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British architect Diane Haigh dies aged 73

August 17, 2022 James Parkes 0
Portrait image of Diane Haigh

Architect, educator and former Allies and Morrison director Diane Haigh, who led projects including the refurbishment of London’s Royal Festival Hall, has died aged 73. Haigh passed away unexpectedly on 31 July 2022. She was a director at British architecture firm Allies and Morrison from 1996 to 2007 before becoming a consultant director at the

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MVRDV unveils pair of skyscrapers with “stratified cliff” facades

August 16, 2022 James Parkes 0
Render of Oasis Towers lit at twilight

Dutch architecture studio MVRDV has revealed the Oasis Towers development in Nanjing, China, which is comprised of two L-shaped skyscrapers with angular cliff-like facades. Named Oasis Towers, the mixed-use residential and commercial development comprises two 150-metre tall skyscrapers and is set to be built on a site at the edge of Nanjing’s Jiangbei New Area

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Ten steely kitchens that use metal as their primary material

August 13, 2022 James Parkes 0
Interior image of a steel kitchen

A black steel island fitted between original cast-iron columns, a gleaming stainless-steel kitchen and one with reclaimed metal cabinetry are among the kitchen interiors featured in our latest lookbook. Metal kitchens can make for a stylish addition to a residential interior, often lending the heart of the home an industrial and restaurant-style look. These types

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Concrete infrastructure informs Acne Studios’ limestone-clad Rue Saint Honoré store

August 9, 2022 James Parkes 0
Interior image of Acne Studios limestone-clad Rue Saint Honoré store

Fashion brand Acne Studios has opened a “monolithic” store on Paris’ Rue Saint Honoré, designed in collaboration with architecture studio Arquitectura-G, that references a Stockholm skatepark and its Parisian setting. Located on Rue Saint Honoré, a historic street and renowned shopping destination in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, the store was created by Acne Studios

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Revival is a concept for a demountable and scalable school in Ukraine

August 8, 2022 James Parkes 0
Render of the blue and yellow exterior of Revival which a concept for a demountable and scalable school in Ukraine

Ukrainian architecture studio Zikzak has designed a collapsible, modular school building that aims to restore infrastructure that was destroyed as a result of the Ukraine War. Titled Revival, the school building was designed in response to the devastation caused by the Ukraine War and can house over 176 students within an aluminium, modular structure that

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Sou Fujimoto designs circular holiday home topped with bowl-shaped meadow roof

August 7, 2022 James Parkes 0
Aerial render of Not A Hotel Ishigaki which is disc-shaped

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has revealed the design for a disc-shaped villa with a swooping green roof on Japan’s Ishigaki Island for hotelier Not A Hotel. Located on Ishigaki Island, an idyllic island in Japan’s southwestern region of Okinawa, Not A Hotel Ishigaki was designed to host up to 10 people while being “connected to

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Studio Other Spaces creates colourful conical glass pavilion for Californian winery

August 2, 2022 James Parkes 0
Image of the interior of the glass pavilion

Artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann’s firm Studio Other Spaces has created the Vertical Panorama Pavilion, a conical pavilion made from 832 coloured glass panels, for a winery in California. The pavilion was designed by Berlin-based Studio Other Spaces for the winery The Donum Estate in the Sonoma Valley, California. It has a conical form

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Ten interiors with relaxing hammocks in place of furniture

July 31, 2022 James Parkes 0
Light courtyard with a white hammock and large tree

A 13-square-metre apartment in Poland and a trio of holiday homes built around living trees feature in our latest lookbook of ten interiors with hammocks to relax in and comfortable netted floors. A hammock is a sling constructed from fabric, netting or rope and suspended from two or more anchor points. Hammocks are used for

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Kanye West’s Yeezy Gap collection launched in bins at Herzog & de Meuron Miami car park

July 29, 2022 James Parkes 0
Image of a person wearing Yeezy Gap engineered by Balenciaga

Musician Kanye West’s latest collaboration with retailer Gap and fashion brand Balenciaga has launched at a series of dumpster-style pop-ups across the US and at Gap’s Times Square store. The much-anticipated launch of the second Yeezy Gap engineered by Balenciaga collection took place at several pop-ups including one at Herzog & de Meuron’s 1111 Lincoln Road multi-storey car park. Yeezy Gap

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John Pawson designs pair of “intimate” limestone villas on Ibiza

July 25, 2022 James Parkes 0
John Pawson designs two luxury limestone villas in Ibiza

British designer John Pawson has revealed designs for two luxury limestone villas, which will be built on the residential Sabina estate on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. The two Pawson-designed villas are set to be built in Ibiza’s western village of Sant Agusti des Vedrà within a private luxury residential estate. Named Can Almendro and

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