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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

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St Michael’s of the Archangel Chapel, Rookwood Cemetery. Beautiful siting, form & scale, a point of reference in this remarkable Necropolis #rookwoodcemetery #rookwood #necropolis #stmichaelsofthearchangel #stmichaelschapel #chapel #cemetery #graves #cityofthedead #lidcombe #sydneycemeteries #sydneylandscape #sydneyarchitecture

2 days ago

Well took a lot more than a few Starry Nights to finish this 1 500 piece puzzle! So much swirling blue. Thank you Vincent. #Jigsaw #jigsawpuzzle #thestarrynight #vincentvangogh #homework #homeisolation #blueperiod

3 days ago

In beautiful sunlight, our new Bondi Junction apartments now revealed from under scaffolding (design with @mcgregorwestlake) Slim line, exo concrete frame, lightweight infill, external louvres on east & west facades, graded coloured glass louvres in open lobbies Thanks to project team @brett_sperling @guckmal #sydneyapartmentbuildings #sydneyarchitecture #bondijunction #bondijunctionapartments #concreteframe #offformconcrete #lightweightinfillpanels #verticallouvres #aluminiumlouvres #adjustablelouvres #colouredglass #colouredglasslouvres #architecturalform #architecturaldetail #facade #architectureofhousing #architecture

4 days ago

Oxford street icon; Zink & Sons tailors - great Art Deco store c1938, still trading, still intact @cityofsydney #Zinc&sons #gazink&sons #shop #Artdeco #shopentry #inlaidlettering #pavementlights #originalshopfront #shopsignage #oxfordstreetsydney #sydneyarchitecture

5 days ago

Black bluff front at the House of Used Tyres. Brick front, fibro body, at back of Guildford. #blackfront #houseoftyres #unarchitectural #brut #blackbrick #fibro #tyres

6 days ago

Triangular site = wedge plan. Our Studio Apartments opposite Dulwich Hill Station, at the pointy end of the site. Long Studio, with extensive perimeter facing north; kitchen to the street & solid spandrel give protection to small space, while facade geometry allows range of windows & doors for light, air & outlook. Project team; @aaronj_murray @jonathon__james @adriankmchan #australex Photo; @theguthrieproject #studioapartments #urbanhousing #interior #compactplan #compactinterior #interiorfacade #facadedesign #senseofspace #environmentaldesign #light&air #sydneyarchitecture #architectureofhousing #marrickville #dulwichhill @innerwestcouncil