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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.

  • Studios 54 wins National Multiple Housing Award

    We are pleased to announce that Studios 54 has won a national award for Multiple Housing from the Australian Institute of Architects. The jury citation says -

    ‘The framed element that signifies the lift core and the thickened wall of services has its internal panel tiled with glazed ceramic tiles. We could be in Naples, not Sydney. But this is the point. Studios 54 is a project that announces the larger and necessary project of consolidating the Australian city.’

    We thank the jury for their generous citation, and our clients and all of the consultants, subcontractors and tradespeople who have been involved in the project.

  • Lennox Bridge archaeological dig

    A new website has been launched by Parramatta City Council showing the findings of the archaeological dig at the Lennox Bridge Portals site in Parramatta. The website will be updated with other drawings and video footage as the research component of the project is completed. Lennox Bridge website We urge you to take the time to look at the extraordinary discoveries that have been made during the archaeological dig.

  • Aaron Bolot Award for Multiple Housing 2015

    Hill Thalis are very pleased to have received the Aaron Bolot Award for Multiple Housing for Studios 54 in Surry Hills. The jury said “This project makes a clear statement about urban living and neighbourliness beyond code compliance. It is exemplary in demonstrating the relevance of remnant sites within an urban context.”

20 hours ago

Mighty White Bay Power Station, patiently awaiting an appropriate suitor. @hillthalisaup did aptly-named pre-feasibility study for it way back in 1997! Grand industrial chic of north facade to #balmain, with diminutive #pumpingstation in foreground #whitebaypowerstation #industrialarchitecture #powerstation #infrastructure #urbansrchitecture #creativeadaptation #buildingsremember #industrialscale #conveyorbelt #brickwork #rustediron #sydneyarchitecture #engineeringheritage #chimneys #whitebay

1 day ago

Only 8 years after starting, work on @Lennox Bridge portals now finished as #interpretation by @thylacinedesign now complete. New photos thanks @theguthrieproject, showing new display, skylights and different conditions in north portal. Design @hillthalisaup with inputs from #mottmac #design5architects #anniebickford and of course @cityofparramatta #parramattariver #parramatta #cycleway #shareway #skylight #pavementlights #creativeadaptation #publicaccess #publicproject #publicworks #urbanarchitecture #davidlennox #lennoxbridgeportals #publicparramatta

2 days ago

Sneak peak down the carriage way of @renatodettorrearchitects fascinating Italianate Villa project. Beautifully crafted #creativeadaptation behind #heritagevilla #architecture #sydneyarchitecture #buildingsremember #heritageadventures #reaidentialarchitecture #urbanhousing #urbansrchitecture in the @cityofsydney

3 days ago

Pyrmont Bridge; adaptive infrastructure, urban survivor. Built in 1902 to the design of #percyallen engineer, with a world-leading swing central section, this was the second bridge crossing over #darlingharbour. Condemned by the #DMR / #RTA in the 80’s, ironically it survived due to the cursed #monorail routed above. But straight away it became an essential pedestrian & cycle link, and today 10s of 1000s of people use it - a bit like NYC Highline #pyrmontbridge #publicsydney #swingbridge #sandstoneabutments #timbertrusses #pedestrianbridge #pedestrianinfrastructure #modernsydney #engineering #sydneyharbour #sydneybridges @cityofsydney

3 days ago

St Peters Green Seniors Housing; southside courtyards. Concrete block and timber for the open common areas, face brick and FC in Bay windows for the enclosed residential parts. Photo @micnic_pics #urbanhousing #seniorshousing #architecture #sydneyarchitecture #humanesociety #openstairs #brickwork #concreteblock #baywindows #stairtower #verandahs Project team; @guckmal #janinekoll

4 days ago

Grey sky, blue glass. Assorted towers along George St @cityofsydney #georgestreet #towerbuilding #officetowers #apartmenttower #lumiereapartments #worldtower #glassfacades #curtainwalls #clouds #dramaticsky #architecture #sydneytowers #modernsydney