CLS Architetti and Arup use a portable robot to 3D print a house in Milan

Engineering firm Arup and architecture studio CLS Architetti have used a portable robot to 3D print a concrete house, which is on show for Milan design week. Printed onsite on Milan’s Piazza Cesare Beccaria, the 100-square-metre house was formed over the course of a week. Made up of 35 modules, the house features curved walls, a living area, bedroom,

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Grimshaw and Wilkinson Eyre appointed to design HS2 stations

Grimshaw Architects and Wilkinson Eyre have been selected, alongside engineers Arup and WSP, to design stations in Birmingham and London for the high-speed rail network HS2 . Grimshaw Architects will work with WSP’s UK office to create a station for HS2 services at Birmingham Curzon Street, while Wilkinson Eyre and Arup will design the Birmingham Interchange station. Grimshaw Architects and Arup

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Arup Associates completes enormous day-lit factory for Jaguar Land Rover in England

Giant saw-tooth sections containing north-facing windows channel daylight into the machine and assembly halls of this car manufacturing factory for Jaguar Land Rover in England’s West Midlands. The new £900 million facility designed by Arup Associates is located on a brownfield site near the city of Wolverhampton and was developed to accommodate approximately 1,400 staff. Arup Associates was

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Amanda Levete’s firm proposes multi-storey football pitches for central London

Stackable football pitches could be erected on disused or temporarily empty plots across London, according to Amanda Levete and her London-based studio AL_A. The concept, named Pitch/Pitch, aims to tackle the shortage of inner-city sports fields available in the centre of the UK capital. Designed by AL_A with Arup engineers, the modular system would comprise a lightweight carbon-fibre

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Penda and Arup design Olympic bridge made up of intersecting rings

Architecture studio Penda has teamed up with engineering firm Arup to design a bridge made up of overlapping rings for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Designed to span the Gui River, the bridge will create a new direct route between central Beijing and Zhangjiakou, a district to the northwest of the city where many outdoor competitions will take More

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V&A stages first major retrospective of pioneering engineer Ove Arup

An exhibition has opened at London’s V&A museum charting the career and legacy of Ove Arup, who “forged a new role for engineers” in the 20th century (+ slideshow). As the headline exhibition in the V&A’s engineering season, Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design opened to the public last week. It is the first engineering retrospective More

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Arup completes meandering bridge across Perth’s Swan River

Architects and engineers from Arup Associates teamed up to design this curvaceous pedestrian and cycling bridge, which has been built over the inlet of the Swan River in Perth, Australia (+ slideshow). Arup’s Elizabeth Quay Bridge forms part of the wider revitalisation of Elizabeth Quay, a 2.7-hectare inlet in the city’s central business district, featuring a promenade, housing, shops, offices and restaurants. The More

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Moxon Architects unveils plans for slender footbridge in London’s King Cross

Moxon Architects has designed a pedestrian bridge with an extremely thin steel base to span Regent’s Canal in London, as part of the major regeneration works underway near King’s Cross station. London-based Moxon Architects worked with engineering firm Arup to design the bridge’s slender steel-plate structure, which will be just 15 millimetres thick and able to span the 38-metre crossing without any intermediate More

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SHoP proposes New York’s tallest timber-framed building

SHoP Architects has designed a 10-storey residential tower in Manhattan that is set to become the city’s tallest building constructed from structural timber. Called 475 West 18th Street, the building is slated to rise in the Chelsea neighbourhood. It was designed by New York-based SHoP in collaboration with the engineering firm Arup and environmental consultancy More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

The final addition to our alphabetical countdown of contemporary bridges is Zaha Hadid’s Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion, which formed the gateway to the World Expo in 2008. The 270-metre-long covered structure functioned as both a pedestrian crossing over the Ebro river and an exhibition pavilion during the Expo in Spain. It was also Zaha Hadid’s first completed More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: University of Limerick Living Bridge by Wilkinson Eyre

As we enter the final week of our festive bridge countdown, we’re spotlighting a third bridge by London firm Wilkinson Eyre Architects – the University of Limerick Living Bridge in Ireland. Built in 2007, the 350-metre-long bridge stretches across the River Shannon to create a link between the university’s established County Limerick campus to the More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Øresund Bridge by ASO Group

It’s day 15 in our festive countdown of contemporary bridge design. Today’s entry is the eight-kilometre-long Øresund Bridge that connects Danish capital Copenhagen with Swedish city Malmö. Designed by ASO Group, a team that included architect Georg Rotne and engineering firm Arup, the bridge forms part of a 16-kilometre road and rail link across the Øresund strait, along More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Nescio Bridge by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

The second addition to Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar by London firm Wilkinson Eyre Architects is a curved suspension bridge in Amsterdam that forks at either end to separate pedestrians from cyclists. The Nescio Bridge, known locally as Nesciobrug, spans the Amsterdam-Rhine canal to connect the city with the IJburg suburb, which is being built on reclaimed land More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Kurilpa Bridge by Cox Rayner Architects and Arup

Buckminster Fuller’s principles of tensegrity informed the structural design of the Kurilpa Bridge in Brisbane, the latest addition to the Dezeen A-Zdvent calendar. The Kurilpa Bridge is the brainchild of Cox Rayner Architects – the Brisbane studio of Australian firm Cox Architecture – although Arup acted as both structural engineer and design partner. Viewed from More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Helix Bridge by Cox Architecture

The double-helix structure of a DNA strand inspired the design of the Singapore Helix Bridge by Cox Architecture, the latest addition to our Christmas countdown. Spanning the Singapore River between the city’s central business district and the newly established bayfront area, the 280-metre-long Helix Bridge is a pedestrian bridge with a complex stainless-steel structure and a curving deck. […]

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UNStudio’s curvaceous new station for Arnhem ready to open tomorrow

The first images have emerged of UNStudio’s new station for Arnhem, the Netherlands, which finally opens to the public tomorrow after 20 years of development. Amsterdam-based UNStudio has spent almost two decades working on the transformation of the city’s transport interchange and the surrounding area, in collaboration with engineering firm Arup. At the centre of the masterplan […]

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Bureau V converts an old Brooklyn sawdust factory into a concert hall

New York studio Bureau V has transformed a brick industrial building into a musical venue, with an auditorium featuring white walls criss-crossed by black stripes (+ slideshow). The National Sawdust music venue, located in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood, is named after the company that once inhabited the century-old building. The property was acquired several years ago […]

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Grimshaw unveils revised entrance and platforms for HS2 addition to London’s Euston Station

London’s Grimshaw Architects and engineering firm Arup Associates have submitted an updated proposal for a new entrance and 11 additional platforms to bring high speed rail to Euston Station. Grimshaw and Arup’s revised design could see the station transformed into a new hub for the HS2 high speed railway, planned for construction between London and the Midlands. […]

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Daniel Libeskind’s 2001 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was folded “like a piece of origami”

Movie: next in our exclusive video series with Julia Peyton-Jones, the Serpentine Gallery director discusses Daniel Libeskind’s angular metal pavilion from 2001, which she likens to a folded paper sculpture. Polish-American architect Libeskind designed the second Serpentine Gallery pavilion in 2001. Called Eighteen Turns, the structure was made from sheets of aluminium, riveted together to […]

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Glass-bottomed swimming pool to be suspended 10 storeys above south London

A glass “sky pool” is planned to be suspended between apartment blocks in London’s new Nine Elms quarter, close to Battersea Power Station. The 25-metre-long pool will link two blocks of apartments that form part of the 2,000-home Embassy Gardens development by London architects HAL, now in its second stage. At five metres wide and three […]

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Vietnam’s tallest skyscraper begins construction in Ho Chi Minh City

British firm Atkins has started work on a 460-metre-high skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, which is set to become the tallest building in Vietnam on completion. Located on the banks of the Saigon River, the 81-storey mixed-use tower by local developers Vingroup will claim the title from the 345-metre Landmark 72 in Hanoi. The […]

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Arup reveals plans for new AC Milan football stadium

News: engineering firm Arup has unveiled concept designs for a new football stadium with a removable roof for Italian football club AC Milan. Visualisations of the AC Milan home stadium show a football pitch sunken into the middle of a cluster of glazed blocks on a red flood-lit plaza in the centre of Milan. Some blocks feature […]
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3D-printed structural components will lead to “new building shapes”

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Salomé Galjaard of engineering firm Arup says 3D printing building components will result in more efficient and diverse architectural forms (+ movie). The use of metal 3D-printed structural components will “have a big impact on the visual appearance of the world we live in,” Galjaard says in the movie, which was filmed in Eindhoven […]
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