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World’s tallest Passivhaus building set to be built in Canada

November 23, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
A visual of the Passivhaus 1075 Nelson Street's exterior by WKK Architects in Vancouver

UK studio WKK Architects has revealed visuals of the undulating 1075 Nelson Street skyscraper in Vancouver, which is set to become the world’s tallest Passivhaus building. Designed for a site overlooking Nelson Park in the city’s West End neighbourhood, the slender 178-metre-high skyscraper will contain 480 highly energy efficient residential units. It is being developed

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Grand Cayman beach hotel Palm Heights is styled like a 1970s Caribbean mansion

November 22, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Palm Heights Grand Cayman by Gabriella Khalil

Creative director Gabriella Khalil has created Grand Cayman’s first boutique hotel, the beachfront Palm Heights, filled with collectible design pieces like Mario Bellini sofas, Ingo Maurer lights and an Ettore Sottsass rug. Khalil is the creative director and founder of Palm Heights, located on the well-known, white sand Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, the

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Den Cabin Kit is a DIY wooden guesthouse that can be built in a few days

November 18, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
A-frame Cabin Kit by Den Outdoors

Cabin-design company Den has launched a flat-packed, kit-of-parts for a steeply pitched cabin, known as an A-frame, that can be assembled in just a few days. The 115-square-foot (10.68-square-metre) Den Cabin Kit has slanted wooden walls with a large triangular window. It is designed to be an ideal guest house, yoga studio or study. Prefabricated

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Dezeen commissions artist Kelly Anna to design artwork for Paddington Square

November 18, 2020 Calum Lindsay 0
Kelly Anna's artwork for Paddington Square

Dezeen and developer Sellar have teamed up to commission illustrator Kelly Anna to create an artwork to wrap around the site of Paddington Square, an upcoming development in London designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The development is centred on a crystalline building that will house 14 floors of light-filled workspaces with views across London.

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Demolition of Tadao Ando-designed wall in Manchester begins

November 18, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Tadao Ando's wall in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Demolition has begun on a wall in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, which forms part of Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s only building in the UK. Removal of the six-metre-long concrete wall, which locals have dubbed the Berlin Wall, began on 16 November and is expected to be completed this week. The freestanding wall was built as part

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Glass tubes and curvy roofs play with light in Steven Holl’s Houston arts museum

November 17, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Nancy and Rich Kinder Building by Steven Holl Architects

Translucent glass tubes meet with curvy roofs “imagined from cloud circles” in this art museum US firm Steven Holl designed for Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Steven Holl Architects’ Nancy and Rich Kinder Building – which forms part of a major campus redesign – is split into segments topped with curved roofs. This creates gaps

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Studio Gang transforms Wisconsin power plant into Beloit College student union

November 16, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Beloit Powerhouse by Studio Gang

US firm Studio Gang has completed its transformation of a coal-burning power plant into the wellness-focused student union for Beloit College in Wisconsin with a suspended running track looping through the building. The 100-year-old plant building, which is located between the campus of the arts college and Rock River in Beloit, was updated to include

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Cavernous brick vaults define Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum in China

November 16, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Inside the Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum by Studio Zhu-Pei

Studio Zhu-Pei housed galleries within vaulted red-brick structures to create the Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum in Jiangxi province, China. Located in the city of Jingdezhen, the museum’s sweeping structures each have a unique size, curvature and length, designed by Studio Zhu-Pei to recall the forms of traditional brick kilns. Both Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum’s design

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Frama creates ultra-minimal interiors for Juno the Bakery in Copenhagen

November 16, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Dining area of Juno the Bakery in Copenhagen

Multidisciplinary studio Frama has finished this bakery in Copenhagen with off-white walls and terrazzo floors, allowing the bread loaves and pastries on offer to take centre stage. Juno the Bakery is situated in the city’s Østerbro neighbourhood, taking over the ground floor of a five-storey residential building. The popular bakery was originally located a couple

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Thirty kitchens designed by architects

November 14, 2020 India Block 0
Thirty kitchen roundup

Looking for inspiration for your dream kitchen? Here are 30 architect-designed kitchens from our archives. This roundup is the latest in a series of stories that bring together visual inspiration for the home. See our recent posts showcasing ten colourful kitchen interiors, thirty bathrooms designed by architects and seven bedrooms with statement walls. Home Farm

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