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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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    Foreground

    Recent works in Canberra with Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture are the subject of a recent post on Foreground You can see more about our recent Canberra projects including Constitution Avenue ,Linking Canberra to the Lake and Campbell Section 5 on our website.

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    Donald K Turner Address

    On 12th September, Philip delivered the Donald K Turner Address at the University of NSW. The lecture was titled ‘Architectural Culture: From Site to Society’ and looked at a range of projects through the lens of architectural culture – retracing our steps from built project to inception to locate each within our understanding of its broader architectural lineage. The address can be viewed, courtesy of the University of NSW, here

10 hours ago

Fine @unsw student housing by @batessmart, glowing in the evening light. Peter Hall’s Goldstein Hall in the foreground. #studenthousing #campusarchitecture #goldsteinhall #peterhall #brickwork #balconies #architectureofhousing #sydneyarchitecture #architecture

1 day ago

Our compact factory conversion in Surry Hills, located in a narrow street of tiny terrace houses. Courtyard, lightwells & skylights cut in to create a residential environment Thanks to @jnthrelfall #surryhills #creativeadaptation #factory inversion #smalllothousing #urbanhousing #streetwall #daylight #courtyard #toplight #lightwell #architectureofhousing #sydneyarchitecture

2 days ago

#SydneyTerraceHouses Fine, unusual pair of terraces, curiously named Elizabeth Place, in Bourke St Surry Hills (1887). Atypical grandeur, with very high parapet & centrepiece. Inset rather than projecting verandas at booth levels, built to the street alignment @cityofsydney #surryhills #bourkestreetsydney #insetverandahs #streetfront #streetwall #sydneyterraces #elizabethpace #parapet #architectureofhousing #sydneyarchitecture

3 days ago

When you’ve wanted to experience a place for a very long time...and it is even more beautiful than your imaginings... @brian_zulaikha amazing house - extraordinary architect...exquisite painted screens by @janetlaurence #house #architecturaldesign #creativeadaptation #sydneyarchitecture #domesticarchitecture #architecture

4 days ago

Interplay of forms at our #verveapartments in Newcastle (design & documentation with @ckdsarchitecture)- now finished Photo; @brettboardmanphotography Thanks to all involved; @hay_nina @aaronj_murray, @nflatman @anchorceramics @brucerowestudio @bloc_aus @citynewcastle.au #newcastleaustralia #towers #interplayofforms #apartmenttowers #apartmentbalconies #externallouvres #architecturalscale #formsinsunlight #monumentalentry #precastconcrete #australianarchitecture #architectureofhousing #architecture

5 days ago

#SydneyTerraceHouses With 22 in the row, this whole block on east side of Baptist St Redfern is eq 11th longest @cityofsydney. But not so easy to spot, as has alternating pattern of 4 projecting parapeted pairs, interspersed with more usual verandah-ed terraces. The centre terrace has an inscription & bust on its front piece; Kent Terrace 1892. Also shops @ nth end accorded with old tram stop. Rear facade with regular chimneys to lane also fine. #baptiststreet #redfern #eastredfern #sydneyterraces #longestrowofterraces #streetwalll #alternatingpattern #verandahs #pediments #parapets #urbanhousing #sydneyarchitecture #australianarchitecture