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3D printed Daedalus Pavilion

Designers’ novel thinking about data,...

Alvise Simondetti

Alvise Simondetti

30 March 2017 / 7 Comment(s)

Designing for better indoor air quality

People around the world spend increasing amounts...

Emily Walport

Emily Walport

07 July 2016 / 7 Comment(s)

Buildings must promote healthy communities. Credit: Ben Richardson

As place-makers we have to contend with and...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

05 May 2016 / 4 Comment(s)

Building designed for the future

Cities across the globe are facing increasing...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

21 March 2016 / 7 Comment(s)

Green plants between escalators at One Central Park, Sydney. Credit: Carl Drury

Look around you. Besides some plants, if you are...

Kaitlyn Gillis

Kaitlyn Gillis

11 February 2016 / 3 Comment(s)

Sabre Sustainable Kindergarten, Dwabor, Ghana. Credit: Tim White

I believe that placing people at the heart of...

Becci Taylor

Becci Taylor

20 August 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Energy efficiency levels for buildings

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has...

David Barker

David Barker

13 August 2015 / 0 Comment(s)

M&S Newcastle store with green wall. Credit: David Charlton Photography

Would your retail property withstand a flood,...

Polly Turton

Polly Turton

10 August 2015 / 4 Comment(s)

Timber building, Embassy for Refugees. Credit: Natasha Reid

When you think of innovation in the built...

Luca Buzzoni

Luca Buzzoni

16 July 2015 / 0 Comment(s)

Giant windows. © McAteer Photograph by Alan McAteer

I think that the majority of engineers believe...

Tom Bunn

Tom Bunn

02 July 2015 / 14 Comment(s)

Lighting at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Credit: Darren Soh

Imagine if your lights could talk to you and to...

Francesco Anselmo

Francesco Anselmo

14 May 2015 / 7 Comment(s)

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Credit: Timothy Hursley

Having lived and worked in both Singapore and...

Russell Cole

Russell Cole

05 May 2015 / 2 Comment(s)

Louvres on the the PeopleBuilding in Hemel Hempstead, UK. Credit: Chris Gascoigne

It seems the easiest way to achieve an optimum...

Jacob Knight

Jacob Knight

23 April 2015 / 22 Comment(s)

Copenhagen district heating plant on the horizon

There’s plenty of discussion about...

Afaan Naqvi

Afaan Naqvi

02 April 2015 / 10 Comment(s)

Dulles International Airport wayfinding signage

What if you could carry out a post-occupancy...

Alvise Simondetti

Alvise Simondetti

26 March 2015 / 4 Comment(s)

A window being opened manually.

We need to put people back at the centre of...

Becci Taylor

Becci Taylor

16 February 2015 / 8 Comment(s)

Flats in residential buildings in central London. Credit: © Hufton+Crow/L&G

I work in an office where the windows cannot be...

Michael Stych

Michael Stych

06 November 2014 / 12 Comment(s)

Z15 tower in Beijing. Credit: Kohn Pederson Fox Associates

Parametric design lets you specify the key...

Dorothee Citerne

Dorothee Citerne

30 October 2014 / 3 Comment(s)

Green wall of Singapore School of the Arts. Credit Darren Soh

Private developers are being pushed to...

Ralph Wilson

Ralph Wilson

18 September 2014 / 2 Comment(s)

Graffiti on run down estate garage

Whose job is it to prevent crime? The police? The...

Rachel Armitage

Rachel Armitage

08 September 2014 / 24 Comment(s)

Nanotube image

When you think about the construction industry,...

Mark Bowers

Mark Bowers

21 August 2014 / 4 Comment(s)

BIM model of a sludge treatment facility

Opinions differ on exactly how, and indeed how...

Dan Clipsom

Dan Clipsom

31 July 2014 / 6 Comment(s)

Hazard Owl world map of natural disasters

An essential part of resilience in the face of...

Tim Mote

Tim Mote

21 July 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

Galleria West Shopping Centre at night, Seoul

As a lighting designer I firmly believe that,...

Siegrid Siderius

Siegrid Siderius

17 July 2014 / 9 Comment(s)

Pantheon Oculus

If we want to make the most of daylight in our...

Solmaz Esmailzadeh

Solmaz Esmailzadeh

14 July 2014 / 6 Comment(s)

Construction view of cranes in Hong Kong.

Buildings often use much more material than is...

Andrea Charlson

Andrea Charlson

25 June 2014 / 8 Comment(s)

Corridor in the Harris Academy, South Norwood, London.

To what extent do we, as architects and...

Ann Marie Aguilar

Ann Marie Aguilar

28 April 2014 / 16 Comment(s)

San Francisco.

If San Francisco were to experience a repeat of...

Ibrahim Almufti

Ibrahim Almufti

15 April 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

Brazil cityscape.

Throughout history, cities have demonstrated...

Jo da Silva

Jo da Silva

10 April 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

electricity meter.

Have you ever considered that the...

Roy James

Roy James

03 April 2014 / 8 Comment(s)

Ove Arup

I believe that by employing the techniques of the...

Richard Boyd

Richard Boyd

10 March 2014 / 21 Comment(s)

Doughnuts.

Surely it’s high time we gave our buildings...

Graham Dodd

Graham Dodd

06 March 2014 / 5 Comment(s)

Old oscilloscope screen

Design briefs hardly ever include a description...

Tateo Nakajima

Tateo Nakajima

13 February 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

musicians playing

I think design is at its best when people can...

Anne Guthrie

Anne Guthrie

06 December 2013 / 6 Comment(s)

Southorn Garden Development/Central & Wanchai Station Development, MTR, Hong Kong

You’re stuck on the 25th floor of a...

Jack Pappin

Jack Pappin

13 November 2013 / 38 Comment(s)

Arial view of the Eden Project complex in Cornwall. Credit Graham Gaunt.

I believe that, done responsibly, construction is...

Alistair Guthrie

Alistair Guthrie

05 September 2013 / 2 Comment(s)

Shows the construction phase of the Tamedia Building in Zurich, by Shigeru Ban architects, in which the wooden post and beam frame of the office building is clearly visible. Photo credit and copyright: Blumer Lehmann.

I don’t know about you, but I’d be...

Andrew Lawrence

Andrew Lawrence

08 August 2013 / 17 Comment(s)

Looking out across the London skyline from a naturally lit corridor in the Central St Giles Bloomsbury development. Credit: © Hufton+Crow/L&G

Embracing daylight is critical to sustainable...

Florence Lam

Florence Lam

10 July 2013 / 10 Comment(s)

Exterior view of the Centre Pompidou in Paris in which the exposed building services that give the building its iconic ‘inside out’ form are clearly visible. Copyright Arup.

Technology may have moved on since the 1970s, but...

Andy Sedgwick

Andy Sedgwick

06 June 2013 / 34 Comment(s)

A crane lowers a prefabricated wall into place as part of a prefabricated home assembly. Source istock #7289024.

I first encountered Ove Arup in 1964 when I was...

Peter Lennard

Peter Lennard

01 May 2013 / 12 Comment(s)

Damage to Christchurch Cathedral in Christchurch CBD following the earthquake on 22 February 2011. Image credit NZ Defence Force. Creative Commons via Flickr.

Base isolation is seismic...

Kubilây Hiçyilmaz

Kubilây Hiçyilmaz

16 April 2013 / 25 Comment(s)

Close-up view of the Lloyds of London building. Credit Harry Sowdon. Copyright Arup.

Imagine if buildings were electronically tagged...

Mark Bowers

Mark Bowers

10 April 2013 / 16 Comment(s)

A booming Asia creates opportunities to export Australia’s sustainability skills and knowledge. But first, we must show through independent assessment that we can build more sustainably in Australia. Key to this will be sustainability ratings...

Romily Madew

Romily Madew

24 January 2013 / 0 Comment(s)

Airports around the world are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels and temperatures, plus changes in precipitation, are all putting airport infrastructure and operations at risk. Airports need to address this urgently, and...

Debra Lam

Debra Lam

14 January 2013 / 0 Comment(s)

Computers can do a lot of things, but they can’t replace imagination and intuition. For modernist framed buildings – with structural concepts derived from that of Le Corbusier’s Domino House – computers are essential to...

Martin Manning

Martin Manning

06 December 2012 / 14 Comment(s)

Les salines royales d'Arc et Senans - an example of an early planned community. (Credit Ortillebis | Source Flickr | Creative Commons)

Visiting a new settlement planned on utopian...

Corinne Swain

Corinne Swain

29 October 2012 / 12 Comment(s)

How well optimised do you think the structure of the building you are sitting in is? By that I mean, how close to its limit is the material holding up the building? How much of that material is redundant? I think the answer to the last question...

Richard Boyd

Richard Boyd

24 October 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

Baggage hall at Jet Blue, Terminal 5, JFK Airport, New York. Credit Nic Lehoux Gensler

When major developments open their doors without...

Darren Briggs

Darren Briggs

21 September 2012 / 8 Comment(s)

A view of the Sydney Greenhouse by Joost - diners viewed through windows surrounded by 'living wall's of potted plants.

For those of you who haven’t heard, the...

Joost Bakker

Joost Bakker

28 June 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

Grain Silos at the Guinness Brewery against a blue sky. Credit and copyright Norton Associates.

Reflecting on the surprising, delightful breadth...

Tristram Carfrae

Tristram Carfrae

07 June 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

Opening ceremony for a dedicated health facility for the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH). Copyright Arup.

Improving the health of disadvantaged communities...

Katie Wood

Katie Wood

31 May 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

A view of the diagrid structure supporting the new concourse roof at London's Kings Cross station. Photo by Thomas Graham.

In a year when the eyes of the world will be...

Sir John Sorrell OBE

Sir John Sorrell OBE

21 May 2012 / 0 Comment(s)

Designers and engineers dream of creating highly responsive building façades that mimic nature and change in response to their environment. Like flowers, they would open and close in relation to the light. This is a new field of research but...

Jan Wurm

Jan Wurm

15 May 2012 / 5 Comment(s)

Chiswick Park, a phased development of 12 buildings, has created a thriving workplace that embraces a philosophy of "Enjoy Work" - putting people, rather than buildings, at the heart West London.

Look at the nature of a national economy and...

Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts

28 March 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

Repairs being undertaken to buildings in Christchurch

Following the disastrous earthquakes that have...

Andrew Wisdom

Andrew Wisdom

17 February 2012 / 5 Comment(s)

If the UK’s building sector supply chain is to achieve energy efficiency targets it will need to overcome an accepted culture of fragmentation and recognise the value in working together. You don’t have to look far to see the benefits...

Jeremy Watson

Jeremy Watson

15 December 2011 / 25 Comment(s)

Air pollution billows from one of four factory chimneys.

As you may have heard, the new carbon price is...

Peter Bailey

Peter Bailey

13 October 2011 / 0 Comment(s)

BedZed  Credit Chris Twinn. Copyright Arup/Chris Twinn.

Last year we celebrated the arrival in Melbourne...

Mike Rainbow

Mike Rainbow

30 August 2011 / 1 Comment(s)