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Thames Barrier

By introducing the dimension of time into the...

Paul Davies

Paul Davies

13 April 2017 / 6 Comment(s)

Inside the Singapore Sports Hub

When a sports team moves to a new stadium, often...

Andrew Edge

Andrew Edge

10 April 2017 / 3 Comment(s)

Living roof in Mayfair, London.

Natural cliffs in the landscape play home to a...

Tessa Brunette

Tessa Brunette

06 April 2017 / 1 Comment(s)

Sheep all standing together, looking the same way - not challenging the status quo.

Education providers at all levels have a duty to...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

02 March 2017 / 0 Comment(s)

'Bosco Verticale' apartment buildings in Milan.

Why are some architects scared to use vegetation...

Alistair Law

Alistair Law

16 February 2017 / 4 Comment(s)

Young girl shows an elderly lady how to operate a laptop. CC photo by Michael Mandiberg.

‘Designing cities for all’ is easy to...

Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams

26 January 2017 / 16 Comment(s)

Water treatment works

It’s the most essential element to human...

Chris Luebkeman

Chris Luebkeman

09 January 2017 / 3 Comment(s)

Branch and leaf structure in close up

I believe that if engineers drew more inspiration...

Michele Mak

Michele Mak

15 December 2016 / 8 Comment(s)

Chart showing seismic activity in the central Pacific area

The creative and productive possibilities offered...

Josh Symonds

Josh Symonds

24 November 2016 / 5 Comment(s)

Mixed use street scene: walkers, cyclist and car

Roads largely define the shape and operation of...

Maram Balash

Maram Balash

03 November 2016 / 12 Comment(s)

Systemic risks of interconnected infrastructure

Today’s infrastructure networks are...

Oliver Pritchard

Oliver Pritchard

13 October 2016 / 0 Comment(s)

Are our developments really improving health?

To address the pressures of growing and ageing...

Hannah Wright

Hannah Wright

29 September 2016 / 8 Comment(s)

Green building envelopes for lower city temperatures

The ongoing march to greater urbanisation...

Rudi Scheuermann

Rudi Scheuermann

15 September 2016 / 13 Comment(s)

Creating a new respect for engineering

As co-curator of Engineering the World: Ove Arup...

Zofia Trafas White

Zofia Trafas White

25 August 2016 / 0 Comment(s)

Daylight, urban density and the role of regulation

For many centuries, humans have designed...

Paula Longato

Paula Longato

15 August 2016 / 3 Comment(s)

Building with nature to create sustainable cities

Rapid urbanisation and migration continue to...

Jenna Beckett

Jenna Beckett

11 August 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

Refining design through virtual vibrations

Vibration has a fundamental impact on how a...

Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson

01 August 2016 / 7 Comment(s)

You’ve never had it so good

Smog, crime, cramped living… For much of...

Matthew Dillon

Matthew Dillon

11 July 2016 / 6 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)

How should we design for a networked world? Credit: DaeWha Kang

We are entering an era where digital information...

DaeWha Kang

DaeWha Kang

04 July 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

It’s time to plan for water safety in all buildings

Modern buildings comprise increasingly complex...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

27 June 2016 / 5 Comment(s)

Ove Arup and the legacy of Total Design. Penguin Pool, London Zoo. Credit: Peter MacKinven

When Ove Arup first formed the firm Arup,...

Tristram Carfrae

Tristram Carfrae

20 June 2016 / 2 Comment(s)

We need to design for more than energy performance. Credit: Lachlan Outhred

Across the world, it’s often assumed that...

Aidan Parkinson

Aidan Parkinson

09 June 2016 / 2 Comment(s)

Designing steel for re-use

In recent years Arup has worked with major...

Kristian Steele

Kristian Steele

06 June 2016 / 2 Comment(s)

Facades that promote happiness. Central St Giles, London. © Hufton + Crow/L&G

It’s time to think bigger about the role...

Becci Taylor

Becci Taylor

23 May 2016 / 4 Comment(s)

Wandoo offshore platform. © Stevenson, Kinder & Scott

Offshore infrastructure isn’t just...

Gordon Jackson

Gordon Jackson

19 May 2016 / 0 Comment(s)

Changing face of meetings. © WeWork

I believe that the goal for any building project...

Graham Naylor-Smith

Graham Naylor-Smith

12 May 2016 / 4 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)

Consider people factors. Credit: Matt Cox

Assets such as buildings don’t work in...

Kate Fairhall

Kate Fairhall

11 April 2016 / 8 Comment(s)

Safe geotechnics by observation. Leaning tower of Pisa.

In geotechnics more than in other engineering...

Francesco Petrella

Francesco Petrella

31 March 2016 / 8 Comment(s)

Building designed for the future

Cities across the globe are facing increasing...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

21 March 2016 / 0 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)

Occupant behaviour diagram

Despite advances in building design, reducing...

Jimmy Tong

Jimmy Tong

14 December 2015 / 6 Comment(s)

Pipes background - illustration

Design engineers often get very excited about...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

19 November 2015 / 2 Comment(s)

Ramsey Town Sewerage System in the UK

In the UK, when we talk about sustainable...

Paul Davies

Paul Davies

02 November 2015 / 17 Comment(s)

High-rise apartments

As urbanisation around the world drives demand...

Jimmy Tong

Jimmy Tong

24 September 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

National Theater Taichung

Recently I have been asked to think about quality...

Patricia Johnstone

Patricia Johnstone

14 September 2015 / 13 Comment(s)

Imagination Playground, New York. Credit: Sherazad Mehta

We need to take play seriously. We need to take...

Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams

31 August 2015 / 9 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)

Digital sign

What’s the secret to the success of...

Ben Cooper-Woolley

Ben Cooper-Woolley

06 August 2015 / 15 Comment(s)

Screen shot of Collaborative Maps

I think good design is democratic. With...

Josef Hargrave

Josef Hargrave

03 August 2015 / 5 Comment(s)

Ben Gurion International Airport, Airside Terminal. Credit: Alan Karchmer

In countries including the UK, America and...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

20 July 2015 / 6 Comment(s)

3D-printed structural element. Credit: David de Jong

Since time began, humans have been inventing new...

Salomé Galjaard

Salomé Galjaard

09 July 2015 / 8 Comment(s)

Giant windows. © McAteer Photograph by Alan McAteer

I think that the majority of engineers believe...

Tom Bunn

Tom Bunn

02 July 2015 / 13 Comment(s)

Binary code explosion

We’re in the middle of an information...

Tristram Carfrae

Tristram Carfrae

08 June 2015 / 6 Comment(s)

Hy-Fi - a circular tower of organic bricks. Credit © Arup

We are on the cusp of a third...

Richard Boyd

Richard Boyd

30 April 2015 / 23 Comment(s)

Velodrome cycle race

Lit correctly, major sporting events can look...

John Waite

John Waite

20 April 2015 / 2 Comment(s)

A stormwater system, Bay Meadows in San Francisco Bay Area. Credit: Jack Mong

More and more cities around the world are...

Vincent Lee

Vincent Lee

15 April 2015 / 0 Comment(s)

I-beams in construction

I don’t believe the most effective way to...

Malcolm Turpin

Malcolm Turpin

09 April 2015 / 14 Comment(s)

Dulles International Airport wayfinding signage

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

Alvise Simondetti

Alvise Simondetti

26 March 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Singapore Sports Hub at night. Credit: Darren Soh

It is my opinion that Building Information...

Christopher Pynn

Christopher Pynn

19 March 2015 / 4 Comment(s)

Busy airport check-in

As engineers, we’re used to designing for...

Alan Newbold

Alan Newbold

12 March 2015 / 7 Comment(s)

Street crossing in Akihabara, Japan

Who are we designing our spaces and our cities...

Joana Mendo

Joana Mendo

02 March 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Café within King's Cross station with innovative use of lighting

Stations have increasingly become transitional,...

Nille Juul-Sorensen

Nille Juul-Sorensen

23 February 2015 / 1 Comment(s)

'Walkie Talkie' building on the right of London skyline

It’s not a good day when your building is...

Steve Walker

Steve Walker

19 February 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)

Google Glass spectacles

Disabled people can benefit from the increasing...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

12 February 2015 / 0 Comment(s)

Satellite and Earth

I think that current advances in satellite...

Josef Hargrave

Josef Hargrave

02 February 2015 / 1 Comment(s)

A model of ProjectOVE

What if you could bring together all the...

Andrew Duncan

Andrew Duncan

29 January 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

The Water Cube at the Beijing Olympic park by night

Freed from an obsession with standardisation for...

Alvise Simondetti

Alvise Simondetti

19 January 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Cityscape of London.

People need public spaces in bad times as well as...

Dima Zogheib

Dima Zogheib

12 January 2015 / 4 Comment(s)

London Heat Map graphic. Credit: Arup / UK Space Agency

Open data could help planners and designers...

Damien McCloud

Damien McCloud

15 December 2014 / 3 Comment(s)

Earthquake damage to a bridge in Kobe, Japan. Credit Damon Lee

Just because earthquakes are unlikely in areas of...

Tim Mote

Tim Mote

11 December 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

Gaming monitor

Computer games are no longer just about play...

Gaurav Nema

Gaurav Nema

27 November 2014 / 5 Comment(s)

Image of genetic algorithms.

Will we ever see computers take over from...

Peng Liu

Peng Liu

24 November 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

University of Aberdeen - New Library. Credit: Adam Mørk

Are you an engineer or a designer? Would you be...

Erin Morrow

Erin Morrow

17 November 2014 / 4 Comment(s)

Lift and stairs in building. Credit: Peter MacKinven

As an access consultant, I often hear the term...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

10 November 2014 / 1 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 / 9 Comment(s)

Robot constructing a wall. Credit: image © gramazio & kohler, ETH

In the past, robots were used for specialist jobs...

Alvise Simondetti

Alvise Simondetti

03 November 2014 / 3 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)

Dubai skyscrapers. Credit: Zsuzsanna Schreck

Current UN projections show that there will be 11...

Hrvoje Cindric

Hrvoje Cindric

06 October 2014 / 9 Comment(s)

Accessible levels at Ed Roberts Campus. Credit: Paul Barnard

Throughout history architecture has been used to...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

02 October 2014 / 4 Comment(s)

Artist's impression of a future interchange

Data growth, flexible working, and changing...

Leszek Dobrovolsky

Leszek Dobrovolsky

22 September 2014 / 26 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)

Makati City, Manila, the Philippines

My colleague Jack Pappin recently pointed out...

Rob Smith

Rob Smith

01 September 2014 / 4 Comment(s)

Nanotube image

When you think about the construction industry,...

Mark Bowers

Mark Bowers

21 August 2014 / 4 Comment(s)

Gerald Desmond Bridge at night

What should a bridge, railway, pipeline or other...

Rob Smith

Rob Smith

14 August 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

Beijing National Stadium, Olympic Stadium, Beijing

In the Netherlands, where I work, building...

Sander Boogers

Sander Boogers

07 August 2014 / 2 Comment(s)

Mosaic in the Metropol Parasol Plaza de la Encarnaci n de Sevilla

Dealing with freshly discovered archaeological...

Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes

28 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 / 8 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)

Thinking robot

Does your work involve making strategic choices?...

Giulio Antonutto

Giulio Antonutto

10 July 2014 / 2 Comment(s)

Opera de Arame.

I have always been somewhat sceptical when it...

Tiago Oliveira

Tiago Oliveira

30 June 2014 / 5 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)

Increasingly, cities will need to form strong...

Ryan Falconer

Ryan Falconer

23 June 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

Shoreditch cafe, London.

If planners are ever going to create stable,...

Jenny Adams

Jenny Adams

12 June 2014 / 9 Comment(s)

Macademia Nuts growing on the tree.

If the world is going to feed its growing and...

Eike Sindlinger

Eike Sindlinger

09 June 2014 / 5 Comment(s)

Plane over a city.

Our insatiable thirst for air travel and air...

Neil Keogh

Neil Keogh

02 June 2014 / 10 Comment(s)

La Alhóndiga in Bilbao, a multi-purpose venue designed by Philippe Starck.

In Europe 80% of the population lives in cities....

Flavio Tejada

Flavio Tejada

19 May 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

Town planning abstract.

The massive scale and fast pace of masterplanning...

Anna Lan

Anna Lan

14 May 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

Mountain Strolling Garden of Songdo Central Park, a green oasis in the midst of Korea’s first international city. Credit: Songdo Central Park

Cities must ensure that their investment in...

Pablo Lazo

Pablo Lazo

08 May 2014 / 5 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)

flushing toilet.

In many countries of the world, there is...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

24 April 2014 / 2 Comment(s)

Spell of the vertebra

Whole life-cycle carbon assessment must become...

Andrea Charlson

Andrea Charlson

27 March 2014 / 6 Comment(s)

Ove Arup

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

Richard Boyd

Richard Boyd

10 March 2014 / 20 Comment(s)

Doughnuts.

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

Graham Dodd

Graham Dodd

06 March 2014 / 5 Comment(s)

graphic of solution

Gravity offers a simple and cheap way to...

Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward

21 February 2014 / 33 Comment(s)

Old oscilloscope screen

Design briefs hardly ever include a description...

Tateo Nakajima

Tateo Nakajima

13 February 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

Open green space with people relaxing

The state of the nation’s health is rarely...

Tom Armour

Tom Armour

10 February 2014 / 7 Comment(s)

musicians playing

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

Anne Guthrie

Anne Guthrie

06 December 2013 / 6 Comment(s)

It is fashionable these days – in the UK at least – to rubbish green building standards and moan that LEED and BREEAM® are stifling good design. But is all the carping an indication that environmental sustainability is finally...

Mel Allwood

Mel Allwood

20 November 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 / 33 Comment(s)

I believe that engineers and environment professionals can help create a low-carbon built environment where climate change mitigation is ‘locked-in’, and where buildings and infrastructure are inherently resilient to a range of potential...

Will McBain

Will McBain

09 October 2013 / 5 Comment(s)

Close up exterior shot of The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a museum of modern and contemporary art, designed by architect Frank Gehry. Copyright Arup.

Who really designs buildings? Although both...

Elizabeth Farrelly

Elizabeth Farrelly

02 October 2013 / 7 Comment(s)

Photograph of the Arup Design Book in hardcover format. The book title '50 design questions answered, sits above silhouette of four dogs illustrating the question 'How big does a dog playground need to be?'

Why is design so important to us at Arup? Why do...

Tristram Carfrae

Tristram Carfrae

25 September 2013 / 14 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)

Rapid urbanisation is a worldwide phenomenon, with uncontrolled urban sprawl being a major problem in many developing countries. In the UK where our planning system has encouraged the compact city model, concerns relate to the failure of new house...

Corinne Swain

Corinne Swain

01 August 2013 / 11 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 / 9 Comment(s)

'Boxpark' - a temporary shopping area in London's Shoreditch constructed from shipping containers, or 'boxes'.

‘Meanwhile use’ is a catch-all title...

Nick Finney

Nick Finney

26 June 2013 / 8 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)

If we’re to tackle the impacts of climate change, we must make water sensitive urban design (WSUD) a legal requirement. By combining a range of different measures, WSUD captures, stores, uses and slowly dissipates water – reducing...

David Evans

David Evans

12 March 2013 / 1 Comment(s)

Segregated, tree-lined pedestrian and cycle lanes in Hong Kong. Credit Chris Choy. Copyright Arup/Chris Choy.

Too often transport planners are focussed on...

Susan Claris

Susan Claris

06 March 2013 / 7 Comment(s)

'Free 3D printing' sign printed on the 3D printer installed in Arup's London office.

3D printing can make us better designers and...

Alvise Simondetti

Alvise Simondetti

27 February 2013 / 7 Comment(s)

An empty car park. Source Fotolia.

The advent of automated vehicles offers us a...

Josef Hargrave

Josef Hargrave

14 February 2013 / 70 Comment(s)

Multi-way power socket with plugs

Is the answer to the energy demands of our...

James Johnston

James Johnston

07 February 2013 / 5 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)

Burned brush on a hillside, after a wildfire destroyed all the vegetation.

The recent devastating bushfires in Tasmania show...

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

10 January 2013 / 5 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)

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)

Breaking down the silo mentality ensures that projects embody and represent the full expertise of all those engaged in its design and delivery. The Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) Masters Programme at the University...

Sebastian MacMillan

Sebastian MacMillan

13 September 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

Passengers inside the Sky Plaza terminal at Hong Kong International Airport. Credit Marcel Lam Photography.

In the competitive world of global aviation,...

Ronan Delaney

Ronan Delaney

16 August 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

High-speed data and mobile communications technology is allowing us to think differently about how we plan and develop urban spaces, making cities a platform for plug and play applications. Australia is currently rolling out a national broadband...

Michelle Tabet

Michelle Tabet

02 August 2012 / 5 Comment(s)

Parkfied Quarry near Rugby in the UK.

After writing recently about the value of nature...

Ian Lanchbury

Ian Lanchbury

19 July 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

How can we, as engineers and designers, help hit the target of reducing greenhouse gas emission levels by 80% from 1990 levels by 2050? In its Infrastructure Trajectory, the Institution of Civil Engineers concludes that whole-life carbon assessment...

Nick O'Riordan

Nick O'Riordan

12 July 2012 / 6 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)

How can we avert the impending environmental catastrophe? How can we stop the current avalanche of extinctions (including us), now that atmospheric CO2 levels have exceeded the much-feared ‘tipping point’ of 350ppm? Judging by the...

John Wood

John Wood

21 June 2012 / 46 Comment(s)

The great advantage of plastics is their...

Graham Dodd

Graham Dodd

14 June 2012 / 3 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)

Innovation is critical to economic growth, progress, and the fate of the planet. Although innovation may seem to happen at random, planners and politicians could take advantage of patterns that emerge to encourage innovation and growth.  One...

Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson

17 May 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

For some early twentieth century commentators, the twenty-first century was going to be about electronic mediation of space. For others it was about speed and vectors of movement. But fundamentally people often believed that the same urban paradigms...

Neil Spiller

Neil Spiller

04 May 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

Ancient Roman ruins. Source iStock.

I’m writing this from Belgrade – a...

Bruce Sterling

Bruce Sterling

03 May 2012 / 9 Comment(s)

Munich's Allianz Arena at night. Programmable lighting enables the exterior can be changed to reflect the colours of the team using the venue. Credit Ulrich Rossman.

The UK has a goal of attracting 80 international...

Nick Merridew

Nick Merridew

20 April 2012 / 3 Comment(s)

Singapore School of the Arts (SOTA) which features a living facade. Credit Paul McMullin.

Our world is changing; it always has and it...

Chris Luebkeman

Chris Luebkeman

19 April 2012 / 3 Comment(s)

Large trees line Kingsway, a busy road in central London. Copyright Arup.

Planting large species trees in urban...

Tom Armour

Tom Armour

03 April 2012 / 15 Comment(s)

Beijing National Aquatics Centre (The Water Cube) © Chris Dite/ArupSport

Design lies at the heart of what Arup...

James Kenny

James Kenny

02 February 2012 / 7 Comment(s)

A view of the Seville skyline from atop the Metropol Parasol.

The spectacular Metropol Parasol in...

Jan-Peter Koppitz

Jan-Peter Koppitz

26 January 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

The Social Firefly light installation

In creating the Social Firefly – an artwork...

Jason McDermott

Jason McDermott

18 January 2012 / 0 Comment(s)

Lens.

‘Design’. It’s a word that's...

Michael Wolff RDI

Michael Wolff RDI

06 January 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

Multi-coloured hand prints on a black background.

I believe that everyone is born with creative...

Sir John Sorrell OBE

Sir John Sorrell OBE

06 January 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

The word 'Imagine' is spray-painted on the wall of Greenhouse by Joost. Copyright Arup.

The designers of our future are people who can...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

16 November 2011 / 4 Comment(s)

The Melbourne Skyline. Copyright Martin Saunders Photography. (Arup ref 83142-11)" title="The Melbourne Skyline. Copyright Martin Saunders Photography. (Arup ref 83142-11)

Like many countries, Australia is becoming...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

04 November 2011 / 3 Comment(s)

The mouth of a tunnel on the Channel-Tunnel Rail Link route, which blends almost seamlessly into the surrounding Kent countryside. Copyright Arup." title="The mouth of a tunnel on the Channel-Tunnel Rail Link route, which blends almost seamlessly into the surrounding Kent countryside. Copyright Arup.

Why can’t grey infrastructure such as...

Ian Lanchbury

Ian Lanchbury

04 November 2011 / 12 Comment(s)

Spiralling concrete ramps of the Penguin Pool at London Zoo, Arup's first project completed in 1935. Copyright Arup." title="Spiralling concrete ramps of the Penguin Pool at London Zoo, Arup's first project completed in 1935. Copyright Arup.

Good design is cool, right? Definitely. But good...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

04 November 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)

In the building design, review and construction process, little if any attention is given to the subject of risk. For example, risks of fire, falling, or earthquakes are rarely discussed or acknowledged, except in terms of code compliance. Do...

Armin Wolski

20 August 2011 / 4 Comment(s)

Inside a network management centre. Credit Cellnet Ltd.

With the disastrous £11bn NHS computer...

Peter Edwards

Peter Edwards

20 August 2011 / 1 Comment(s)

Copyright and credit: Vyonyx/Arup/ Shanghai Industrial Investment Corporation.

Winston Churchill understood the impact of design...

Gerard Healey

Gerard Healey

23 June 2011 / 4 Comment(s)