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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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    Foreground

    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

7 hours ago

Inside / outside, framed outlook from the balcony off the foyer within the retained brick body of our #majestictheatre conversion in #petersham Photo; @brettboardmanphotography Project with; @triniumgroup @ariszafirellis @growthbuilt @brett_sperling @guckmal @j9koll #creativeadaptation #heritageadaptation #theatreconversion #framedview #screenedbalcony #screen #architectureofhousing #sydneyapartments #sydneyarchitecture #architecture

1 day ago

Sunset over Queens & Centennial Parks, looking towards Green Square skyline. @CentParklands, part of Gov Macquarie’s 1810 Sydney Common, will only become more important & used as the population around continues to grow. Love Macquarie’s foresight-long term thinking critical in cities. Crucial to reserve the space for future #publicsydney, entrusting future generations with its embellishment #queenspark #centennialpark #publicparklands #publicspace #publiclife #longtermurbanthinking #legacy #sydneycommon #governormacquarie #landscape #sydneyparks #urbanparks #greensquareskyline @waverleycouncil @randwickcouncil @cityofsydney

2 days ago

Australian Museum, William St facade. Collective work of 4 architects over 170 years; #nswcolonialarchitects #mortimerlewis lower 2 storeys to right, 3rd floor additions above that by #jamesbarnet, 1957 sheer sandstone wall by #nswgovernmentarchitect #vandersteen, most recent glazed entry portico by @neesonmurcutt final puts entry where Barnet intended 140 years before. #publicsydney #australianmuseum #williamstreet #williamstreetfacade #palimpsest #creativeadaptation #publicworks #publicbuilding #publicarchitecture #nswpublicworksdepartment #nswgovernmentarchitectsoffice #sydneyarchitecture #architecture @australianmuseum @cityofsydney

3 days ago

On site at our former #studio5 space in #BallaratHouse, Surry Hills. Void between new mezzanine & roof terrace taking shape, original structure all now exposed, grand new timber window frames in, pb & mini orb linings underway. Weird blue light due to tarpaulin-can wait for the daylight and outlook to open up Almost there and available to rent! With thanks to all involved; @brett_sperling @mad.e.rowe @jonathon__james @eamonnmadden @partridge_engineers @moniquecoorey #creativeadaptation #void #mezzanine #roofterrace #warehouseadaptation #exposedstructure #steelbracing #roofframing #timberwindows #longlifeloosefit #surryhills #sydneyarchitecture #architecture @cityofsydney

4 days ago

Red wall in the sun, Harmony Park Surry Hills-popular on every sunny lunchtime. Great neighbourhood park caters to all at different times of day. Public space won back c2005 from car park, on land originally resumed for slum clearance c1920’s @cityofsydney @spackmanmossopmichaels @michaeljspackman #harmonypark #surryhills #redwall #glazedbricks #grass #lunchtime #neighbourhoodpark #publicspace #publicpark #publicproject #cityprojects #resumption #publicsydney

5 days ago

In praise of common brickwork. If the base building material & pattern of openings strong enough, no need for superfluous ‘articulation’, breaks in facades, weakly applied materials for added ‘interest’. Architecture should suffice #materialquality #unadorned #facebrick #brickwork #loveofbrickwalls #facade #streetwall #articulation #proportion #punchedopenings #darlinghurstlane #lanefacade #darlinghurst #warehouse #utilitarianarchitecture @cityofsydney