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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

4 hours ago

#sydneyterracehouses Micro row of tall but tiny terraces in Terry St Surry Hills, within 100m of Central Station. Cadastre says 2.9-3.1m wide and just 35-38m2 lot area! Can you spot top corner of nearby Dental Hospital, last photo? #surryhills #terrystreetsurryhills #tinyterraces #smallandtall #tinylots #subdivision #terracehouses #baldfrontterraces #minimalhousing #urbanhousing #sydneyterraces #sydneyarchitecture @cityofsydney #sydneydentalhospital #publicsydney

1 day ago

The re-launch of Hyde Park Barracks, with #jonathanjames extraordinary art work on the ground plane of HPB’s courtyard. A must see - the artwork cites both the convict insignia & the emu’s footprint - it will be ephemeral like time past. Bravo @sydlivmus #artnabout #hydeparkbarracks #queensquare #francisgreenway #convictsydney #convictinsignia #emufootprint #unescoworldheritage #publicspace #publicart #publicplace #publicsydney

2 days ago

Small is beautiful! Inside our completed Wedge Studios opposite Dulwich Hill Station; most between 23-28m2, all with abundant light & ventilation, polished concrete ceilings, kitchens to the street, inset balconies, sliding sunshade screens & much more @hillthalisaup team @aaronj_murray @jonathon__james @adriankmchan, with thanks to #australex Photo @theguthrieproject #wedgestudios #studioapartments #dulwichhill #polishedconcreteceilings #slidingscreen #kitchen #insetbalcony #urbanhousing #compactapartment #existenceminimum #sydneyapartments #architectureofhousing #architecture @innerwestcouncil

3 days ago

Urban Architecture; Angled brick piers on the rear facade to Hands Lane of the striking Edwards & Co warehouse, located in the tight knot of tangled streets in Surry Hills. Masterful resolution of both the urban and constructional geometry. #edwards&co #surryhills #handslane #warehouse #urbangeometry #angledbricks #angledpiers #column #engagedcolumn #construction #brickwork #grittyurbanism #sydneyarchitecture #architecture @cityofsydney

4 days ago

Detail of the facade of the landmark former ACI House on William St in Sydney, home of Australian Consolidated Industries, makers of glass products. Surviving blood-red mosaic tile details, with new glass blocks replacing the originals in otherwise unsympathetic renovation in 1990’s. Building built as showcase & showroom for their glass products. Designed #stephensonturner architects with #arthurbaldwinson in 1937-8 #williamstreet #acibuilding #streetcorner #mosaictiles #tiledfacade #glassfacade #glassblocks #cornice #roofterrace #streetwall #sydneyarchitecture #architecture

5 days ago

Our recently completed Commercial Building alterations & additions on street corner in Foveaux St Surry Hills. Existing lower 3 floors opened up, shops inserted to activate street, 2 additional floors added, demarcated by projecting concrete cornices. @hillthalisaup team; @guckmal, @waterloverswim Photo; @rosscorr #surryhills #foveauxstreet #creativeadaptation #alterationsandadditions #urbanarchitecture #sydneyarchitecture #architecture