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    Philip Thalis LFRAIA

    Philip Thalis has been made a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, in recognition of his significant contribution to the profession through practice engagement with the Institute, public service and his extensive involvement with architectural education.

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    Sydney Architecture Festival

    Philip Thalis recently gave a talk at the Architect’s Bookshop, as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival, dedicated to the issue of Affordable Housing. The talk detailed the history of affordable housing projects in Sydney, including the important work of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust in Millers Point – making the point that the public sector has been a leader in excellent affordable housing throughout our city’s history – and should reprise that role.

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    Habitus House of the Year 2018

    We are delighted that the Horizon House has been featured in a special Issue #41 of Habitus Magazine as one of 20 houses shortlisted for the inaugural House of the Year. The award will be announced in November, but in the interim, you can see the shortlisted projects in the issue or vote for your favourite online

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    Hill Thalis - on the move

    Hill Thalis is relocating. From Monday 9th July, we will be on Level 4 of Ballarat House, instead of Level 5. We will have constant email and phone connection during the move – and there will be no interruption to our project work. We look forward to welcoming you to our new space very soon.

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    Escarpment Boardwalk funded

    The Parramatta Escarpment Boardwalk has received funding in the recent State budget. Mayor of Parramatta, Councillor Andrew Wilson said, “This project will make it possible to walk or cycle off-road for almost 20km on a high quality path between Parramatta Park and Sydney Olympic Park via Parramatta CBD and the Western Sydney University (WSU) campus in Rydalmere.” Read more about the funding announcement here

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    Cloud Gate installation

    The Thomas Street Cloud Gate – a collaboration with artist Lindy Lee, and Jane Irwin Landscape Architects is being installed just in time for Lunar New Year Celebrations in Thomas and Hay Street. The discs have been lifted into place – and we are very excited to finally see the play of light reflecting through the punched openings in the suspended discs. This is the final piece of the Thomas and Hay Street works

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#sydneyterracehouses Micro row of tall but tiny terraces in Terry St Surry Hills, within 100m of Central Station. Cadastre says 2.9-3.1m wide and just 35-38m2 lot area! Can you spot top corner of nearby Dental Hospital, last photo? #surryhills #terrystreetsurryhills #tinyterraces #smallandtall #tinylots #subdivision #terracehouses #baldfrontterraces #minimalhousing #urbanhousing #sydneyterraces #sydneyarchitecture @cityofsydney #sydneydentalhospital #publicsydney

1 day ago

The re-launch of Hyde Park Barracks, with #jonathanjames extraordinary art work on the ground plane of HPB’s courtyard. A must see - the artwork cites both the convict insignia & the emu’s footprint - it will be ephemeral like time past. Bravo @sydlivmus #artnabout #hydeparkbarracks #queensquare #francisgreenway #convictsydney #convictinsignia #emufootprint #unescoworldheritage #publicspace #publicart #publicplace #publicsydney

2 days ago

Small is beautiful! Inside our completed Wedge Studios opposite Dulwich Hill Station; most between 23-28m2, all with abundant light & ventilation, polished concrete ceilings, kitchens to the street, inset balconies, sliding sunshade screens & much more @hillthalisaup team @aaronj_murray @jonathon__james @adriankmchan, with thanks to #australex Photo @theguthrieproject #wedgestudios #studioapartments #dulwichhill #polishedconcreteceilings #slidingscreen #kitchen #insetbalcony #urbanhousing #compactapartment #existenceminimum #sydneyapartments #architectureofhousing #architecture @innerwestcouncil

3 days ago

Urban Architecture; Angled brick piers on the rear facade to Hands Lane of the striking Edwards & Co warehouse, located in the tight knot of tangled streets in Surry Hills. Masterful resolution of both the urban and constructional geometry. #edwards&co #surryhills #handslane #warehouse #urbangeometry #angledbricks #angledpiers #column #engagedcolumn #construction #brickwork #grittyurbanism #sydneyarchitecture #architecture @cityofsydney

4 days ago

Detail of the facade of the landmark former ACI House on William St in Sydney, home of Australian Consolidated Industries, makers of glass products. Surviving blood-red mosaic tile details, with new glass blocks replacing the originals in otherwise unsympathetic renovation in 1990’s. Building built as showcase & showroom for their glass products. Designed #stephensonturner architects with #arthurbaldwinson in 1937-8 #williamstreet #acibuilding #streetcorner #mosaictiles #tiledfacade #glassfacade #glassblocks #cornice #roofterrace #streetwall #sydneyarchitecture #architecture

5 days ago

Our recently completed Commercial Building alterations & additions on street corner in Foveaux St Surry Hills. Existing lower 3 floors opened up, shops inserted to activate street, 2 additional floors added, demarcated by projecting concrete cornices. @hillthalisaup team; @guckmal, @waterloverswim Photo; @rosscorr #surryhills #foveauxstreet #creativeadaptation #alterationsandadditions #urbanarchitecture #sydneyarchitecture #architecture