We were so saddened for our amazing client when she had to stop the works on the Horizon House – but it may be about to find a new owner to complete it. See the dramatic drone footage of the property shot by Goldeneye media www.pebblecovefarm.com.au

We’ve recently uploaded some information on two exciting projects that we currently have under construction. The dramatic urban form of the Arc Apartments is starting to appear in its scaffolded shroud along the sweep of Old South Head Road. The earthwork and platform work of the Centennial Park Bicycle Hub are also underway, with a lighter weight steel structure to follow shortly.

Hill Thalis + Clare Design have won the Yeerongpilly Green project in Brisbane with Consolidated Properties. Clare Design + Hill Thalis worked together to master plan a contemporary and diversified built environment, with a confident architectural character based on urban condition, amenity and environmental performance. Our intention is to create an appropriate urban scale through a diverse range of solutions – in type, scale, form and material that are unified by a consistent response to the site and its sub tropical context. The announcement has been covered in the Australian Financial Review, The Age, and the Courier Mail

We’re very honoured to have been involved in the Master Planning of the Narara Ecovillage with a group of fantastic people who are working hard to make a beautiful and sustainable new community on the grounds of the old Gosford Horticultural Institute.

The Lennox Bridge Portals involves the adaptive reuse of a State Listed Heritage item that crosses the Parramatta River and its increasingly active foreshore. The project has been on site for 18 months and is due for completion in May 2015.

Congratulations to Stephen Edwards Constructions who recently won the Excellence in Construction Award for Public Buildings between $5m – $10m, from the NSW Master Builder’s Association for the Lemur Forest Adventure at Taronga Zoo.

Our works with Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture on Constitution Avenue are progressing with the completion of the northern verge at Campbell, Section 5. The works include the laying of finely cut blue-stone kerb, variegated pavement and advanced oaks.

Studios 54 are due for completion in December, while the Burwood apartments have also just commenced on site.

Meanwhile, we are getting moving on cycling and rowing projects – with the Centennial Park South West Bicycle Hub and Sydney University Boatshed projects commencing documentation.

Stay tuned for more details in coming months.

The Lemur Forest Adventure received a Commendation for steel architecture at the recent NSW Chapter Architecture Awards.

Public Sydney has been awarded the 2014 National Trust Award for Education, Interpretation Government. We acknowledge the generous assistance that Sydney Living Museums, UNSW Built Environment, City of Sydney and the Government Architect’s Office gave to this publication.

We also thank again, Aaron Murray, Adrian Chan, Kristina Hay, Benjamin Driver and Matthew Oh from Hill Thalis; Nicole Larkin from Tzannes Associates; David Drinkwater, and past students of UTS and UNSW, without whom the publication would not have been possible.

Public Sydney: Drawing the City is in its second edition and can be purchased from Sydney Living Museums

We have been working with Cameron Bruhn and Alexa Kempton of Architecture Australia to guest edit a forthcoming issue on Urban Housing. The issue features a diverse range of projects from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Singapore and New Zealand. The issue is compiled in an atlas format, with comparative data and drawings supplementing images of the projects. Essays from Rob Stent, Lindsay and Kerry Clare, Frank Stanisic and Peter Myers reflect upon the nature of urban housing in historical, planning, economic and architectural terms. The issue will be launched in Melbourne on 29th April, and in Sydney on 1st May.

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