Bruce Mackenzie A two weeks overview from Chongqing to Shanghai following the Yangtze River Basin. The overview looks at Planning, Architecture and Landscape with an emphasis on planning infrastructure.
Bruce Mackenzie A tour of contemporary architecture, with some reference to older and important past examples. The new projects were stimulating and inspiring and they have been photographed and supplied with reasonable commentary in regard to their significance and importance in a developing world of design. A larger investigation would explore these concepts still further and this may happen. The projects were inspected in London, Manchester, Scotland, Iceland, Norway (Oslo), Denmark and Sweden (Malmo). Included were works of Foster and Partners, Renzo Piano Workshop, Arup Group Limited, Denton Corker Marshal, Zaha Hadid, Basalt Architects and Jørn Utzon amongst many other important designers.
Inspections were made of the past works of the architect Jørn Utzon. Also his outstanding work is acknowledged in Sydney, Australia with his World Heritage triumph, the Opera House finished in 1973 and nominated successfully in the year 2007.
“Sydney Opera House stands by itself as one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind” (International Council Report on Monuments and Sites to the World Heritage Committee).On 28 June 2007 the Sydney Opera House was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List under the World Heritage Convention, placing it alongside the Taj Mahal, the ancient Pyramids of Egypt and the Great Wall of China as one of the most outstanding places on Earth. It is the youngest cultural site to ever be included on the World Heritage List and one of only two cultural sites to be listed during the lifetime of its architect, Jørn Utzon (1918-2008).According to UNESCO, the Sydney Opera House is a great architectural work of the 20th century that brings together multiple strands of creativity and innovation in both architectural form and structural design. Ove Arup's engineering achievements helped make Utzon's vision a reality” (UNESCO).
The design represents an extraordinary interpretation and response to the setting in Sydney Harbour.
Bruce Mackenzie A photo essay of a brief journey around the Italian Coastline with numerous trips to special places.
The photos and brief descriptions are made through the eyes of a landscape architect.
Bruce Mackenzie Barangaroo Reserve, at the northern end of the Barangaroo Precinct, has transformed the one kilometre hardstand apron that was once part of Sydney's industrial harbour into a new, though artificial headland. US-based Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architecture (PWP), in association with Sydney's Johnson Pilton Walker, Architects and Landscape Architects, brought this design exercise together and helped to resolve some of the vastly convergent issues that Barangaroo inspired, both politically and in planning and design terms. In 2005, the NSW state government launched the East Darling Harbour International Urban Design Competition for the transformation of the Barangaroo Precinct. The winner, announced in 2006, was the team comprised of Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, Paul Berkemeier Architect and Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture. The proposal interpreted the site "as a series of urban projects that reunite the city with its harbour, including a collection of strategic urban linkages and the creation of a new finely calibrated and adaptable urban grain. The proposal enshrines the western foreshore as an inalienable public place belonging to the citizens of Sydney." Congratulating Jane Irwin at the time for her part in the winning team, I acknowledged the thrill it must have been to be so identified.
Soon after, the concept of a "headland park" was conceived and later adopted, leading to a great disappointment for the then-winning team. It was promoted by former prime minister Paul Keating, who pursued (somewhat determinedly) the new concept of a headland parkland in the middle of Sydney Harbour.
Bruce Mackenzie A visit made to Kangaroo Island in July 2018 in the company of good friends. The Southern Ocean Lodge was excellent with great staff and fine wine and food. The resort development was well designed and totally in keeping with the excellence of the natural site.
Bruce Mackenzie, Allan Lombard, Danie Coetsee, Tapiwa Njikizana & Raymond Chamboko An invaluable aid to companies and auditors involved in first-time adoption of the new SMEs standard Applying the IFRS for SMEs provides expert insights and explanations of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). This important book includes comprehensive coverage of this recently issued standard aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. Provides essential coverage for application of IFRS-now a necessity in the accounting world Includes Foreword by Paul Pacter, Director of Standards for SMEs, IASB Offers commentary on the theory in the standard, illustrative disclosures, comprehensive illustrative financial statements and comparisons to full IFRS Includes relevant real life worked out examples aimed at SMEs, plus summaries of important points The first book on how to apply the new SMEs standard, Applying the IFRS for SMEs is a must-have book for your small or medium-sized business.
Bruce Mackenzie, Danie Coetsee, Tapiwa Njikizana & Raymond Chamboko A one-stop resource for understanding current International Financial Reporting Standards As the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) makes significant strides in achieving global convergence of accounting standards worldwide, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) become extremely important to the accounting world. Wiley IFRS 2011 provides the necessary tools for understanding the IASB standards and offers practical guidance and expertise on how to use and implement them. Covers the most recent International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and IFRIC interpretations An indispensable guide to IFRS compliance Provides a complete explanation of all IFRS requirements, coupled with copious illustrations of how to apply the rules in complex, real-world situations Written by two well-known international experts on the subject with hands-on experience in applying these standards, this book is an indispensable guide to IFRS compliance.
Hugh Clarke, Bruce Mackenzie & Corinne Merry Common Wild Flowers of Table Mountain has proved to
be a valuable guide for flower-lovers, hikers and mountain
climbers who wish to know more about the flowers they
encounter on their outings. Now expanded to take in the
expansive Silvermine reserve, and generally updated for
the entire area, this new edition will appeal to an even
wider market. It offers
• Flowers grouped according to colour to enable
• Some 260 flowers that can be seen along the way
• Clear photographs and concise, informative text for
• A variety of walking routes that crisscross the
mountain and reserve, plotted on accompanying
For anyone with an interest in identifying the flowers of
the mountain and reserve, this will be an indispensable guide.
Bruce Mackenzie 400 pages, illustrated extensively with revealing photographic images; plus hand drawn and computer generated graphics. Landscape architects, architects, planners, engineers, ecologists or citizens passionate about their landscape habitat…this document will investigate the effect of design with the land and its future prospects in terms of quality and sustainability. This is also a plea for the world's future environment and the likely impacts of climate change. It has taken years to produce and is offered at a cost designed to appeal to students of landscape architecture interested in design that pursues essential ecological practices. In exploring this subject I have identified the projects that clearly identify the remarkable changes that landscape architecture and its many design collaborators can make to improve and make sustainable our world environment. From sites of dereliction to useful civic functions by design.