’m bringing the two together. It’s mostly investigative, experimenting with relatively new parametric software, trying out new methods. It’s been consuming all my non-work time lately. This is the next step I’ve been [...]
I'm working on a project in Little River. We were driving to site one afternoon when I noticed these dead foxes by the side of the road. We drove past a couple of sets of them before we stopped for me to take a better look, and photos. Apparently they're not that uncommon. Farmers catch [...]