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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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    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

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Last night @thearchitectsbookshop as part of @sydarchfest #MichaelZanardo & #NoniBoyd launched their work on #ArchitectureMapGuide of Affordable Housing in Sydney. Remains such a key topic today, so important people understand that once our Govts were great builders of public housing. Looking forward to talking there tonight on some of the best public housing built in Sydney. #sydneyaffordablehousingchallenge #publichpusing #socialhousing #housingexemplars #millerspoint #woolloomooloo #redfern #surryhills #glebe #waterloo #ultimo #pyrmont

1 day ago

Have always loved stair geometry; only took 18 years to make this one a bit more BCA compliant.... Note fan of winders don’t come to a single point, but offset to make it easier to use. #stairs #house #internalstairs #winders #balustrade #hardwood #stairgeometry #balusters #home #architecture

2 days ago

#SydneyTerraceHouses Eq 6th in @cityofsydney with 28 houses is Morehead St Waterloo (suspect quite a few people reasonably thought this to be longest). Centrepiece names it as #GrosvenorTerrace B&B 1881. Very unusual feature that the fine parapet is continuous, but ground floors get taller at sth end to take up dip in street (cf images 5 & 6-don’t know any other row that does this? Must make internal stairs different too). Also windows different under centrepiece #longestterracerows #urbanhousing #streetwall #moreheadstreet #waterloosydney #parapet #continuousparapet #sydneyterraces #noarticulation #sydneyarchitecture #architectureofhousing @cityofsydney

3 days ago

Beside the Haymarket, @cityofsydney just opened its new 2 storey Public Library within the @kkaa_official #KengoKuma ‘Bird’s Nest’ Building. Library on 2nd & 3rd floors. Circular form wrapped with 20km of timber battens #HaymarketLibrary #sydneychinatown #darlingsquare #birdsnestbuilding #civicbuilding #circularform #publiclibrary #sydneyarchitecture @cityofsydney #publicsydney

4 days ago

Our old #Studio5 now very close to completion. Full volume within roof revealed, all existing timber framing exposed, monumental wall scraped back to reveal successive layers of paint, new mezzanine & highlights bring light into the centre of the Plan With thanks to @brett_sperling @mad.e.rowe @jonathon__james @moniquecoorey #beachconstructions @eamonnmadden @partridge_engineers #studioconversion #warehouseconversion #creativeadaptation #timberstructure #timberfloor #archedwindow

5 days ago

#SydneyTerraceHouses 7th largest group in @cityofsydney with 27 in total, comprising 3 ranges of 9 houses, separated only by 1m alleyways. Here terraces actually set on a terrace. Very unusual character, with shared verandas over elevated walkways on otherwise bald faced houses in Hackett St Ultimo. But As it happens eq 6th largest group in Bulwarra Rd with 28 in total, is located directly behind 7th longest group-Hackett St (see city model photo & 1949 aerial) Here terraces conventional, with 2 storey verandas, parapets Doesn’t look like they were built together, unlike perhaps Iris St/Greens Rd interlocking groups #sydneyterraces #ultimo #hackettstreet #bulwarraroad #continuousrows #urbanhousing #spechousing #streetwall #plinth #brickbase #verandas #sydneyarchitecture #architectureofhousing #architecture