Materials

Camouflage Building

When artist Phillip K Smith designed this amazing installation in the middle of the Joshua Tree desert in California, he created an incredible illusion. By replacing strips of the old timber cladding with long strips of mirror, he transformed a neglected shack into a structure that appears barely to be there! Phillip named this piece […]

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World’s Tallest 3D Printed Building!

Shanghai based construction firm WinSun Decoration Design Engineering has reached new heights, by utilising cutting edge 3D printing technology they have created the world’s tallest 3D printed building. This five storey apartment building is made entirely with a 3D printer and is on display at the Suzhou Industrial Park. The Park also boasts a 1,100 […]

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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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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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Creative Stationary.

As this week it is Valentines day, which famously had us all making our home made cards as children, we thought the topic this week of creative stationary would be inspiring. We’ve found some amazingly sculptural and inventive uses for your average piece of stationary. So raid those cupboards and maybe have a go yourself! […]

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Building in Ice

Considering the cold weather we are experiencing this month, we thought we would look at some cool creations, specifically Ice Hotels. Around the world there are 10 Ice Hotels and counting. The idea of staying in a massive ice sculpture seems to intrigue us and therefore more are appearing.   Everything in these hotels everything […]

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Playing with Lego.

Most children love Lego, but as adults we aren’t supposed to play with childrens’ toys anymore. Well this week we are showing you why that is a load of rubbish. So get stuck in and start playing with Lego!   This Kitchen island unit, designed by Munchausen, is made from 20,000 Lego bricks. The standard […]

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