design

The multimedia museum

The field of exhibit design is being pushed to ever-headier technological heights as museums seek to engage audiences accustomed to constant digital stimulation. Too often, however, high-density audiovisual content can…

Daylight and daily commutes

This Friday we’re featuring the Fulton Center, the renovated transit hub (which Arup is proud to have worked on) that untangled subway lines and opened its atrium to sunlight. 1. The New…

Net zero learning

For its new tech-focused New York City campus, Cornell University set out to create one of America’s most sustainable university centers. With the net zero Bloomberg Center now in construction, I interviewed…

Changing the code

Each article in our Design Details series focuses on a single innovation from a design project. For our first post: the Philadelphia fire stair that wasn’t. ** Although their work is typically visible only in…

Spider webs and fiber nets

This Friday we’re featuring Studio Echelman’s latest sculpture As If It Were Already Here and the public interest, puzzlement, and praise it has generated. 1. The Boston Globe examines how…

Museums and mushroom mazes

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Civil Engineering Magazine examines the architectural and engineering challenge of unifying three distinct structures into…