Posts tagged as 'Arup'

Sun 10.8.

SolarLeaf Bioreactive Façade by Arup (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.08.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

The bio-façade concept was developed by three partners: SSC Strategic Science Consult of Germany (Bioreactor Technology), the international design consultant, Arup (Concept Design, Coordination and Engineering) and Colt International (Reactor Design).

The bio-façade concept was developed by three partners: SSC Strategic Science Consult of Germany (Bioreactor Technology), the international design consultant, Arup (Concept Design, Coordination and Engineering) and Colt International (Reactor Design).

SolarLeaf, the world’s first bioreactive façade presented at the BIQ House (designed by Splitterwerk Architects of Graz, Austria), has been shortlisted for the Zumtobel Group Award 2014 in the “Applied Innovations” category.

 

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Wed 11.6.

Arup Debuts 3D Printed Construction Steelwork

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.06.2014 - Tagged as: ,

3D Printed Construction Steelwork by Arup, photo: David Fotografie

3D Printed Construction Steelwork by Arup, photo: David Fotografie

Arup engineers are pushing the boundaries of 3D printing and taking the technology firmly into the realm of real-world applications, producing critical structural steel elements for use in complex projects.

 

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The Metropol Parasol towers above the city of Seville; photo courtesy of Arup

Completed less than a year ago in a previously derelict area of Seville, the imposing 30-metre-high Metropol Parasol is one of the largest timber structures ever built. Designed by a Berlin-based architect Jürgen Mayer H. and the engineering specialists Arup, the initially-opposed-by-the-public Parasol has since become one of the city’s most famous landmarks. It has also affected the people who live and work around the Plaza de la Encarnacíon. In their recent documentary about the structure, Arup spoke to a number of local residents and business owners who explained why the Parasol plays such an importnat role in the lives of Sevillians. (more…)

Regent's Place Pavilion, London, by Carmody Groarke; photography by Luke Hayes

A new pavilion by UK architectural practice Carmody Groarke has opened in Regent’s Place, London. The structure is the result of a competition that the Architecture Foundation ran in 2007.

Regent's Place Pavilion, London, by Carmody Groarke; photography by Luke Hayes

The competition brief called for a new pavilion at the Osnaburgh Street entrance to Regent’s Place ‘that enriches and activates the public open space at street level’. The winning design consists of a field of 8-metre-high slender columns, supporting a canopy.

Regent's Place Pavilion, London, by Carmody Groarke; photography by Luke Hayes

Created in collaboration with engineers Arup, the pavilion sits in dialogue with the public colonnades that flank each side of the street. Bespoke LED lighting is set into the pattern of the cobbled surface between the columns to uplight the pavilion’s canopy.

Regent's Place Pavilion, London, by Carmody Groarke; photography by Luke Hayes

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