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    Habitus House of the Year 2018

    We are delighted that the Horizon House has been featured in a special Issue #41 of Habitus Magazine as one of 20 houses shortlisted for the inaugural House of the Year. The award will be announced in November, but in the interim, you can see the shortlisted projects in the issue or vote for your favourite online

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    Hill Thalis - on the move

    Hill Thalis is relocating. From Monday 9th July, we will be on Level 4 of Ballarat House, instead of Level 5. We will have constant email and phone connection during the move – and there will be no interruption to our project work. We look forward to welcoming you to our new space very soon.

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    Escarpment Boardwalk funded

    The Parramatta Escarpment Boardwalk has received funding in the recent State budget. Mayor of Parramatta, Councillor Andrew Wilson said, “This project will make it possible to walk or cycle off-road for almost 20km on a high quality path between Parramatta Park and Sydney Olympic Park via Parramatta CBD and the Western Sydney University (WSU) campus in Rydalmere.” Read more about the funding announcement here

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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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When visiting NSW Parliament House, always a pleasure to admire the sublime Bob Woodward fountain in the pool in the courtyard. Amongst the treasures of #publicsydney, if only today’s politicians understood such values #robertwoodward #fountain #pond #nswparliamenthouse #woodwardfountain #publicart #beauty #form #design #nswgovernmentarchitectsoffice #publicworks

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Flexible type/raw structure & space; small footprint multi-useable precast & concrete building at the rear of our Burwood site. 7 open storeys plus roof terrace with city views, 17x15m floorplate, served & servant (stair,lift,toilets,ducts,kitchen) plan with central beam & columns, windows nth & sth. Urban model of Long Life/ Loose Fit #urbanarchitecture #squareplan #servedandservantspaces #Flexibletype #structure #space #smallfootprint #precast #concretebuilding #Burwood #roof terrace #floorplate, #servedandservant #Urbanmodel #longlifeloosefit

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Above Woolley’s The Penthouses (earlier post) is perched Sydney cult architect Aaron Bolot’s Goomerah Crescent Apartments, where Bolot actually lived in his later years. Bolot designed the sublime curving masterpiece at 17 Wylde St in Potts Pt. So far identified around 12 Bolot apartment buildings in Sydney, including 3 in Darling Point. Some unfortunate changes-especially the Tuscan columns on the penthouse terrace #sydneyarchitecture sydneyapartments #aaronbolot #bolotarchitect #darlingpoint #goomerahcrescent #urbanhousing #sandstonewall #architecture

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Miraculous, improbably-continuous wrap around vine in Darlinghurst (starts in the ground extreme left). Expertly trained, from garden to lane to street front #vine #greenwall #urbangreenery #greengrid #urbanlandscape #landscape #darlinghurst @cityofsydney

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Timber structure all lovingly cleaned, steel beams in but not yet up, our old Studio 5 in transformation. Beams to support central mezzanine, roof terrace, plant & to tie together the structure for earthquake code compliance. Thanks to @hillthalisaup team @brett_sperling @mad.e.rowe #jonathonkibble & @eamonnmadden of @partridge_engineers #beachconstructions #studio5 #structure #timberstructure #steelbeams #warehouseconversion #creativeadaptation #structure #ballarathouse

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Masterpiece of Urban Housing; The Penthouses by #kenwoolley / #anchermortlockwoolley in Darling Point (1967). Step section apartments with west facing terraces looking to the Harbour & city skyline. #sydneyapartments #sydneyapartmentbuilding #steppedsectionapartments #whitewalls #terraces #balconies #newbeachroad #darlingpoint #housingtype #architectureofhousing #sydneyarchitecture #australianarchitecture #urbanhousing #architecture