• Tiny wetland

    GLAS’ tiny wetland is one of our office research projects. Here we converted our street planter into a tiny wetland where we tested plants and soil substrates to maximise the biodiversity of this small plot. AILA 2020 Award Winner.

  • Valley Creek Restoration

    GLAS has designed the landscape to accompany the new 250 bed student accomodation for Monash University’s Peninsula campus. The design includes a restored creek as a the centre piece of the social landscape.

  • Materials research

    Glas teaches Materials and Technology at the Melbourne School of Design at Melbourne University. The subject explores the adaption of existing materials using computer aided prototyping to conceive, fabricate and test new materials that promote ecological systems in urban environments.

  • Wootten Road Reserve Grassland Play Space

    Glas designed a new 3 Hectare ‘community habitat’ for the suburb of Tarneit. Based around the ecology and history of the site, the design proposes a juxtaposition of immersive natural and cultural experiences inspired by the local basalt grassland ecology and the settlers homestead remnants. The project will provide a community recreation hub including high quality play and interpretation space. The design proposes a sequence of play equipment that follows pathways through a series of landscapes relating the stories of the past and future through immersive spaces defined by habitats, plants and materials of the different eras. The project deliberately seeks to juxtapose active recreation with natural ecology and historic interpretation with fun play to provide insights into the local heritage and stimulate the establishment of a heart within the new community.


  • Carlton Connect

    Glas has developed a collection of ‘pocket’ landscape experiences to compliment Melbourne University’s new collaboration and co-production hub. Transforming the small external spaces surrounding the building, Glas has created intense natural moments to provide moments of calm. The gardens include ‘the wave wall’ along Swanston street, the gallery terrace on Grattan Street and the Forest garden. The project includes sustainable initiatives including, recycled materials, water sensitive plant choices, biodiverse spaces and the creation of suitable external microclimates and façade shading.

     

     

     

     

  • Merri Common Masterplan

    Merri Common, Open Space, City of Darebin

    For Merri Stationeers Community Group, 2011 ongoing

    Glas Landscape Architecture prepared a concept design and staged masterplan for the community led landscape improvement works for the local park at Merri Station. Stakeholders include VicTrack, City of Darebin, Metro trains. Glas’ masterplan suggests 11 individual character zones based on the existing site and needs of the local users. These character precincts have been divided into individual projects, allowing the staged approach to funding applications and gradual implementation by volunteer labour. Two projects have been completed so far with a third project having received funding and in detailed design.

  • Biodiversity Strategy for Maribyrnong Defence Site

    Biodiversity strategy, Maribyrnong Defence site masterplan, Maribyrnong, VIC

    For Places Victoria, 2011 – 2012

    Glas Landscape Architecture led the development of a biodiversity plan to integrate the existing ecology to develop new habitats within the future masterplan. The proposal enables a balanced co-existence of humans and nature within a densely packed program, which will provide a strong place character and embraces the natural qualities of the site whilst providing amenity and infrastructure advantages though enhanced green infrastructure.