Landscape Architecture

Residential and Aged Care

The importance of housing and the landscape

There is a pressing need for housing development in our country which responds to the needs of both a growing multiculturally diverse community and an aging population. It is vitally important for the Australian environment that this new housing landscape is designed and implemented to a very high standard. Utilising the combination of skills offered by the landscape architect to achieve these standards is essential when creating places that people will be proud to call home whether high density inner city or leafy suburb locations.

Why should developers be concerned about landscape quality?

It is a well-established fact that people do not just want a house to live in; they want a home and surroundings to enjoy and know that a good setting will command a premium in the market place. This has been demonstrated in many studies and reports by organisations such as Renewal SA and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

Hemisphere Design works with development companies, local authorities and private individuals to provide homes with a sustainable, enjoyable context, which adds value to property and helps to create desirable places to live.

Southern Cross Care, Mt Carmel, Torrensville, SA

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‘The Gums’, Salisbury, SA

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‘The Heights’, Durack, NT

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Southern Cross Care, Mt Carmel, Torrensville, SA

Public Spaces and Places

We believe that the best public spaces and places are a synthesis of both landscape and urban design, where the use of hard materials such as paving, furniture and structures and lighting, matched with soft landscape features such as trees, plants and water combine to create valued ‘places’.

Why Landscape and Urban Design?

Visionary developers and planners know that landscape and urban design are not just aesthetic ‘bolt-ons’ to built development. The fusion of both is the critical factor in creating liveable spaces for functioning communities to live, work and play. They provide context and setting to development and determine both the first experience, and the long-term use of the critical space around our towns, work places and homes.

Outdoor meeting places

Planners, politicians and society are increasingly recognising that sense of community and social cohesion, and importantly ‘place attachment’, do not take place in the living room or the back garden, but in the outdoor public spaces which are the meeting rooms of our society.

All the more important then that they should be well designed, not as an afterthought, but as an integral and vital part of any development or regeneration project.

Why Hemisphere Design?

As a practice with Registered Landscape Architect, with qualifications in Placemaking and Place Management, we pride ourselves on our holistic understanding of various physical elements and design principles, and the ways in which they combine to make successful external spaces.

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Berri Riverfront, Berri, SA, 2018

Jimmy Melrose Park, South Esplanade, Glenelg, SA

Jimmy Melrose Park, South Esplanade, Glenelg, SA

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River Torrens Footbridge, Bonython Park, Adelaide, SA

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Berri Riverfront, Berri, SA

Environmental

Securing the sustainability of our local environment is one of the greatest societal challenges we face. Our custodianship of the ‘natural’ and cultural landscape continues to place increasing demands on how, as public realm designers, we align the often conflicted needs of the community, our natural resources and indigenous flora and fauna.

Landscape architects are ideally placed to respond to these increasingly significant demands, recognising that design outcomes need to balance societal expectations with commercial pragmatism.

Why Hemisphere Design?

As a practice with a Registered Landscape Architect, with qualifications in Placemaking and Place Management we pride ourselves on our holistic understanding of various physical elements and design principles, and the ways in which they combine to make successful sustainable landscapes. Our award winning work with the Kaurna community is a testimony to how we curate cultural landscapes which are of meaning and significance to the indigenous population of South Australia.

Adelaide Parklands Creek Rehabilitation Lindley South Australia

Adelaide Parklands Creek Rehabilitation, Adelaide, SA

Port Adelaide Enfield Cultural Study, Port Adelaide, SA

Port Adelaide Enfield Cultural Study, Port Adelaide, SA

Hemisphere Design (AUST) Pty Ltd

PO Box 854, Mitcham Centre,
TORRENS PARK, SA 5062

Stuart Heseltine RLA

Principal

Su Sien Wong

Landscape Architect

Feel free to contact us

E. stuart@hemispheredesign.com.au
E. susien@hemispheredesign.com.au
P. +61 8 8277 7640
M. +61 410 604 349