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Design library: International Women’s Day edition

Doggerel is always on the lookout for good books. In recognition of International Women’s Day, here are selections from, by, or about women, covering topics from empathy in design to the challenge…

Sound bites: Guidance from across the pond

How can we normalize energy efficiency? Chris Jofeh, an Arup director specializing in building retrofits, shares conclusions from global research on attempts to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.…

Healing the healer through design

In 1999, the National Academies made headlines across the United States with a report claiming that hospital errors cause more deaths each year than AIDS, breast cancer, or car wrecks. Faulting the…

Design library: Culture and the city

Doggerel is always on the lookout for good books. This installment of Design Library features selections that explore the role of art and culture in cities around the world. * From Gavin Steingo, an…

The DIY passive house

When Clayton Binkley and Adrienne James began designing a Scandinavian-summer-home-inspired residence in Seattle, they weren’t trying to build a passive house. Binkley, a structural engineer at Arup, and James, an…

Subway line comfort and lunar colonies

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Wired Magazine profiles the sensory “comfiness” of the Second Avenue Subway line’s first four stations. 2.…

Deep roots for a Montana music barn

In 1947, composer Benjamin Britten settled in Aldeburgh, a coastal town in eastern England. Soon after, he cofounded a music festival that turned the area into a destination for classical music lovers…