Tagged: Architecture

Westbury Windows & Joinery blog.

Does the Golden Ratio really make buildings more beautiful?
16 Jun

Does the Golden Ratio really make buildings more beautiful?

The golden ratio, sometimes referred to as the "divine proportion," a formula dating back to 300BC, is said to be the root of all beauty in nature, art and architecture....

The floating Ravelijn Bridge in the Netherlands
20 Nov

The floating Ravelijn Bridge in the Netherlands

RO&AD Architecten used Accoya® to create this spectacular "floating" bridge in the Dutch city of Bergen op Zoom. This 80-meter-long pedestrian bridge crosses over the Pielekenswater and was inspired by...

How to keep your house cool during a heatwave
17 Aug

How to keep your house cool during a heatwave

Maintaining a cool temperature starts with a building’s design. Known in the architecture world as ‘passive cooling techniques’, there are ways to ensure a home feels comfortable when temperatures become...

NEON’s moving ‘Shiver House’ is re-imagined in wood
12 Aug

NEON’s moving ‘Shiver House’ is re-imagined in wood

It was a traditional Finnish Hut that inspired the designers at NEON to create the ‘Shiver House.’ Due to the installation’s popularity, the structure has now been re-created in wood.

Architect focus: Cèsar Manrique
22 Nov

Architect focus: Cèsar Manrique

It has been 100 years since Cèsar Manrique, the architect of buildings including Mirador del Rio, Jameos del Agua and the Lago Martiánez, was born. The innovative designer and ecological...

Gensler unveils light-filled design for temporary Pavillon Notre-Dame
12 Aug

Gensler unveils light-filled design for temporary Pavillon Notre-Dame

Designs for a temporary place of worship have just been released by Gensler, a London-based international architecture and design firm. We take a look at the bright and airy design...

Emerging natural architecture
07 Jun

Emerging natural architecture

Back in 2016, designer Alexandre Grivko successfully transformed the historical Jardin D’Etretat from a perfectly pleasant French garden into an internationally renowned, one-of-a-kind art space by using architectural principles in...

Architect focus: Jean Nouvel
23 Apr

Architect focus: Jean Nouvel

This month’s inspirational Westbury pick is the famous French architect, Jean Nouvel…

8 of the world’s most famous windows
09 Oct

8 of the world’s most famous windows

Windows are a hugely important component of any property; they affect the way the light enters a building and therefore they affect the atmosphere inside.  

French windows: a brief history
22 Aug

French windows: a brief history

Is it a French window or a French door? – whatever you prefer to call it – this is a classic design feature with a rich history steeped in traditional...