Environmental

Mountainous Buildings.

Stefano Boeri is an inspirational Italian architect who revels in the design of innovative green structures. His most recent project is due to start on site shortly and is part of his Vertical Forrest series. The 117m tall apartment building is located in Lausanne, Switzerland and will be the first building to be covered in […]

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Royal Principles

In 1984 Prince Charles rocked the architectural world by bad mouthing Modern Architecture and critising iconic modern projects at the RIBA 150th Anniversary dinner. Whether he expected it or not, his opinion was heard and projects that he critisied were abandoned. Over the years Prince Charles has used his influence to mold the shape of […]

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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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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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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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Building out of sticks.

Timber framed buildings are the oldest form of structure. The most traditional construction material, it is often overlooked now for concrete. So this week we are showcasing some modern buildings that are embracing Wood as a main feature within the structure. Fincube, Bozen Italy by Studio Aisslinger Designed as a nomadic housing concept the Fincube […]

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Living in a Fish Bowl.

People have varying views on living in a glass house. Some people believe that it is like living within a fish bowl and that all privacy is lost. Others see it as a way of blurring the boundary between inside and outside. What ever your view might be, I am sure at least one of […]

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EcoBuild the Future.

Every year at the beginning of March London hosts the EcoBuild exhibition. Launched in 2005, the exhibition has steadily grown every year to become the biggest event in the world for sustainable design and construction. The exhibition includes an exhibition hall of over 1,500 suppliers of sustainable products and innovative materials. There is also an […]

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It’s not easy being Green?

With the Hobbit film due to come out in a couple of weeks, we thought we would take a glance at the modern day Hobbit houses. Green living is no longer a hobbit hole in the ground, but a much more refined dwelling. Some don’t even reference their green credentials on the outside, but contain […]

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