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    Canberra Medallion

    We are delighted to announce that Constitution Avenue has been awarded the John Overall Prize for Urban Design and the Canberra Medallion at the recent ACT Institute of Architects Awards. The project was a collaboration involving the National Capital Authority, Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture, Hill Thalis, SMEC and AECOM. The jury citation notes that, ‘ the character of the avenue is responsive to its location and varies in scale from civic to boulevard, bushland to ceremonial effortlessly.’ It describes the project an exemplar of how to plan, design and deliver public domain works.

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    Narara Eco Village Update

    Congratulations to the Narara Ecovillage, who four and a half years after making an offer for the land:

    • Are now 2/3 of the way through the civil works for stage 1
    • Were recently awarded an ARENA grant of nearly $1m toward a ‘smart grid’ for their electric network
    • Have membership now, of over 80 families and 160 adults and children

    See latest photographs of the civil works here.

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    Verve Apartments, Newcastle

    Our major new twin apartment tower scheme, designed in association with CKDS Architects, for Windham King has just been lodged in Newcastle. Look for details on our website shortly.

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    Book Launch

    We’re delighted to be the subject of the second volume of URO media’s Minimono Series.

    The book features a foreword from AIA Gold Medallist Lawrence Nield, an essay co-authored by architects David Neustein and Michael Neustein and an interview between Philip Thalis, Rachel Neeson and Richard Francis-Jones.

    Books are available for purchase online from Uro Publications

  • Congratulations to our Urban Provocateur!

    We’re delighted to see Benjamin Driver awarded in the DARCH awards for his passionate commitment to urban issues.

  • 2016

    Late 2015 saw the completion of projects in Strathfield and Burwood – middle ring housing sites with transitional urban conditions.

    We begin 2016 with works on Campbell Section5 reaching a conclusion and works on Constitution Avenue continuing. Builders have been appointed for the Sydney University Boatshed We have a number of Development Applications on small, challenging inner urban sites in various Councils, and we are working on a range of family houses, due to begin construction in the next few months.

    We hope to progress works on an adaptive reuse project in the beautiful Beynon and Hayward building Petersham, and see the commencement of the Parramatta Escarpment Boardwalk towards the latter part of this year.

11 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 #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