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  • 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.

7 hours ago

Grand entry & street facade of our #verve apartment complex in Newcastle finally being revealed. 5 storey boarded off-form concrete entry portal to King St at fulcrum between street wall & south tower. Inset tiles, awning & finishing still to come. (Design with @ckdsarchitecture, built by #BLOC with @aaronj_murray @hay_nina @nflatman #verveapartments #apartmentcomplex #entryportal #streetwall #towerform #offformconcrete #boardedconcrete #newcastle #newcastleaustralia #apartmenttypes #hybridtype #homecoming #architectureofhousing #Newcastlearchitecture #australianarchitecture #architecture

22 hours ago

Ok, Bondi Beach and pools at sunset on Easter Friday - pretty hard to beat! #bondi #bondibeach #bondipool #bondisunset #sublimesydney #sublimesydneysunset #publiclife #publicspace #water #publicpromenade @waverleycouncil #publicsydney

1 day ago

Tranmere Court, a red texture brick classic in Drummoyne. Engaging presence to the street, not as good in the driveway-dominated side & rear setbacks. #3storeywalkup #3storeywalkupflats #redtexturebricks #housingtype #tranmerecourt #tranmerestreet #drummoyne #sydneyapartments #urbanhousing #streetpresence #frontgarden #sydneyarchitecture #australianhousing

2 days ago

The atrium in Customs House, looking down to the fabulous City Model under the glass floor @cityofsydney #customshouse #citymodel #atrium #void #centralsydney @modelcraft_nsw_vic #publicproject #publicbuilding #customshousesydney #publicsydney

3 days ago

Concept design for new pair of semis in Old Guildford - well away from the traditional architectural haunts. Definitely semi-attached, but each with central courtyard & internal voids. Interesting type, too rare. We think it’s an improvement over current state! Looking forward to discussing with @FairfieldCity - wish us luck #pairofhouses #duplex #semi #semidetachedhouses #semidetached #semiattached #coutyardhouse #housingtype #sydneyarchitecture

4 days ago

Old AMP tower side facade, contrasted with front corner of Customs House. AMP, Sydney’s first genuine tower built in 1962 by PTW architects, is about to have its first major renovation, whereas Customs House has been altered & enlarged by at least 6 architects since constructed in 1842 by Mortimer Lewis @cityofsydney #amptower #oldAMPtower @ptwarchitects #sideelevation #westfacade #customshouse #customshousesydney #mortimerlewis #jamesbarnet #wlvernon #nswgovernmentarchitectsoffice #sydneysandstone #modernconstruction #officetower #publicsydney #sydneyarchitecture #architecture #architecturalcontrast