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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.

12 minutes ago

Rebuild in Redfern by #candalepasarchitects; the transformation of the first of the pair of TNT towers that sit beside the station. Taller, slightly larger & worked perimeter, now housing, strong modelling with each facade with its own character. @cityofsydney @angelo_candas #creativeadaptation #urbantransformation #adaptivereuse #redfern #tnttowers #towerform #sydneyarchitecture #architecture

24 hours ago

Wedge-shaped buildings of Darlinghurst 3; sharp edge of the Cafe on Darlinghurst Rd surely one of the most pointed corners /smallest footprint of any building in Sydney? Again tiny building-such a high proportion of plan to perimeter, remnant lot after street widening. @cityofsydney #darlinghurst #darlinghurstroad #urbancorner #streetwall #sydneyarchitecture #wedgebuildings

2 days ago

Up close at the bespoke tiling in the monumental entry portal at #verveapartments in Newcastle. In selection of coloured bands, tiling references the geological strata under Newcastle. Grouting & flush glazing installation all in. Thanks to all involved; @hay_nina @aaronj_murray, architects in association @ckdsarchitecture @nflatman @anchorceramics @brucerowestudio @bloc_aus @citynewcastle.au #newcastleaustralia #apartmententry #artwork #publicart #portal #monumentalentry #bespoketiles #handmadeceramics #boardedconcrete #flushglazing #bandedtiling #insettiles #australianarchitecture #architectureofhousing #architecture

3 days ago

Wedge-shaped buildings of Darlinghurst 2; the sharp edge of the Darlo Bar on Darlinghurst Rd & Hardie Sts-surely the smallest & most acute urban block in Sydney? So rare to have such a (tiny) whole block building-all perimeter @cityofsydney #sydneyarchitecture #wedgebuildings #flatirontype #darlinghurst #darlinghurstroad #hardiestreet #hardiestreetsydney #cornerpub #sydneyhotels #1920’spubs #triangularblock #tinyblocks #nosetbacks #urbanarchitecture

4 days ago

Wedge-shaped buildings of Darlinghurst 1; enduring Fire Station @ acute angle of Darlinghurst Rd & Victoria St. Masterpiece of urban architecture by #wlvernon #georgemcrae #nswgovernmentarchitect 1910 Fine architecture gives such character to city places Landmark of #publicsydney @cityofsydney #darlinghurst #darlinghurstfirestation #kingscross #kingscrossfirestation #wedgebuilding #flatirontype #redbrick #sandstone #loggia #cornerbuilding #urbanarchitecture #sydneyarchitecture #architecture

5 days ago

Our old Studio 5 in Ballarat House; false ceiling removed, full primary hardwood timber structure revealed within voluminous space that follows roof form, new mini orb ceiling framed by expressed Oregon roof framing, struts & tie beams. Mezzanine & roof terrace also taking shape. @hillthalisaup Team; @BrettSperling, @mad.e.rowe #jonathonkibble #beachconstructions on the job, & thanks to @credwell.group @partridge_engineers @eamonnmadden #ballarathouse #creativeadaptation #loftconversion #warehouseconversion #warehouseconstruction #hardwoodframe #miniorb #oregonroofframing #exposedstructure #spatialvolume #architecturalvolume #architecturaldetail #heritageadaptation #sydneyarchitecture #architecture