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    Newcastle Architecture Medal

    Verve Residences by CKDS Architecture with Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects won the prestigious Newcastle Architecture Medal, along with the award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Multiple Housing) and a commendation for Sustainable Architecture. The jury observed that the project “sets a new standard of urban architecture in Newcastle, an exemplar combining public benefits, activation and leading residential design.”

    2020 Newcastle Architecture Awards

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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

14 hours ago

#booksonsydney Thought would start a new series looking at books written about Sydney. Like all major cities, many many to choose from, will focus on the good ones! For starters; Sydney’s Aboriginal Past; Investigating the Archaeological & Historical Records surely the definitive book on this topic, tracing what is known about 60 000years of inhabitation of the Sydney area. #UNSWPress 2002 The Birth of Sydney, Tim Flannery. Obviously starts with permanent European occupation of Gadigal land Racey introduction by Flannery, followed by collection of 80 contemporary accounts by 1st Fleeters + Cook Text Publishing Co 1999 To follow more, see Twitter @PhilipThalis #sydney #sydneybooks #booksaboutacity #urbanhistory #urbanculture #sydneystory

1 day ago

The monumental entry portal, #Verve Apartments in Newcastle. At the fulcrum where the linear street wall meets the vertical tower. Boarded concrete with inset hand made tiles & flush glazing @hillthalisaup with @CKDS, @bloc_aus, #windhamking, @anchorceramics, @hay_nina @aaronj_murray, @nflatman @brucerowestudio Photo; @brettboardmanphotography @citynewcastle.au #newcastleaustralia #apartmententry #artwork #publicart #portal #monumentalentry #bespoketiles #handmadeceramics #boardedconcrete #flushglazing #bandedtiling #insettiles #australianarchitecture #architectureofhousing #architecture

2 days ago

#Timetravel Red walls, red gates, red columns #forbiddencity #beijing Oct 2017 #china #redwalls #redcolumns #redgates #imperialarchitecture #royalpalace #chinesearchitecture #architecturalscale #architecturaldetail #architecture

3 days ago

#gemini by #harrysiedler in Potts Point. Built in 2 stages, with the first building comprising studio apartments & the later one 1 bedroom plans. Rooftop bridge link added to share access to the rooftop pool. Images 1-4 West face towards the city skyline today Images 5-9 as published at the time in the fabulous Living & Partly Living book, showing first stage (virtually all other buildings have changed!) Fab promo shots of all the things the modern single girl can get up to living in her city pad!! #sydneyapartmentbuildings #geminiapartments #harryseidlerarchitecture #harryseidlerandassociates #pottspoint #studioapartments #urbanliving #compactliving #moderninteriors #twinapartments #architectureofhousing #urbanhousing #sydneyarchitecture #architecture

5 days ago

Form, material & detail; Our new Bondi Junction apartments now almost complete (design with @mcgregorwestlake) Slim line, exo concrete frame, lightweight infill, external louvres on east & west facades Thanks to project team @brett_sperling @guckmal @stargateproperty #sydneyapartmentbuildings #sydneyarchitecture #bondijunction #bondijunctionapartments #concreteframe #offformconcrete #lightweightinfillpanels #verticallouvres #aluminiumlouvres #adjustablelouvres #colouredglass #colouredglasslouvres #architecturalform #architecturaldetail #facade #architectureofhousing #architecture

6 days ago

Time travel; Paradigm of the modern Architecture School. Master class by Alvaro Siza in Porto; beautiful scale, inside/outside spaces, calibrated terraces & changes of level, brimming with social & collegiate life, fascinating construction, flexible but personalised. Even has its own bookshop-full of students! Timeless Oct 2018 #Porto #architectureschool #portoarchitectureschool #timelessarchitecture #pavillions #section #terraces #socialspaces #alvarosizavieira #alvarosiza #alvarosizaarchitecture #architecture