design

San Francisco and the skyline

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Interior Design Magazine delves into how Dropbox’s San Francisco headquarters were designed to stand out from…

Sound bites: Healthy buildings, healthy society

How can we create a healthier society? According to structural engineer Cormac Deavy, rethinking the design team is a good start. Questions or comments for Cormac? Contact cormac.deavy@arup.com.

Awe-inspiring spaces and awesome rides

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. ArchDaily takes a look at the new Bellevue First Congregational Church, featuring rich indirect light that…

Fast-paced design for a downtown office boom

The mid-20th-century rise of the American corporation coincided with the decline of the nation’s cities and the explosion of its suburbs. The result: a proliferation of office parks. “By the…

Rational poetry

Walking through design offices and flipping through archives, we’re often struck by glimpses of images that aren’t immediately decipherable — the one above, for instance. Our What’s That? series tells their stories.   …