design

If you print it, they will come

Amsterdam-based architecture firm DUS is creating a full-sized 3D-printed house — and welcoming the public onsite throughout the process. Two of the firm’s partners, Hedwig Heinsman and Hans Vermeulen, spoke with us…

Educating the public about design and data

The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s latest major exhibition focuses on big data. We spoke with president and CEO Lynn Osmond about creating public dialogues to increase understanding of the fast-evolving field…

Living walls and green roofs

The first thing that strikes you when you enter the lobby of Arup’s San Francisco office is the mass of vegetation mounted behind the front desk. Engineer Kirstin Weeks in…

Looking to history to shape a modern performance venue

Arup’s Alban Bassuet describes the acoustic design of the Greek National Opera at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, which incorporates lessons gathered from historic venues in Greece and around…

Considering the quake

Arup and SOFTlab created a large-scale sculpture to help communicate the concepts behind earthquake engineering for the Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge exhibition at the New York…

Bridges in the sky

Sky bridges are a growing trend in contemporary tall building design. More than mere pedestrian links, these often-immense structures provide formal distinction, expanded means of egress, increased floor area, and…

On usefulness and international development

Stefan Kohler helps lead Arup’s International Development group, which collaborates with development and community organizations to provide technical and managerial expertise in communities around the world. Founded three years ago,…