We have had the pleasure of working on this site for three years and while our role was completed in mid 2013 the site continues to evolve and change. JILA, together with Jonathan Temple (Architect), David Harris (Australian Bushland Restoration), Danny Smith (Builders) and Bates Landscapes, implemented a design based on minimal site impact. Softworks were undertaken with a program for seed collection and transplanting from site, use of endemic species and reuse of the site topsoil seed banks. Hardworks involved the experimental use of sandstone ‘roughbacks’ as terrace walls and waste stone offcuts for paving, requiring complex choreography on-site.
revegetation through seed collection, propagation and transplanting from site
expanded dam – works to improve and naturalise edge
sandstone ‘roughbacks’ establish 3 terraces down to the pool
hand selected bluestone and granite stoneyard waste forms a patchwork paving between buildings
Photography by JILA