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  • 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.

  • 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

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Iconic survivor Hotel Westend in Pitt Street, a reminder of the 150 ft height limit that applied for 5 decades in Sydney. When built on narrow lots, slender tower form #cityofsydney #1930sarchitecture #150footheightlimit #sydneyarchitecture #hotelwestend #pittstreet #slendertower #streetwall #urbanarchitecture

1 day ago

Design quality above authentic lane-scape grunge. @durbachblockjaggers Droga Apartment rear elevation to #handslane #surryhills #creativeadaptation #industrialadditions #warehouseaddition #cityofsydney #innercityconversions #architecture #sydneyarchitecture #steelwindows #brickwork #commonbrick #zinccladding #streetwall #lanes #lanefacade

2 days ago

Substation No.175, our paradigm of the micro apartment building - 6 storeys on a 45m2 site, with one room + stairs per level. Living room of Lower apartment, within the shell of the original substation. Photo @brettboardmanphotography @ariszafirellis #architecture #sydneyarchitecture #sydneyapartments #australianarchitecture #microapartments #creativeadaptation #industrialconversion #concreteframe #balcony #steelwindow #substation #livingroom #compacthousing #towerhouse #tinytower light designed by Michael Lewarne @redshift_aa

2 days ago

Dreamcatcher I by Chris Langlois - in the North Head project exhibition at Manly. A painting built from tonal contours... #northhead #langlois #australianpainting #colonnade #light #shadow #gradient

2 days ago

Department of Lands; Negative corner detail used by #James Barnet to resolve the various street geometries of the block on which Lands sits. Detail foreshadows Modernism’s negative corner detail. Beautiful resolution on the lowest corner #publicsydney #privatisedsydney #architecture #sydneyarchitecture #sydneyarchitects #australianarchitecture #nswcolonialarchitect #departmentoflands #notjustacbd #sydneysandstone #sandstone #cornerdetail #negativecornerdetail #cornices #classicalorders #bridgestreet #publicworks #publicatchitecture #cityofsydney

4 days ago

Pair of Houses, Northbridge (designed with with Peter John Cantrill). Each 12 slender steel columns, 125m2 internal area, roof terrace, jarrah cladding, planned around cliff and retained angophoras #architecture #pairofhouses #housepair #steelframe #timbercladding #hardwoodcladding #jarrah #jarrahcladding #angophora #sydneyhouses #sydneyarchitecture #australianarchitecture #siteplan #dualoccupancy #roofterrace #cantileveredbalconies #northbridge #bushlandsite