design

Poetry and practicality

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Curbed highlights Ove Arup’s pioneering and philosophically bent career, describing how he changed the design of…

Sound bites: Taller wood buildings

David Barber, a principal and fire engineer in Arup's Washington DC office, discusses the potential of tall wood buildings in the United States and a competition that hopes to spur…

Audrey Hepburn and making an entrance

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce profiles The Mark, the slender, sophisticated tower whose design…

Additive manufacturing and modern architecture

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Architectural Record examines the infiltration of 3D printing into conventional construction practices. 2. Atlas Obscura ditches visions…