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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.

8 hours ago

Substation #175, view from upper living room balcony to street, with mesh floor to bedroom balcony below. When completed, trees in Devonshire St were monumental-Any trees post light rail? Photo @brettboardmanphotography #trinium #ariszeferelis #substation175 #creativeadaptation #buildingsremember #balcony #kitchenjoinery @cityofsydney

15 hours ago

UNSW’s Goldstein Hall. #peterhallarchitect for the #nswgovernmentarchitectsoffice. North facade of retained hall, opening to courtyard and sculpture #unsw #publicworks #nswpublicworks #modernism #docomomo #campus #publicsydney

1 day ago

Virtuoso twisting brick columns on rear balconies of 1930’s #gowergaltees apartments #randwick #brickwork #facebrick #brickcolumns #balconies #sydneyapartments

2 days ago

Queen Victoria Building dome to right, and our Rooftop Apartment (in front of the 2 little QVB domes) to right. Designed with Peter John Cantrill, the roof terrace gave amazing views to QVB and city skyline @cityofsydney #queenvictoriabuilding #qvbsydney #qvb #cityskyline #rooftopapartment #roofterrace #sydney #sydneyapartments #sydneyarchitecture #publicsydney

3 days ago

Clovelly; rock scree and concrete deck; choppy waves and horizon’s datum. Add people and perfect #clovelly #clovellybeach #sydneyrockpools #beach #concretedeck #concrete #horizon #sunbaking #sydneycoast #sydneycoastalwalk #publicsydney

4 days ago

Sydney’s cross town axis; Park and William Streets, scene of so many grand projects, few of which have been realised. Gateway to east. @cityofsydney #williamstreet #parkstreet #crosstown #citystreets #grandplans #boulevard #urbanstructure #publicsydney