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    Philip Thalis LFRAIA

    Philip Thalis has been made a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, in recognition of his significant contribution to the profession through practice engagement with the Institute, public service and his extensive involvement with architectural education.

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    Sydney Architecture Festival

    Philip Thalis recently gave a talk at the Architect’s Bookshop, as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival, dedicated to the issue of Affordable Housing. The talk detailed the history of affordable housing projects in Sydney, including the important work of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust in Millers Point – making the point that the public sector has been a leader in excellent affordable housing throughout our city’s history – and should reprise that role.

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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

6 hours ago

Stepping terraced garden now in at our Studio Apartments in Dulwich Hill, connecting entry & level 1 around stair tower. Landscape designed with @melissawilsonlandscapearch Design team @aaronj_murray @jonathon__james @adriankmchan #australex #garden #terracedgarden #steppedgarden #landscapedesign #studioapartments #stairtower #concrete #sydneyarchitecture #urbanhousing #architectureofhousing #sydneyapartmentbuildings #architecture

1 day ago

The #HydroMajestic Hotel @ Medlow Bath in the Blue Mountains - a great example of linear agglomeration - decade after decade they just kept adding buildings along the ridge, with a casual relationship to each other. Remarkable ensemble #medlowbath #hydromajestichotel @hydrobluemountains #linearagglomeration #creativeadaptation #buildingensemble #bluemountainsaustralia #dudleywardarchitect #markfoy #hotel #australianarchitecture

2 days ago

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden @ Mt Tomah; miraculous escape from the devastating bushfires all along Bell’s Line of Roads. Singed at the fringe, core of garden untouched, no doubt valiant efforts by #RFS & others to save this national treasure. Spotted some tentative early signs of regeneration - rainbow-like grass trees, shoots & buds, but in the patchwork of fire intensity, some areas appear incinerated #mttomah #bluemountainsbotanicgarden #bellslineofroads #bushfires2020 #bushfiresaustralia #bushfiredevastation #grasstrees #regeneration #bluemountains #bluemountainsfires2019 #nativewildlifeloss #nativeflora #nativefauna

3 days ago

Very pleased to announce that our 500m long Parramatta Escarpment Boardwalk project is about to start construction! Key pedestrian/cycle connection east of ferry wharf. 3rd time lucky with the tender-bravo @cityofparramatta. Congratulations @abergeldie_infrastructure @hillthalisaup with @janeirwin_landscape @mcgregorwestlake @waterloverswim @aaronj_murray @guckmal @wesgrunsell #parramatta #parramattariver #parramattaescarpmentboardwalk #pedestriancyclelink #boardwalk #publicproject #infrastructure #riverwalk #missinglink #publicparramatta

4 days ago

Urban scene - Plenty to like; Play of openable steel windows Brut common brickwork in slanting sun Topped off by @durbachblockjaggers #drogaapartment Hands Lane in Surry Hills, off Reservoir St #surryhills #handslane #steelwindows #brickwork #facebrickwork #commonbricks #creativeadaptation #urbanarchitecture #sydneyarchitecture @cityofsydney

5 days ago

Hello bedrock! Old sandstone public toilet at Neilson Park, with welcoming projecting bedrock spur built into the entry. #sydneysandstone #bedrock #sandstone #toiletblock #sandstoneledge #neilsenpark #sydneyharbournationalpark #sydney #publicproject #publicsydney