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A symbolic building for interdisciplinary science

When designing its new research facility, Boston's Northeastern University set ambitious goals for sustainability and energy efficiency. We spoke with the Arup team behind the innovative engineering design, as well as…

Office visit: Snøhetta New York

Walk from the elevator bank to Snøhetta’s Lower Manhattan office and you’ll find yourself in a large multipurpose common space. With no front desk in sight, you may strike up…

Design library: Game changers and curious gardens

Doggerel is always on the lookout for good books. This installment of Design Library features selections that explore the multitude of perspectives that can emerge from a singular context. * From Paul Simpson,…

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…