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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.

11 hours ago

Pattern of stepped planters to make a terraced garden between ground and 1st floor at rear of our Studio Apartments in Dulwich Hill. Concrete all poured, membrane & drainage cells in, awaiting soil & greenery. @hillthalisaup team @aaronj_murray @jonathon__james @adriankmchan with @melissawilsonlandscapearch #australex #steppedplanters #terracedgardens #studioapartments #pattern #steppedgardens #architectureofhousing #sydneyapartments #urbanhousing #steppedwalls #concretetopography #architecture

1 day ago

I’ve been called many things over the years.... at risk of being typecast too young...but since it’s Book Week, here is a fancy dress costume that my father made for me back in the day... Definitely old school. #bookweek #costume #fancydress #schoolevent #primaryschool #oldschool #dad #walkingencyclopaedia

2 days ago

Tram track concerto. Wonderful to leave Town Hall of an evening and see the crowds gather to enjoy public life & some music. Captivating scenes becoming the norm in George Street, will be interesting to see when light rail finally runs #publicsydney #georgestreet #sydney #centralsydney #lightrail #publiclife #publicspace #streetlife #flaneur #tramtracks #cityforall #busker #impromptuconcert #righttothecity

4 days ago

The curved shaft of the concrete stair finally revealed at the rear of our Studio Apartments in Dulwich Hill. Excellent concrete, glass blocks to provide light, dramatic waterspout at top, opening to access galleries, curved corners to fit into site’s triangular geometry Great work @Aaron onj_murray @jonathon__james @adriankmchan #australex #concrete #concrete stair #stairtower #stairshaft #offformconcrete #waterspout #opengalleries #curvedform #sitegeometry #homecoming #architectureofhousing #sydneyapartments #sydneyarchitecture #architecture @innerwestcouncil

5 days ago

Exploring Alexandria came across this fine new apartment complex nearing completion (opp Sydney Park). Handsome recycled brickwork, good urban scale & street presence, courtyard open to quieter northern side. Congratulations / collaboration @breathearchitecture & @dko_architecture @cityofsydney #apartmentbuilding #sydneyapartments #urbanhousing #streetfacade #facebrick #brickwork #portal #streetframes #courtyard #urbanscale #sydneyarchitecture #architecture

6 days ago

Farewell to our favourite Chloe; miniature poodle, alert & opinionated, champion ball fetcher, random adopter of other people’s children, bossy to bigger dogs, silver haired, queen of the dog park. Developed brutal cancer at 13 - too young to go, will be so missed #Chloe #familypet #dog #poodle #miniaturepoodle #silverhaired #centennialpark #ballfetcher #ballchaser #ballthrow #redcushion #dogbed #rainbowdog