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ACOUSTIC LANDSCAPES

ACOUSTIC LANDSCAPES

ACOUSTIC LANDSCAPES

N’arweet Carolyn Brigs AM, Justin Buckley, David Chesworth, Taylor Coyne, Alexis Farr, Laura Harper, Xavier Ho, Ana Lara Heyns, Sonia Leber, Jon McCormack, Marilu Melo Zurita, Oscar Raby

LOCATION
VIC
Rippon Lea Estate, Elstenwick, City of Glen Eira, Melbourne
Boon Wurrung Country

Our tactic, Medium Hybrid-ness yielded sites adjacent to the curfew boundary established by colonists for Meeanjin [Brisbane] to exclude Turrbal and Jagera people after dark that straddled Maiwar [Brisbane River], an explicit urban marker of the treatment of First Nations people. We amplified First Nations presence and assembled a diverse cultural mix for Meeanjin, where compression of time and spatial density register at medium scale.

We accounted for First Nations significance, changes over time, historical evidence, urban form, networks of social space and current use to unlock the potential of the sites and contribution to the city. Speculations were developed against the backdrop of Brisbane’s selection for the 2032 Olympics and pressures associated with rapid development and population increase. The inner city has attracted significant development generating hybrid conditions often involving fragments of remnant infrastructure.

Here we offer the Story Bridge site, that bisects Kangaroo Point, marking one boundary. We speculate on a lively variety of uses in spaces under the bridge and strategic connections between the bridge deck and Turrbal Country below.

INDIGENOUS ELDER
N’Arwee’t Professor Carolyn Briggs
AM


CLIENT
National Trust of Australia – Victoria,
Justin Buckley


FUNDING
Australian Heritage Grant
AHGII000002, Rippon Lea
Endowment Fund, The Drain Man


PROJECT LEAD
Laura Harper


RESEARCH TEAM
N’Arwee’t Professor Carolyn Briggs
AM, Justin Buckley, Taylor Coyne,
Alexis Farr, Laura Harper, Ana Lara
Heyns, Maria de Lourdes Melo Zurita,
Jon McCormack


IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE AND AR
Oscar Raby


SOUND RECORDING AND COMPOSITION
David Chesworth, Sonia Leber, Taylor
Coyne


WEB DESIGN
Xavier Ho


IMAGE CREDIT
Sonia Leber

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YURI INGARNINTHII: DEEP LISTENING

YURI INGARNINTHII: DEEP LISTENING

TRANSCENDING SUPERFICIAL OBSERVATION USING THOUGHTFUL PROCESSING SKILLS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT

LOCATION
SA
Yarta Puulti (‘Sleeping Place’), Estuarine Mangrove River System, Port Adelaide,
South Australia, 34.51S 135.30E
Kaurna Yarta

Our approach to consultation has been more relational than formal. We requested permission to join the Kaurna community to listen and learn about Kaurna Yarta. In exchange, we brought skills and experience in architecture, landscape architecture, and place-making to assist in the coming together of the physical and the cultural topographies shaping the project.

The concept plan for Yitpi Yartapuultiku (the ‘Soul of Port Adelaide’) has been delivered through an extensive co-design process that has involved loosely structured design workshops and lots of ‘yarning’. By adopting a process of deep listening, the project team developed an interactive engagement process that used making and doing to explore the potential place-making opportunities. Using a unique process of physical modeling with kinetic sand, the custodian groups were able to shape the site with their own hands, explore landforms, build mounds, and shape the site’s edges. They tested spatial arrangements, coastal edge profiles, and discussed how cultural practices and narratives should be expressed, overlaid, and embedded into the concept plan.

participate.cityofpae.sa.gov.au/yitpiyartapuultiku

CLIENT
City of Port Adelaide Enfield


CULTURAL DIRECTION
Kaurna Traditional Owners and Custodians


ARCHITECT / PROJECT LEAD
Ashley Halliday Architects


LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
Wax Design


INTERPRETIVE DESIGN /
WAYFINDING
Exhibition Studios


FILM MAKING
Living Stories


PROJECT MANAGER
Moto Projects


CULTURAL DESIGN FACILITATOR
Brave & Curious


DESIGN COLLABORATORS
PT Design, Lucid, RLB, Cirqa,
Wavelength, Golder, Succession,
Ecology, Resonate, Eatscape, D Squared, Buildsurv

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INTEGRATING ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE LEADERSHIP

INTEGRATING ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE LEADERSHIP

INTEGRATING ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE LEADERSHIP

Ashley Halliday Architects, Wax Design, the City of Port Adelaide Enfi eld, Kaurna Traditional Owners
and Yitpi Yartapuultiku Custodian Group

LOCATION
SA
Yarta Puulti (‘Sleeping Place’), Estuarine Mangrove River System, Port Adelaide,
South Australia, 34.51S 135.30E
Kaurna Yarta

Yitpi Yartapuultiku translates as ‘Soul of Port Adelaide’ in Kaurna and is located on Yarta Puulti (‘Sleeping Place’), Estuarine Mangrove River System, Port Adelaide. Yitpi Yartapuultiku is a place for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to be immersed in and learn from Aboriginal culture. Landscape and architecture are sensitively curated under strong cultural direction to create a unique, cohesive, culturally safe place that respects, nurtures, and celebrates Country. Yitpi Yartapuultiku demonstrates what it means to be ‘On Country’ – a process vital to people’s cultural, spiritual, and physical wellbeing.

Architecture, Landscape, Munaintya (Kaurna Dreaming), and ecology are holistically interwoven, designed to spark curiosity, connect people with Nindi (all senses), to the spirit of the place, with each other, and with Country.

The site plan is a powerful planar representation of the deep listening, learning, and knowledge shared by the traditional owners and custodians and is the direct product of a highly participatory integrated design process. The design is infused with deep symbolic purpose and spiritual meaning.

participate.cityofpae.sa.gov.au/yitpiyartapuultiku

CLIENT
City of Port Adelaide Enfield
CULTURAL DIRECTION
Kaurna Traditional Owners and
Custodians


ARCHITECT/PROJECT LEAD
Ashley Halliday Architects


LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
Wax Design


INTERPRETIVE DESIGN/WAYFINDING
Exhibition Studios
FILM MAKING
Living Stories


PROJECT MANAGER
Moto Projects


CULTURAL DESIGN FACILITATOR
Brave & Curious


DESIGN COLLABORATORS
PT Design, Lucid, RLB, Cirqa,
Wavelength, Golder, Succession
Ecology, Resonate, Eatscape, D
Squared, Buildsurv

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TRUTH TELLING

TRUTH TELLING

SURVIVORS AT THE CENTRE OF THE DESIGN PROCESS

Design 5 – Architects with Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation

LOCATION
NSW
Kinchela
Dunghutti

The Kinchela Boys Home project seeks to make legible the devastating and ongoing impact of Stolen Generations policies on the Aboriginal community.

The knowledge holders of this site are the KBH Survivors – the ‘KBH Uncles’. This project is their story and their journey of healing. Too often survivors are placed within the typical processes and hierarchy employed to deliver projects, inherently colonial. They become ‘Stakeholders’ – to be consulted, but not in control.

The ‘KBH Fig Tree’, on the KBH site, was a place where trauma and abuse occurred. Today the Survivors stand at this site and explain that the tree is a living embodiment of their journey. This sense of ownership exists because the Uncles are in control. Just like the powerful roots of this tree that mirror the cantilevering branches above, on a fundamental, structural level, the form of the KBH project is shaped and governed by the Uncles. It moves with them, is guided by them. We as architects must come to see that just like this incredible tree, the Uncles, with the right support, will grow to meet their needs in a way no one could design.

OWNERS
Kempsey Local Aboriginal Land
(KLALC)


CLIENT
Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal
Corporation


DESIGN COLLABORATORS
Design 5 – Architects, Kinchela Boys
Home Survivors & their Families


RESEARCH
Kinchela Boys Home Survivors
(individual and collective memories),
Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal
Corporation archives, National
Archives, State Records (NSW),
Design 5 – Architects.


PHOTOGRAPHER
Peter Solness

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