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Exploring cultural landscape

Exploring cultural landscape

Posted by on 21, Sep 2017 in News | 0 comments

Hector is giving a talk this evening on Explorations in Cultural Landscapes through the lens of Macquarie University for Australia ICOMOS, DOCOMOMO Australia and the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. The notion of cultural landscape is well recognised for its ability to enable discussion about non-physical, intangible values. Planning...

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Wayne Mavin: Hero of a traditional trade

Wayne Mavin: Hero of a traditional trade

Posted by on 1, Sep 2017 in News | 0 comments

This is master joiner Wayne Mavin. The photo, titled Squaring the Wreath, received a Highly Commended in the Heroes of Traditional Trades Photo Competition awards announced this week. The annual competition is run by Australia ICOMOS in conjunction with National Skills Week. Wayne has produced some wonderful pieces of craftsmanship for HAA including three...

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Conserving the Dunbar anchor

Conserving the Dunbar anchor

Posted by on 25, Aug 2017 in News | 0 comments

Congratulations to our friends at the Camperdown Cemetery Trust for their successful grant application for Essential conservation works to the Ship’s anchor within the Dunbar Tomb and Precinct.  It is 160 years since the Dunbar, a wooden ship bringing people to the colony from England, was wrecked at South Head losing 121 lives, making it...

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Cascades Female Factory design competition finalist

Cascades Female Factory design competition finalist

Posted by on 18, Aug 2017 in News | 0 comments

Yesterday it was announced by the Port Arthur Historic Sites Management Authority (PAHSMA) that a proposal by Neeson Murcutt Architects with Hector Abrahams Architects, Sue Barnsley Design and historian Meg Quinlisk, is one of four finalists in the architectural competition for a new History and Interpretation Centre at the Cascades Female Factory Historic...

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Redundant churches

Redundant churches

Posted by on 3, Aug 2017 in News | 0 comments

This week Hector was asked by Channel 9 to comment on the upcoming sale of a redundant church in inner Sydney. (Click Here to Read the Article) Although a rare occurrence, the sensitive adaptive re-use of former places of worship – often buildings that have been significant landmarks in both city and country locations – is an important issue...

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Undergoing a transformation

Undergoing a transformation

Posted by on 14, Jul 2017 in News | 0 comments

Work is in progress to change the Junior Common Room at St John’s College at The University of Sydney from dark and serious to a bright and pleasant space. The new look is a close interpretation of the original colour scheme. Other work is planned, but a coat of paint can make quite a difference!

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