• 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.”

  • Horizon House for sale

    We were so saddened for our amazing client when she had to stop the works on the Horizon House – but it may be about to find a new owner to complete it. See the dramatic drone footage of the property shot by Goldeneye media

  • New projects on our website

    We’ve recently uploaded some information on two exciting projects that we currently have under construction. The dramatic urban form of the Arc Apartments is starting to appear in its scaffolded shroud along the sweep of Old South Head Road. The earthwork and platform work of the Centennial Park Bicycle Hub are also underway, with a lighter weight steel structure to follow shortly.

  • Recent projects

    We’re very honoured to have been involved in the Master Planning of the Narara Ecovillage with a group of fantastic people who are working hard to make a beautiful and sustainable new community on the grounds of the old Gosford Horticultural Institute.

    The Lennox Bridge Portals involves the adaptive reuse of a State Listed Heritage item that crosses the Parramatta River and its increasingly active foreshore. The project has been on site for 18 months and is due for completion in May 2015.

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

3 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