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In The Defence of Brutalism

July 15, 2016 1

As the joke goes at Universities, the Civil Engineering building is always the ugliest. For the University of Glasgow, this is the Rankine Building. A monstrous slab of brutalist concrete towering out of the…Read More

Construct//Disrupt 3: Proptech

May 13, 2016 2

For those of you who haven’t heard about it, Construct//Disrupt is a gathering for all the innovators in construction; giving some of the coolest start-ups in our industry a platform to showcase…Read More

Future of Design North 2015: Part 2

July 20, 2015

If you haven’t heard of the IABSE Future of Design events (then you should at least read the first post of this two-parter)- they’re a series of conferences aimed at celebrating and sharing the best of (structural) design. This year … Read More

Architectural Disasters

July 14, 2015

While looking for inspiration, I came across this infographic sent for inclusion a few months back from Tor Coatings. I try not to make it too easy for the…Read More

Future of Design North 2015: Part 1

July 9, 2015 1

With a quote from Prince Phillip about how the world that surrounds us is the vision of architects and engineers, the IABSE Future of Design North started off as it meant to continue; celebrating…Read More

Why Do We Hate The Garden Bridge?

January 13, 2015 9

For those of you who don’t live London adjacent; the capital is remarkably close to getting its very own Garden Bridge- which is exactly what is sounds like: A tiny garden on a strip of artificial land straddling…Read More

Fabrication Aware Design

April 7, 2014 4

A remarkable video where a rationalised, self-supporting structure was literally pulled into being, in real time, on a machine less powerful than my desktop. Well, I managed to get in touch with the…Read More

Design By Differential Geometry

February 28, 2014 1

Yesterday I saw something beautiful. A flat, abstract, shape, lane in plane; a mesh atop- waiting. A point is picked, dragged into the third dimension; constrained in space, time, and probability. The…Read More

Five Interesting Bridges

April 29, 2013 4

A post, from a Civil Engineer, about interesting bridges is pretty much the least imaginative thing on the internet. I scorn those bloggers who stick to such easy topics; where is your imagination? So, here’s a run-down…Read More