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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

19 hours ago

The port of Newcastle with Stockton Beach stretching beyond; view looking NE from our #Verve apartments (design with @ckdsarchitecture). Red tractor in foreground is working on our Lee 5 site (future #Horizon Apartments, also with CKDS, DA lodges) #portofnewcastle #newcastleharbour #workingharbour #industrialscene #shipping #stocktonbeach #silos #quays #docks #redtractor #harbourfront #tugs #gantries #newcastleaustralia

2 days ago

On site at our major Verve Apartments project in Newcastle, with master photographer @brettboardmanphotography Now complete. Beautiful day for it - more photos to be posted soon! Design & documentation with @ckdsarchitecture. Construction by @bloc_aus. With huge thanks to team; @aaronj_murray @hay_nina @nflatman special appearance by #sketch #verveapartments #newcastleapartments #newcastle #newcastleaustralia #newcastlearchitecture #photoshoot #apartmenttowers #architecturalform #formsinsunlight #architectureofhousing #architecture

3 days ago

#SydneyTerraceHouses A favourite for many, the grand row in Bourke St Surry Hills. But look more closely! The southern ones don’t have the top floor, while the northern terrace is wider-3 windows across facade-due to splayed boundary(photo2) Historic plan shows that they were built that way (photo7). Semi-basement / lower ground floor similar to English precedents, also used in Sydney on sloping terrain @cityofsydney #bourkestreetsurryhills #surryhills #grandterrace #4storeyterrace #area #lowergroundfloor #splayedend #urbanhousing #rowhousing #terracehousetype #streetwall #sydneyarchitecture #architecture

4 days ago

Taking a walk through new Darling Quarter, better quality podium & tower complex by @tzarchitecture. Confident urban scale, activated frontages & detailed use of brickwork. #urbanarchitecture #darlingquarter #darlingsquare #podiumtower #brickwork #glazedbrick #streetfront #streetwall #activatedfrontage #urbanscale #sydneyarchitecture

5 days ago

Finally can see the new double height gallery/ void in our old Studio 5, with hardwood timber structure & original roof framing revealed. Light flooding in from windows to new roof terrace to side @hillthalisaup team @brett_sperling @mad.e.rowe @jonathon__james plus thanks to @moniquecoorey @eamonnmadden @partridge_engineers #beachconstructions #warehouseconversion #creativeadaptation #ballarathouse #studio5 #timberframe #hardwoodstructure #roofstructure #doubleheightspace #gallery #toplightwindows #void #daylight #surryhills #sydneyarchitecture #architecture @cityofsydney

6 days ago

#SydneyTerraceHouses Remarkable staggered rows of terrace houses on either side of Liverpool St, at top end in Paddington. Step up the hill, on both sides of street (signal that key details the same), with extraordinary tapering narrower houses to adjust to street’s change of direction. Such surprising diversity within the type, here within the one project. The stagger means that, amongst a number of benefits, the houses are not facing each other where the street narrows. This exceptional group on what is now @woollahramc side of #Paddington, not @cityofsydney side Striking! 1949 aerial photo from @cityofsydney #MapAtlas, other aerials #googleearth #steppedterraces #terracehouses #taperingterraces #sydneyterraces #rowhousing #urbanhousing #liverpoolstreetpaddington #paddington #paddingtonterraces #streetwall #sydneyarchitecture #architecture