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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.

  • 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.

9 hours ago

Wentworth Park dogs tower, with city towers beyond. On the axis of St John’s Road, a rare alignment of planning in Sydney @cityofsydney #wentworthpark #glebe #stjohnsroad #sydneyarchitecture #clocktower #sydneyskyline #centrepoint #axialstreetvista #spatialsequence #streets #publicsydney

21 hours ago

The beautifully restored & renovated #glebetownhall, perhaps the architecturally the best of our inner city C19th town halls? Great new work by @tzgarchitects to faithfully restore the body and sensitively add to the rear of the building with a great new timber-lined lift and stairs, adapting the rear balconies. @cityofsydney #glebe #townhall #creativeadaptation #buildingsremember #architecture #sydneyarchitecture #adaptivereuse #balconies #victorianarchitecture #publicproject #publicbuilding #communitybuilding #publicsydney

1 day ago

Framed views, framed construction expression. Our #mountainsidehouse, looking north. From left window in living room wall, polished plaster in concrete frame, slot for recessed timber windows and screens, and balcony. Photo @brettboardmanphotography with thanks to #avmoras & @sdastructures #framedviews #expressedframe #balcony #recesseddoors #proportions #architecturalproportions #hilightwindows #polishedplaster #timberdoors #bronzemeshscreens #bushfireratedhome #countryhouse #architecture #australianarchitecture

2 days ago

Making the curve of Wentworth Park Road opposite the park, grand new mixed use building by @chrofi_architects et al emerging. @cityofsydney #wentworthpark #wentworthparkrd #glebe #newsydneyarchitecture #sydneyarchitecture #curvedfacade #streetwall #facebrick #sydneyapartmentbuilding #parkfront #grandscale

3 days ago

Harold Park in Glebe, the latest of dozens of new parks across the @cityofsydney, almost ready to open. Congratulations on design @jmd.design @antoncjames @tzgarchitects @brian_zulaikha et al #haroldpark #glebe #publicpark #publicspace #publiclands #publicproject #playstructures #shadecanopies #playground #greenspace #landscapearchitecture #landscape #landscapedesign #architecture #sydneyarchitecture #sydneylandscape #cliffface #sydneysandstone #publicsydney

3 days ago

#verve apartment towers under construction in #Newcastle. Canal facade with future retail to new public promenade along #cottagecreek linking #hunterstreet to #kingstreet. Generous scale and purposeful geometry of northern tower-15 storeys still to come! @hillthalisaup with @ckdsarchitecture and #blocconstructions #newcastlecitycouncil #urbanism #urbanarchitecture #publicpromenade #apartmenttowers #urbanhousing #concrete #insituconcrete #precastconcrete #architecturalscale #techtonics #structure #architecture #architecturalmodelling