#horizonhouse #hillthalis

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    Foreground

    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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    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

9 hours ago

Hello bedrock! Old sandstone public toilet at Neilson Park, with welcoming projecting bedrock spur built into the entry. #sydneysandstone #bedrock #sandstone #toiletblock #sandstoneledge #neilsenpark #sydneyharbournationalpark #sydney #publicproject #publicsydney

1 day ago

Sneak peak at the embedded rooftop courtyard at our Surry Hills office building alterations & additions. Just visible from the street between the external louvres on the west facade, the rectangular room is framed in concrete, with a retractable roof. Peak through the louvres to Centrepoint & city skyline #surryhills #foveauxstreet #officebuilding #commercialpremises #alterations&additions #creativeadaptation #recycledbuilding #roofterrace #externallouvres #framedsky #concretewalls

2 days ago

New Amenities Building above Mahon Pool in Maroubra by @lahznimmoarchitects for @randwickcouncil. Robust assembly of precast concrete, concrete lid & plinth, with fine inset elements such as #aluminum #louvres, #terrazzo #amenitiesbuilding #siting #robustmaterials #precastconcrete #concreteplinth #concreteroof #sydneyarchitecture #publicarchitecture #publicsydney #oceanpools #sydneyrockpools

3 days ago

#sydneysemis The unusually fine ‘Edith Villas’ 1877 on Glebe Point Road in Glebe’s Toxteth Estate. Embued with the architectural character of an individual villa, yet actually an attached pair, with extensive facing rear wings #glebe #glebepointroad #edithvillas #semiattached #semidetached #toxtethestate #urbanhousing #c19thhousing #cornice #architecturalcharacter @cityofsydney

4 days ago

Our Ballarat House renovations finally completed. Double height void created between new mezzanine & roof terrace, with original timber structure retained & now all visible. Great way to start the year receiving great photos from @theguthrieproject. With thanks to all on the team; @brett_sperling @mad.e.rowe @jonathon__james @moniquecoorey @eamonnmadden @partridge_engineers #beachconstructions #ballarathouse #warehouseconversion #studio5 #exposedstructure #void #creativeadaptation #recycledtimber #battenedscreen #galleryspace #heritage #heritageadaptation

5 days ago

Destruction/construction. Former 6-pack 3 storey walk-up flats on the point above Mackenzies Bay facing Marks Park being ‘deconstructed’ to be go upmarket. Huge crane currently a coastal landmark, roof & external skin peeled off, stepped rear section demolished. @durbachblockjaggers Tamarama House revealed next door #demolition #construction #destruction/construction #deconstruction #crane #ruin #tamarama #mackenziesbay #markspark #kennethstreet #3storeywalkup #flats #conversion @waverleycouncil