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Heatherwick “isn’t involved” in designing national Covid-19 memorial

July 28, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Thomas Heatherwick

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has rejected claims that he is working on creating a coronavirus memorial following a meeting with representatives of the UK government. London-based Heatherwick Studio confirmed that the British designer met with the UK government, but has not been commissioned to design a Covid-19 memorial. Heatherwick “approached in an advisory capacity” The studio stated that

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Thomas Heatherwick in discussions with UK government over Covid-19 memorial

July 27, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Thomas Heatherwick

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has met with the UK government to discuss commemorating those who have died during the coronavirus pandemic. Records of the UK government’s recent ministerial meetings show that the designer met Cabinet Office minister Chloe Smith in March this year at a meeting described as: “To discuss Covid-19 commemoration”. The meeting was an

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Liverpool stripped of World Heritage status due to waterfront developments

July 21, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Liverpool loses World Heritage status UNESCO

UNESCO has stripped Liverpool of its prestigious World Heritage status after a UN committee found recent developments caused an “irreversible loss of attributes” in the city. Following a vote that took place in Fuzhou, China earlier today, the UK city has been removed from the list, which designates locations of Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) to

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Southwark Brick House peeks above a brick wall in Bermondsey

July 8, 2021 Alice Finney 0

London studio Satish Jassal Architects has completed a home in Bermondsey that integrates an existing brick wall. Built on the site of a former garage in the Thorburn Square conservation area, the architecture studio aimed to draw heavily on the areas “sensitive” location for the design of Southwark Brick House. An existing brick wall, which Satish Jassal

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Bak Gordon Arquitectos builds Casa Azul alongside elongated pool

July 6, 2021 Alice Finney 0
casa azul house next to a water tank

Portuguese studio Bak Gordon Arquitectos has completed a house alongside a long swimming pool in the Alentejo region of Portugal. The pool, which runs along the south wall of the house, was the starting point for Bak Gordon Arquitectos design of Casa Azul. “Built in the vast territory of Alentejo, the house emerges from the figure of an extensive

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Liverpool should be stripped of World Heritage status says UNESCO

June 30, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Two skyscrapers in Liverpool's dock

Liverpool is set to lose its World Heritage status, according to a UNESCO report citing detrimental waterfront developments “eroding the integrity” of the site. In its report into sites currently at risk, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) recorded a draft decision to remove Liverpool’s docks from the World Heritage list. “Decides to delete Liverpool –

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10 homes that would make ideal venues for a New Year’s Eve party

December 29, 2017 Alice Finney 0

With 2017 coming to a close, we’ve pulled together images from Pinterest of homes that would make great places to host a New Year’s Eve party. Our top 10 includes an English country house with interiors by Kate Moss and an Israeli residence with a six-metre-high wine bar. House of Parties, Israel, by Pitsou Kedem The name

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10 homes that would make ideal venues for a New Year’s Eve party

December 29, 2017 Alice Finney 0

With 2017 coming to a close, we’ve pulled together images from Pinterest of homes that would make great places to host a New Year’s Eve party. Our top 10 includes an English country house with interiors by Kate Moss and an Israeli residence with a six-metre-high wine bar. House of Parties, Israel, by Pitsou Kedem The name

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10 wintery chalets that offer sanctuary from the cold

December 15, 2017 Alice Finney 0

With temperatures continuing to plummet, we have scoured our Pinterest boards for 10 of the cosiest chalets in remote locations, including a 350-year-old hut in the Swiss Alps and a ski cabin at the top of a slope in Quebec. Mountain House, France, by Studio Razavi In line with strict local planning guidelines, French practice Studio Razavi designed

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10 homes organised around scenic ponds or lakes

December 8, 2017 Alice Finney 0

This week’s selection of popular homes from our Pinterest boards frame views across water – from a gabled house in Malaysia overlooking a koi pond to an Oregon home that can only be accessed by a bridge. House at the Pond, Austria, by Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten This house, designed by Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten, balances on

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