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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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The answer is blowing in the wind.

Anthony Howe is a kinetic sculptor. He creates amazing pieces of moving art that enchant and manipulate ones’ perspective. His goal is to achieve elegance of movement from a very industrial material: Steel. Anthony started out as a painter in New York, and was working as a superintendent for a warehouse, which caused him to […]

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Hacking Halloween.

Last year we posted a blog about the amazing jack ’o lanterns by Ray Villafane, who has scary skills when it comes to carving. This year we wanted to have a go ourselves. So when Bootstrap Ltd invited us to a ‘Hacking Halloween’ Party at their Fab Lab, it seems our dreams had come true. […]

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Installing Art.

This week we are focusing on one artist, Najla Zein Design Studio.  Najla is from Paris and studied Product Design at University there, before finally completing a Masters Degree in Interior Architecture at Ecole Camondo. She lived in Rotterdam before moving to Beirut to open her Design Studio and Instruct at the American University of […]

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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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Stairways to the Heart.

We earlier submitted a blog about Stairways to Heaven, with a focus on the sculptural objects that they can become. This week we are presenting more staircases that will wind their way into your hearts. Let us know favourite stairs. Melk Abbey, Austria by Jakob Prandtauer. Built as a Benedictine Abbey in 1736, Melk Abbey […]

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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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