Heatherwick hits back at Vessel critics and defends Hudson Yards

Designer Thomas Heatherwick has defended the controversial Hudson Yards development in New York City, saying people “shouldn’t underestimate what it takes” to build public spaces with private money. Heatherwick, whose Vessel structure sits on a raised plaza at the heart of the Midtown development, addressed criticism of his project and the wider development in a […]

Roof completes on Heatherwick and BIG’s Google HQ

New photos capture the latest progress on the headquarters that BIG and Heatherwick Studio have designed for Google in California’s Mountain View. Silicon Valley photography company The 111th took the images of Google’s new campus, currently under construction in Mountain View, California. Danish architect Bjarke Ingels‘ international firm BIG and London’s Heatherwick Studio, led by […]

Heatherwick Studio reveals designs for “gigantic planted pergola” in Tokyo

Construction has begun on the Toranomon-Azabudai district in central Tokyo, where Japan’s tallest skyscraper will sit alongside buildings and a landscaped pergola designed by Heatherwick Studio. Heatherwick Studio designed the public realm and numerous low-rise blocks for the development within the Minato ward of Tokyo based on the idea of creating a giant plant-filled pergola. “As […]

Heatherwick Studio reveals first images of Singapore tower with shell-like balconies

Heatherwick Studio has released photos of EDEN, a 20-storey concrete tower that is nearing completion in the Orchard Road neighbourhood of Singapore. Set to complete later this year, the 104.5-metre-tall building, commissioned by Swire Properties, is Heatherwick Studio‘s first residential project in Asia. Designed to “entwine nature with city apartment living”, EDEN will contain 20 luxury apartments fronted […]

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