Journal

Mary Street Piazza’s debut has coincided with the Beaufort Street Festival 2015. Place Lab together with City of Vincent have transformed a stretch of car bays into a place for the community. Already locals are planning to have pop up weekend yoga classes on the lawn...

Our 'temporary now semi-permanent' China Town installation has undergone a makeover. Some easy tricks have been used to disguise wear and tear from the skaters and bike riders and breathe new life into the project. Click to view larger images ...

Local residents streamed down to enjoy the newest park in Yanchep Golf Estate for a day of activities, food and fun. Click to view larger images ...

Construction of Building 410 is underway at Curtin University - the site has been prepared and footings poured for the new teaching facility. Check out the time lapse video of progress so far and PLACE Labs concept design for the landscape plaza. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="597"] Click to view...

With just hours to spare, construction of Albany's revitalised Town Square was completed in time for the Anzac Centennial Commemorations held over the first weekend in November. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="597"] Click to view larger images The new orientation of the Town Square showcases Albany’s historic town hall by opening...

Curtin University’s primary civic and ceremonial space has recently undergone a landscape upgrade that includes the addition of two large seating elements that frame the central open lawn area. [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="597"] Click to view larger images As part of an overall Place Activation Strategy at Curtin, the...

See the similarity between Manhattan - New York and Curtin University and learn how Curtin is transforming itself into an urban centre focussed on educational excellence for the next generation of engaged learners. Click the photograph to view a short video showing the Greater Curtin strategy. Why...

The atmosphere at the Curtin Outdoor Cinema is magical! Another quick win by PLACE Lab from the Curtin Place Activation Plan.

The MRA has recently announced City Square, a new public space linking the City to Northbridge, over the new underground train line. Anna and Lei were members of the core team that conceptualised the ideas for this key city site. Using the place-led approach, ideas were...

In Amsterdam bikes and flowers are everywhere. The Amsterdammers do not miss an opportunity to park a bike (and there are a lot) or plant a plant.
We ventured out of Amsterdam on Sunday to visit a craft market and stumbled across the new residential development, IJburg.

Nantes, the European Green Capital in 2013, has successfully combined the ancient with the old and the contemporary. Here are a few images of an exciting and prosperous city with a strong cultural, social and environmental agenda. Click to view larger images [simplegallery thumbnailalign=bottom exclude="ADD attachment ID...

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...