design

Canoes and the cold

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Building Design + Construction Magazine profiles the winning design for the new Canadian Canoe Museum in…

Architecture as the production of ideas?

The Canadian Centre for Architecture’s (CCA) current exhibition focuses on experimental practices that question the designer’s role in society. Presenting 23 groups spanning from the 1960s to today, The Other…

Wrap-around sound and art from the abandoned

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Wired profiles NASA’s Orbit Pavilion, the seashell-shaped structure that allows visitors to experience the spacecraft in…

Cautious optimism in the wake of COP21

Over the next few weeks, Doggerel will explore last month’s historic climate change agreement and its implications for the design industry. Fiona Cousins, who attended the COP21 conference in her role…

Wilderness and concrete

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Curbed NY’s Camera Obscura provides a last glimpse of the accidental wilderness in Hunter’s Point South,…

Timber trends and airport gems

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. The Real Deal questions whether timber mid-rise and high-rise buildings can overcome their tinderbox associations to…

Robot chemists? The evolution of lab design

How have laboratories — the home of scientific innovation — evolved over the centuries to help researchers develop their ideas? These questions lie at the heart of Peter J. T. Morris’s new…

Color and shadow

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. designboom profiles the new parti–color Nova Pavilion at the foot of New York City’s Flatiron Building. Its varied…