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    Cloud Gate installation

    The Thomas Street Cloud Gate – a collaboration with artist Lindy Lee, and Jane Irwin Landscape Architects is being installed just in time for Lunar New Year Celebrations in Thomas and Hay Street. The discs have been lifted into place – and we are very excited to finally see the play of light reflecting through the punched openings in the suspended discs. This is the final piece of the Thomas and Hay Street works

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    Recent works in Canberra with Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture are the subject of a recent post on Foreground You can see more about our recent Canberra projects including Constitution Avenue ,Linking Canberra to the Lake and Campbell Section 5 on our website.

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    Donald K Turner Address

    On 12th September, Philip delivered the Donald K Turner Address at the University of NSW. The lecture was titled ‘Architectural Culture: From Site to Society’ and looked at a range of projects through the lens of architectural culture – retracing our steps from built project to inception to locate each within our understanding of its broader architectural lineage. The address can be viewed, courtesy of the University of NSW, here

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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.

14 hours ago

Kings Cross controversy; how to retain the essential diversity that characterises such distinctive places. Keeping the remnant grand terraces (Bourbon & Beefsteak) and the subdivision pattern/urban grain can maintain mix & vitality @cityofsydney #kingscross #darlinghurstroad #macleaystreet #subdivision #urbangrain #grandterraces #streetfacade #urbancharacter #bourbon&beefsteak

24 hours ago

Verve towers leading the rejuvenation of West Newcastle. 6 storey street, a pair of small footprint 20 storey towers, gardens, new dedicated whole block pedestrian connection between King and Hunter streets following Cottage Creek. And now fast emerging from the ground! Design + documentation @hillthalisaup with @ckdsarchitecture , @janeirwin_landscape @verve #newcastleaustralia #streetwall #twintowers #smallfootprinttowers #podium architecture #newcastlearchitecture #apartmentdesign #urbandesign #kingstreetnewcastle #cottagecreek #bloc #muzzah13

2 days ago

Lots of people enjoying the sun and space in the generous Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, made by contracting the adjoining St Stephens Church Cemetery @cityofsydney #newtown #camperdown #camperdownmemorialpark #ststephenschurch #cemeterybecomespark #publicsydney #publicpark #publicspace #lawns #trees

3 days ago

Speaking up at #fixnswtransport rally in Martin Place-always great to use public space for dissent & calls for progressive public policies; pro public transport, anti motorway mania, anti privatization #publicsydney @cityofsydney #antiprivatisation #publictransport #publicrally #publicspace #publicdissent #martinplace #motorwaymania #nowestconnex #righttothecity #citydesign

4 days ago

Super excited at long awaited opening of Thomas St #Cloudgate artwork catenary, which we designed with @lindylee @jilalandscape So excited at opening of Thomas St #Cloudgate artwork catenary, designed with #lindylee & @janeirwin_landscape #sdastructures for @cityofsydney architects & @sdastructures for @cityofsydney #publicsydney #publicart #publicspace #sydneychinatown #haymarket #thomasstreet #lunarnewyear #chinesenewyear #catenary #discs #artwork #artcollaboration

4 days ago

Cloud Arch is now in the Sydney City Model! By architect/artist JUNYA ISHIGAMI, it will be seen as arch on n-s George St axis & bow-form on e-w Park St axis, and be visible up and way down the city streets @cityofsydney #cloudarch @JUNYAISHIGAMI #georgestreet #parkstreet #cloud #publicsydney #publicart #publicspace