Author: Anna

Appearing to have stepped straight out of a Shaun Tan book is the whimsical attraction, Les Machines. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude=""] Click to view larger images The old shipping yards on the Ile de Nantes have been converted into a large play and green space. The ship building sheds...

Always on the search for examples of great streets and Paris did not disappoint. Each one with it's own character and identity. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="597"] Click to view larger images There was a lot of granite paving, but we also saw many beautiful streets with asphalt footpaths and...

It was a splendid autumn Sunday. Perhaps it was the thought of the impending cold winter or La Fête des Jardins (a festival celebrating local parks), but it seemed like the whole of Paris had come out to play. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="597"] Click to view larger...

Place Lab has started implementing some of the quick wins identified in the highly successful Curtin University Place Activation Plan. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="597"] Click to view larger images While our colleagues at Place Match have been arranging food vans (Parkd), buskers and giant inflatable couches to excite the...

We have reached the concept design milestone on the MainStreet project at Curtin University. Here is a sneak peak of the design.   [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="597"] Click to view larger images It has been a long and collaborative process with our colleagues at  NSProjects, Pitchard Francis and ETC to...

Our first project is now complete!   [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="823"] Click to view larger images Mike and his family took a weekend visit to Yanchep Golf Estate to inspect the construction of Place Lab's first project. Mike had used various 3D tools to assist in the design and documentation...

Over many years the PLACE Laboratory team have been involved in the ongoing redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre – an important tertiary health campus for Perth, Western Australia.   [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="597"] Click to view larger images PLACE Laboratory has been tasked with reviewing the health...

Renowned Perth Landscape Architect Professor Richard Weller is heading to University of Pennsylvania School of Design.  

Following our highly acclaimed place making strategies at the Perth Cultural Centre with Fred Kent and Kathy Madden from Project for Public Spaces, we are excited about another wonderful project just completed for Curtin University. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="361"] Click to view larger images With our friends and colleagues from...

On a recent trip to Sydney I was lucky enough to visit and play at the new playground at the Darling Quarter in Darling Harbour. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="398"] Click to view larger images Probably one of the most popular playground built in Australia recently, the 4000 sqm new...

The redeveloped laneway is now an icon of ‘cool’ in contemporary culture. Read our observations of some interesting art installations that enliven the dreary lane. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="398"] Click to view larger images Despite previously negative connotations of the term ‘laneway’ in many post-industrial cities – perhaps dark,...

Finally we are awakening to the idea that public spaces are for people and are really important places for community well being and identity and not just a remnant of poor architectural space planning. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="293"] Click to view larger images It hardly seems probable that this...

Our website is a window into PLACE Laboratory. Be informed, entertained and most importantly get to know us. [caption id="attachment_158" align="alignnone" width="597" caption="PLACE Laboratory - we adopt unique approaches to all our projects"][/caption] Apart from all the standard features: About > our philosophy and who we are Contact >...