JMLA have a leading role in generating new types of residential landscapes in Australia. Higher density projects have been a focus of the practice with such award winning projects as the Kelvin Grove Village Centre in Brisbane. Innovative neighbourhood layouts have been developed for new places, with a particular focus on ecologically sustainable development. Green walls, rooves and lightweight podium landscapes have been built in inner city projects. Edible urban gardens and re-use of water and waste are integral to our designs.
Australia has an ageing population and households are diversifying. Affordable and communal housing options are in short supply in Australia. Over time, better and more sociable forms of housing will emerge, and we are focused on initiating these collective living places.