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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

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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.

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Magical Nielsen Park, #bedrock #sand #concretesteps and shaded #foreshorepromenade all in combination with Harbour waters. Crucially resumes for public use by more enlightened NSW Govt in 1911, in 70’s incorporated into #sydneyharbournationalpark #neilsenpark #neilsenparkbeach #neilsneilsen #sydneyharbour #greycliffhouse #angophora #beach #publicsydney

1 day ago

A kitchen that opens up for operational mode...and closes down into a serene form when not in use. Amazing #valcucine - Diffuse grey glass - beautifully balanced counterweighted white glass doors and fully recyclable glass carcasses. @spotti_milano

2 days ago

At the wonderfully-named Museum of Love and Protest exhibition @nas_au celebrating 40 years of Sydney Mardi Gras. #costumes #dykesonbikes #mardigras40 and much more! #lgbtiq #lgbt💛💙💙🏳️‍🌈🇨🇴💗 #mardigras2018 #mardigrasparade #sydneymardigras #darlinghurst #oxfordstreet #publicsydney @cityofsydney

2 days ago

Sublime Clovelly; brut concrete slabs set against raw cliff faces, defining the bobbing water. Bodies everywhere #clovelly #publicsydney #coast #sydneybeaches #oceanpools #oceanpoolsofsydney #easternsuburbs #easternsuburbscoast #sunbaking #publicspace #publicworks #publiclife

3 days ago

Millers Pt reimagined; detail of our international competition winning scheme for Barangaroo, from left: 1 floating Harbour pool in vestigial wharf 10 reconstruction;2 retained cliff face; 3 amphitheater on point, with harbourfront public uses under; 4 larger & More useable green headland; 5 western edge retained sandstone wall and added tidal sculpture along new edge. Scheme collaboration between @hillthalisaup @janeirwin_landscape and #paulberkemeier architects. Model by @modelcraft_nsw_vic Photo @micnic_pics Fountain collaboration @turpincrawford #barangaroo #sydneyharbour #eastdarlingharbour #millerspoint #millerspointsydney #walshbay #hicksonroad #msbtower #floatingharbourpool #tidalfountain #internationalarchitecturecompetition #lostopportunity #lostsydney #publicsydney

3 days ago

Grand rows of Sydney terrace houses; Georgina Street in #Newtown, remarkably planted down centerline with #moretonbayfigs . In part the terraces front beautiful #hollispark - a rare example of the London speculative model of the planted square ringed by terrace houses #terracehouse #terracerow #parkfrontterraces #terracehousesydney #georginastreet #georginastreetnewtown #innersydney #verandahs @cityofsydney