A continuing story

Not every piece of furniture is from Ikea and need fall apart. The Ferguson chair is a well-loved piece of our office that’s feeling a little battered. It’s comfortable and...

It’s the Christmas repair season

The scaffolding is up at St Andrew’s College at the University of Sydney, heralding the annual summer season of restoration and maintenance work. Developed by Hector Abrahams in 2003, the...

A Building Revitalized

It took almost three years from conception to completion, but last night saw the official re-opening of 31 Bligh Street as the headquarters of the Lowy Institute, the highly respected...

Bylong Valley – a cultural landscape

Yesterday, the NSW Independent Planning Commission refused the development of the Bylong Valley coalmine. The decision allows this beautiful valley to be retained unscathed. At the request of the Heritage...

Hands-on architects

There is nothing quite like doing something yourself to improve your understanding of the process, materials and any complications that might occur. For this reason, HAA is always supportive of...

The restored face of Reid House

Located in Sydney’s busy King Street, Reid House has been undergoing a transformation which will be completed very soon. It’s a special project for Hector Abrahams Architects, as not only...

Advice on maintaining an old church

There are a lot of historic churches throughout NSW and Canberra, reflecting the cultural significance of churches in previous generations, many of which are listed as heritage items either locally...

A ruin restored

HAA recently sent photographer Simon Anders to document the works we undertook to Victoria Cottage, located in Sydney’s inner west. The once derelict property, uninhabited for 32 years, is almost...

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