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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

5 hours ago

Reviewing the realised high-quality public space network at our almost complete Stage 1 of our 12ha #yeerongpillygreen project in Brisbane. Generous EW pedestrian promenade links the railway station 600m to Pat Rafter Tennis Arena, intercepted by new NS Main Street. Multiple new parks, places & squares Well detailed pavements create generous pedestrian connections, with lush landscape, seats, shelters, BBQ’s. Tropical urbanism With thanks to @benjidriver @brett_sperling, #claredesign #urbis #cpg #hutchinsonbuilders #edq #brisbane #brisbanearchitecture #brisbaneurbanism #publicspacedesign #publicspace #pedestrianpromenade #mainstreet #streetnetwork #publicplaces #urbanism #newurbanity #urbanproject #transitorienteddevelopment #tod #yeerongpilly #publicbrisbane

1 day ago

Investigating the multiple interests along James St in Brisbane by @richardsandspence architects. Such a successful urban precinct in terms of architecture, commercial viability & street life - a combination we really need to be getting right far more often to improve our cities #brisbane #brisbanearchitecture #jamesstreet #urbanism #relaxedurbanism #design #materialcharacter #awnings #landscape #australianarchitecture

2 days ago

350 George St-the equally extraordinary side & rear facades in Angel Place /Ash St. The former Equitable Life Assurance Building, New York Architect #edwardraht continued the trachyte exterior all the way around to the rear corner, even there constructing the corner vertical, base & rusticated in trachyte, even the footpath & kerb. Wonderful scale, brut character, refined detail, confident durable urbanism #EquitableLifeAssuranceBuilding #ashstreet #angelplace #sidefacade #rearfacade #confidenturbanity #refineddetail #architecturalscale #materialcharacter #trachyte #laneways #lanefacade #sydneyarchitecture #architecture @cityofsydney

3 days ago

Crane and cradle; On site in our mixed use /intense scale project under construction in Burwood. Boundary walls - Subtle checkerboard facade painting in a cradle suspended from the crane on lower rear office building- On top of front building, apartments above still going up @hillthalisaup team; @aaronj_murray @hay_nina @brett_sperling thanks #nascon #crane #cradle #painting #facadepainting #boundarywalls #burwood #burwoodtower #whiteonwhite #australianarchitecture #architecture #apartmenttower #mixedusedevelopment #mixeduse #housingandurbanism #urbanhousing

4 days ago

Inside 350 George St, the former Equitable Life Assurance Building, designed by New York Architect #edwardraht in 1894. Extraordinary full height void, with marble statues & slab floors, toplight & expressed steel structure-virtuoso structural & material expression @cityofsydney #sydneyarchitecture #atrium #fullheightvoid #marblestair #marblefloorslabs #skylight #void #zenitallight #EquitableLifeAssuranceBuilding #commercialbuilding #americanromanesque #victorianeraarchitecture #australianarchitecture

5 days ago

Details of the amazing exterior of 350 George St, built almost entirely of super-hard trachyte. Monumental scale & elements, huge slabs. Imported American design to Sydney, with major influence of buildings such as QVB. Designed in 1894 by New York architect Edward Raht for an US Insurance Company, is this the most lavish commercial building ever constructed in Sydney? #sydneyarchitecture #trachyte #bowralstone #georgestreet #edwardraht #monumentalelements #column #arch #pavement #pavementlights #architecture