design

Outer space and idle space

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Fast Company illuminates the vision behind The Hubble Cantata, an event where virtual reality headsets allowed…

The very knobby pineapple

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.   …

Pyramidal plans and Pokémon in public

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. The Architect’s Newspaper highlights the earthquake-resistant design of Torre Reforma, the 57-story tower with a triangular…

Bikeable reality and natural creativity

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition talks bridging the Bay Bridge bike path gap from West Oakland…

Victoria and Albert and Ove

This Friday we’re highlighting Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design, a retrospective open now at the Victoria and Albert Museum. 1. Metropolis Magazine describes Arup’s founder as…