Architecture

Fort Regent Regeneration

Fort Regent in Jersey is an icon for the island. Sitting on top of Mont de la Ville, it overlooks the main town of St Helier and the bay of St Aubin. History. The Fort itself was built in 1806, during the Napoleonic Wars, to defend the island against invasion. Named in honour of the […]

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The Palms

Introducing our most recently finished project, The Palms. Situated in the parish of St Brelade with stunning views over St Ouen’s bay, from Corbiere lighthouse to L’Etacq this project is all about the vista! The original property started life as a double garage that was then converted into a one-bedroom property. Finally, it was extended […]

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A Crafty Revolution.

One of the most influential, profound and far-reaching design movements in modern times, the Arts and crafts movement began in Britain in the 1880s and quickly spread across America and Europe. The movement took it’s name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society founded in 1887, but encompassed a wide range of like-minded societies, workshops […]

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Precious Concrete

This week Vesta attended an inspiring lecture on architectural concrete. The lecture was held by Elaine Toogood from the Concrete Centre in England, who came over to highlight the fact that concrete can be beautiful, not just structural. It definitely worked. So much so that this week we thought we would share what is possible […]

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Invisible Heights.

The race for the tallest skyscraper will be forever ongoing. To be the architect to design an iconic tower is an opportunity of a lifetime. American firm GDS Architects has decided to create an iconic tower that will be known not for it’s height, but for the fact that it can become invisible! The South […]

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Reach for the Sky.

Superman can leap over tall buildings with a single bound, but by tall buildings did they mean skyscrapers? If Superman was bounding around I think he would probably hang around some of these majestic beauties, whose designers believed that the sky really is the limit.   56 Leonard Street, New York by Herzog and De […]

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Amazing Museums

Museums contain the most amazing artefacts and performances, installations and art, but do we ever stop and look at what is housing these beautiful things? This week we are taking a closer look at some incredible buildings which contain light and capacious spaces ideally suited to one purpose – to be a museum.    Vennesla […]

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Keeping it Cool White.

During this beautiful weather there is one thing that really stands out, the colour White. This week we have a collection of some very cool white buildings. Some are iconic and others lesser known, but all have one thing in common, they are unapologetically white. Let us know which are your favourites. National Museum in […]

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Dipping a Toe into Swimming Pools

We are entering the heat of the summer, and how better to keep ourselves cool than a luxurious dip in a swimming pool? This week we have gathered together a selection of beautifully designed pools for your perusal. Let us know which are your favourites! House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. This incredible […]

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Beach Hut Haven.

Last week we looked at some amazing Beach houses, but what about the humble Beach Hut? Still a coveted possession – in some places with a decade long waiting list – beach huts are quite often handed down from generation to generation. The new generation of Beach Huts do not take on the typical form; […]

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