Tagged: Architecture

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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...

Architect Focus: Will Alsop
11 Jul

Architect Focus: Will Alsop

Earlier this year we sadly said goodbye to one of the UK’s most unique and innovative architects, Will Alsop. So in this Architect Focus we’re taking a look at the...

Westbury’s Pick: The Ting Xi Bamboo Pavilion
26 Feb

Westbury’s Pick: The Ting Xi Bamboo Pavilion

The stunning Ting Xi Bamboo Pavilion is nestled within a leafy suburban forest close to the centre of Xiamen – a quaint coastal city in China.