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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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    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.

15 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

2 days 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