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29.03.2017

ADAPTABLE BUILDINGS

PUBLICATION

Occupiers are becoming increasingly tech savvy and there are a number of emerging trends which will put some traditional office products in decline. Our adaptable building is a blueprint which can be applied to multiple typologies in multiple settings and is a is a catalyst for businesses and people to ...

27.01.2016

SPORTS STADIA & ENHANCED REALITY, PANSTADIA

PUBLICATION

PANSTADIA & ARENA MANAGEMENT SHOWCASE SPECIAL 2015: ENHANCED REALITY Arup’s Chris Dite, Andrew Edge and Paul Brislin explain how they use virtual reality today to improve fan experience of the future. As designers, we are increasingly challenged by clients to deliver sports venues to offer an event-day atmosphere that is ...

28.07.2015

BUILT FOR LIVING REPORT

PUBLICATION

This report describes the issues and themes raised during a series of three workshops, which explored the relationship between the design of the built environment and human behaviour. Each workshop addressed the three following areas: • energy, water and waste • health and wellbeing • performance and productivity. The report ...

01.12.2014

BIM TRIAL: PROJECT OVE

DOCUMENT

The study of human anatomy has traditionally been the domain of physicians, dentists, physiotherapists, nurses, paramedics, and other health professionals. What happens when you let building designers have a crack at replicating it? Project OVE. Project OVE started as an internal initiative that has evolved into something with far greater ...

15.08.2014

BD-ONLINE BIM TASKFORCE 5: LEVELS OF LOD

PUBLICATION

After the contract, arguably the most important document on a project is now the BEP (BIM Execution Plan) setting out who does what, when and how throughout the project across all parties.

01.08.2014

STAG - STADIUM GENERATOR

DOCUMENT

StaG is a parametric stadium generator software used for the design and optimisation of seating bowls. Developed by the Arup Sports Venue Design team, it unites our bowl design technical expertise with advanced programing techniques. StaG is at the core of our stadia and arena design development and used extensively ...

23.07.2014

AT : SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN JULY 2014

PUBLICATION

Written By Ann Marie Aguilar, Associate Director, Arup AssociatesImagine a building designed and constructed to function as efficiently as a flower, informed by its local ...

18.07.2014

BD-ONLINE BIM TASKFORCE 4: BIM LIBRARIES - HELP OR HINDER?

PUBLICATION

  Within Arup, we have developed a huge library of our own building objects which we can drop into 3D models. We have created these using Revit and have over 25,000 objects covering a large proportion of our needs which include engineering as well as architecture. These have been created ...

22.05.2014

LOCAL STONE: DRUK WHITE LOTUS SCHOOL

PUBLICATION

Winner of the prestigious International Architecture in Stone Award, XIII edition, 2013 The engineering vision for the Druk White Lotus School was that it would be based on local building materials with a contemporary architectural design. This resulted from an instant appreciation of the fantastic monumental Buddhist architecture throughout the ...

13.04.2014

BD-ONLINE BIM TASKFORCE 1: TEAMWORK

PUBLICATION

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/ By Kate Fletcher As an integrated practice, designing with BIM has been a natural step for Arup Associates. Our highly integrated collaborative way of working has been leading us to this point for the last 50 years. The close relationship across the design team is now as important as ...

21.11.2013

ARUP ASSOCIATES 50 - CATALOGUE

PUBLICATION

50 years have, of course, been witness to considerable change in design practices, in procurement and globalisation. Yet, the core ideas of Arup Associates have remained relevant throughout the history of the practice and indeed relative to the wider industry. Ove Arup’s idea of a “total architecture”, in which architects ...

23.07.2013

FOURTH PLINTH TRAFALGAR SQUARE

PUBLICATION

Since 1998, Arup Associates has been involved with the temporary exhibition of sculptures on the Empty Plinth located at the north west corner of Trafalgar Square.

15.07.2013

BIENNALE BOOKS

PUBLICATION

Biennale Books is a new architecture imprint. Our blogs look at how architecture, engineering and design are published, new trends as well as some old ...

BIM - The Arup Associates Way

18.01.2013

BIM - THE ARUP ASSOCIATES WAY

PUBLICATION

BIM is currently something of a buzzword; in the same way that ‘sustainability’ was a few years ago. Yet at Arup Associates, we don’t just ...

25.11.2012

SUSTAINING IDENTITY: SYMPOSIUM III

PUBLICATION

29 November 2012 Speakers include: 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Wang Shu; 2012 Global Holcim Award winner Francis Kéré; Aga Khan Award winners Li Xiaodong and Anna Heringer; Bijoy Jain (Studio Mumbai); Rick Joy; Christopher Lee (Serie Architects); Josep Lluís Mateo; Declan O’Carroll (Arup Associates); Kongjian Yu (Turenscape); and Juhani ...

Arup Associates Structural Optimsation Pragmatic Wastefulness Richard Boyd

29.10.2012

RESOURCES / SHOULD WE ACCEPT PRAGMATIC WASTEFULNESS?

PUBLICATION

24 October 2012 Richard Boyd 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 ...

09.10.2012

UNIFIED DESIGN RESEARCH UNIT

PUBLICATION

Design solutions are always generated from fundamental research – from the inside out – and are never imposed from the requirements of external image alone.

01.10.2012

UNIFIED DESIGN RESEARCH UNIT: PEOPLE CENTRED DESIGN

PUBLICATION

A successful building or environmental design is one which integrates the complexities of people, processes and technology with the construction and architectural aspects, to create an holistic, supportive environment that supports key activities, encourages the right behaviours as well as the right corporate image and culture, and ultimately drives true ...

12.09.2012

SABIHA GOKCEN CONTROL TOWER EARTHQUAKE TESTS

PUBLICATION

Turkey ranks alongside California and Japan for seismic activity, with six earthquakes above magnitude 6 in the last ten years so we didn’t just have to consider the tower’s ability to stay upright; we also had to make sure the non-structural elements including data, cooling systems, radar and communications systems ...

03.09.2012

ARUP ASSOCIATES: UNIFIED DESIGN

PUBLICATION

Is the present obsession with the icon and the promotion of image over substance symptomatic of a general trend in contemporary architecture? Arup Associates provides the alternative: unified design, a radical pan-disciplinary approach that focuses on people from the outset, through the united vision of architects, engineers, artists and social ...

25.10.2010

ROPEMAKER PLACE FACADE

PUBLICATION

In collaboration with artist Antoni Malinowski. The unusual use of glass and colour, and an extensive collaboration with light sculptors and artists, are a feature of both the interior and exterior of Ropemaker. This is a high quality office and retail environment, driven by an enlightened client with a well ...

12.09.2010

QATAR 2022 FIFA SHOWCASE ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY

PUBLICATION

Qatar Showcase is the world’s most sustainable stadium, a radical piece of environmental architecture that was a major driver in Qatar’s sustainability plan and World Cup bid. The carbon zero, 500-seater “model stadium” is a football stadium like no other. Commissioned in order to demonstrate to FIFA and the world-wide ...

25.10.2009

SUSTAINING IDENTITY: SYMPOSIUM II

PUBLICATION

  Sustaining Identity II unites visionaries and practitioners from different generations, cultures and geographies - from Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas - to prove that the creation of uniquely localised, people-centred space is still possible. Speakers include: Juhani Pallasmaa, Sean Godsell, Paul Bruislin, Jonathan Kirschenfeld, Pezo von Ellrichausen, ...

09.11.2008

PLANTATION LANE: TIME AND TIDE

PUBLICATION

Edited by Paul Brislin Plantation Place is an innovative work of contemporary architecture in the heart of the City of London. Within the context of ...

05.09.2003

FUTURE CONTEXT: AN ARCHITECTURAL LECTURE SERIES

PUBLICATION

To celebrate its 40th birthday, Arup Associates hosted 'Future Context' in 2003 to explore new perspectives and new directions in architecture. Speakers included: Saskia Sassen, Alex Garvin and His Holiness the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa

17.07.2002

PROCESS

PUBLICATION

Arup Associates takes inspiration from all quarters. In 2002 we hosted a series of talks called 'Process', examining how leaders in different creative fields, from music to photography to breadmaking, approach design. Speakers included breadmaker Lionel Poilâne; composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies; South African performer, author, and social activist Pieter-Dirk ...

ADAPTABLE BUILDINGS
PUBLICATION
29.03.2017

ADAPTABLE BUILDINGS

Occupiers are becoming increasingly tech savvy and there are a number of emerging trends which will put some traditional office products in decline. Our adaptable building is a blueprint which can be applied to multiple typologies in multiple settings and is a is a catalyst for businesses and people to ...

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ARCHITECTURE AND ART : SECURING THE FOURTH PLINTH
DOCUMENT
29.09.2016
SPORTS STADIA & ENHANCED REALITY, PANSTADIA
PUBLICATION
27.01.2016

SPORTS STADIA & ENHANCED REALITY, PANSTADIA

PANSTADIA & ARENA MANAGEMENT SHOWCASE SPECIAL 2015: ENHANCED REALITY Arup’s Chris Dite, Andrew Edge and Paul Brislin explain how they use virtual reality today to improve fan experience of the future. As designers, we are increasingly challenged by clients to deliver sports venues to offer an event-day atmosphere that is ...

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"CONSTRUCTED IMAGES" : NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK BY SI...
DOCUMENT
20.08.2015

"CONSTRUCTED IMAGES" : NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK BY SIMON KENNEDY

Constructed Images is a conceptual photography exhibition that runs between September 1st and 12th, at the Fitzrovia Gallery, Fitzroy Court, 139 Whitfield Street, London W1T 5EN. Opening hours are Tuesday to Friday, 12.00 – 19.00 and Saturday 11.00 – 17.00. The exhibition features an introductory text by Dr Andrew Higgott, ...

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BUILT FOR LIVING REPORT
PUBLICATION
28.07.2015

BUILT FOR LIVING REPORT

This report describes the issues and themes raised during a series of three workshops, which explored the relationship between the design of the built environment and human behaviour. Each workshop addressed the three following areas: • energy, water and waste • health and wellbeing • performance and productivity. The report ...

READ MORE >

WAN IN CONVERSATION ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BUILDING WI...
PUBLICATION
04.02.2015

WAN IN CONVERSATION ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BUILDING WITH ARUP ASSOCIATES AND THE LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE

WAN: With the WAN Sustainable Building of the Year Award in its final month, we sought to highlight and discuss some of the issues around quantifying sustainability and what it means to have a truly holistic approach to sustainable building design, human sustainability and the two combined from an expert’s ...

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BIM TRIAL: PROJECT OVE
DOCUMENT
01.12.2014

BIM TRIAL: PROJECT OVE

The study of human anatomy has traditionally been the domain of physicians, dentists, physiotherapists, nurses, paramedics, and other health professionals. What happens when you let building designers have a crack at replicating it? Project OVE. Project OVE started as an internal initiative that has evolved into something with far greater ...

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RIBA XINTIANDI SHANGHAI WINDOWS PROJECT – THE FOLD...
01.10.2014

RIBA XINTIANDI SHANGHAI WINDOWS PROJECT – THE FOLDED TREE

The Fitting Room: Mamou-Mani and Arup Associates collaborated on the creation of a giant sculptural origami piece that activates the store facade of Davidson Tsui, in Xintiandi Style, Shanghai. Customers and passers-by can interact with the installation by posing in the window "Wearing" an oversized architectural "hat" and "dress" that ...

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BD-ONLINE BIM TASKFORCE 5: LEVELS OF LOD
PUBLICATION
15.08.2014

BD-ONLINE BIM TASKFORCE 5: LEVELS OF LOD

After the contract, arguably the most important document on a project is now the BEP (BIM Execution Plan) setting out who does what, when and how throughout the project across all parties.

READ MORE >

STAG - STADIUM GENERATOR
DOCUMENT
01.08.2014

STAG - STADIUM GENERATOR

StaG is a parametric stadium generator software used for the design and optimisation of seating bowls. Developed by the Arup Sports Venue Design team, it unites our bowl design technical expertise with advanced programing techniques. StaG is at the core of our stadia and arena design development and used extensively ...

READ MORE >

AT : SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN JULY 2014
PUBLICATION
23.07.2014

AT : SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN JULY 2014

Written By Ann Marie Aguilar, Associate Director, Arup AssociatesImagine a building designed and constructed to function as efficiently as a flower, informed by its local environmental characteristics, generates all of its own energy with renewable resources, captures and treats all of its own water, and can prove it operates efficiently. ...

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BD-ONLINE BIM TASKFORCE 4: BIM LIBRARIES - HELP OR...
PUBLICATION
18.07.2014

BD-ONLINE BIM TASKFORCE 4: BIM LIBRARIES - HELP OR HINDER?

  Within Arup, we have developed a huge library of our own building objects which we can drop into 3D models. We have created these using Revit and have over 25,000 objects covering a large proportion of our needs which include engineering as well as architecture. These have been created ...

READ MORE >

BD-ONLINE BIM TASKFORCE 3: THE RISE OF THE VIRTUAL...
PUBLICATION
17.06.2014

BD-ONLINE BIM TASKFORCE 3: THE RISE OF THE VIRTUAL MODEL IN MEETINGS

The way we work and design is changing, and so is how we review. ‘Show me in the model’ has now become a common everyday phrase in Arup Associates between all members of the design team when discussing design issues and queries. But is this adhoc model reviewing mentality making ...

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LOCAL STONE: DRUK WHITE LOTUS SCHOOL
PUBLICATION
22.05.2014

LOCAL STONE: DRUK WHITE LOTUS SCHOOL

Winner of the prestigious International Architecture in Stone Award, XIII edition, 2013 The engineering vision for the Druk White Lotus School was that it would be based on local building materials with a contemporary architectural design. This resulted from an instant appreciation of the fantastic monumental Buddhist architecture throughout the ...

READ MORE >

BD-ONLINE BIM TASKFORCE 2: CLIENT ENGAGEMENT
PUBLICATION
16.05.2014
BD-ONLINE BIM TASKFORCE 1: TEAMWORK
PUBLICATION
13.04.2014

BD-ONLINE BIM TASKFORCE 1: TEAMWORK

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/ By Kate Fletcher As an integrated practice, designing with BIM has been a natural step for Arup Associates. Our highly integrated collaborative way of working has been leading us to this point for the last 50 years. The close relationship across the design team is now as important as ...

READ MORE >

ARUP ASSOCIATES 50 - CATALOGUE
PUBLICATION
21.11.2013

ARUP ASSOCIATES 50 - CATALOGUE

50 years have, of course, been witness to considerable change in design practices, in procurement and globalisation. Yet, the core ideas of Arup Associates have remained relevant throughout the history of the practice and indeed relative to the wider industry. Ove Arup’s idea of a “total architecture”, in which architects ...

READ MORE >

FOURTH PLINTH TRAFALGAR SQUARE
PUBLICATION
23.07.2013

FOURTH PLINTH TRAFALGAR SQUARE

Since 1998, Arup Associates has been involved with the temporary exhibition of sculptures on the Empty Plinth located at the north west corner of Trafalgar Square.

READ MORE >

BIENNALE BOOKS
PUBLICATION
15.07.2013

BIENNALE BOOKS

Biennale Books is a new architecture imprint. Our blogs look at how architecture, engineering and design are published, new trends as well as some old ones worth reviving. We will also focus on the image of the profession and its presentation through drawing and other media. From time to time, ...

READ MORE >

BIM - THE ARUP ASSOCIATES WAY
PUBLICATION
18.01.2013

BIM - THE ARUP ASSOCIATES WAY

BIM is currently something of a buzzword; in the same way that ‘sustainability’ was a few years ago. Yet at Arup Associates, we don’t just pay lip service to them – ‘Unified Design’ or ‘Total Architecture’ has been at the heart of the way we work and the projects we ...

READ MORE >

SUSTAINING IDENTITY: SYMPOSIUM III
PUBLICATION
25.11.2012

SUSTAINING IDENTITY: SYMPOSIUM III

29 November 2012 Speakers include: 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Wang Shu; 2012 Global Holcim Award winner Francis Kéré; Aga Khan Award winners Li Xiaodong and Anna Heringer; Bijoy Jain (Studio Mumbai); Rick Joy; Christopher Lee (Serie Architects); Josep Lluís Mateo; Declan O’Carroll (Arup Associates); Kongjian Yu (Turenscape); and Juhani ...

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AD SUSTAINING IDENTITY: HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND PLACE...
PUBLICATION
09.11.2012
RESOURCES / SHOULD WE ACCEPT PRAGMATIC WASTEFULNES...
PUBLICATION
29.10.2012

RESOURCES / SHOULD WE ACCEPT PRAGMATIC WASTEFULNESS?

24 October 2012 Richard Boyd 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 ...

READ MORE >

UNIFIED DESIGN RESEARCH UNIT
PUBLICATION
09.10.2012

UNIFIED DESIGN RESEARCH UNIT

Design solutions are always generated from fundamental research – from the inside out – and are never imposed from the requirements of external image alone.

READ MORE >

PARAMETRIC DESIGN UNIT CAPABILITY & RESEARCH IMAGE...
PUBLICATION
08.10.2012
UNIFIED DESIGN RESEARCH UNIT: PEOPLE CENTRED DESIG...
PUBLICATION
01.10.2012

UNIFIED DESIGN RESEARCH UNIT: PEOPLE CENTRED DESIGN

A successful building or environmental design is one which integrates the complexities of people, processes and technology with the construction and architectural aspects, to create an holistic, supportive environment that supports key activities, encourages the right behaviours as well as the right corporate image and culture, and ultimately drives true ...

READ MORE >

SKY STUDIOS WIND TURBINE
PUBLICATION
20.09.2012
SABIHA GOKCEN CONTROL TOWER EARTHQUAKE TESTS
PUBLICATION
12.09.2012

SABIHA GOKCEN CONTROL TOWER EARTHQUAKE TESTS

Turkey ranks alongside California and Japan for seismic activity, with six earthquakes above magnitude 6 in the last ten years so we didn’t just have to consider the tower’s ability to stay upright; we also had to make sure the non-structural elements including data, cooling systems, radar and communications systems ...

READ MORE >

ROPEMAKER CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE
PUBLICATION
12.09.2012
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE SPORT CENTRE ROOF DEVELOPM...
PUBLICATION
12.09.2012
ARUP ASSOCIATES: UNIFIED DESIGN
PUBLICATION
03.09.2012

ARUP ASSOCIATES: UNIFIED DESIGN

Is the present obsession with the icon and the promotion of image over substance symptomatic of a general trend in contemporary architecture? Arup Associates provides the alternative: unified design, a radical pan-disciplinary approach that focuses on people from the outset, through the united vision of architects, engineers, artists and social ...

READ MORE >

ROPEMAKER PLACE FACADE
PUBLICATION
25.10.2010

ROPEMAKER PLACE FACADE

In collaboration with artist Antoni Malinowski. The unusual use of glass and colour, and an extensive collaboration with light sculptors and artists, are a feature of both the interior and exterior of Ropemaker. This is a high quality office and retail environment, driven by an enlightened client with a well ...

READ MORE >

QATAR 2022 FIFA SHOWCASE ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY
PUBLICATION
12.09.2010

QATAR 2022 FIFA SHOWCASE ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY

Qatar Showcase is the world’s most sustainable stadium, a radical piece of environmental architecture that was a major driver in Qatar’s sustainability plan and World Cup bid. The carbon zero, 500-seater “model stadium” is a football stadium like no other. Commissioned in order to demonstrate to FIFA and the world-wide ...

READ MORE >

ARUP JOURNAL ROPEMAKER PLACE
PUBLICATION
01.04.2010
SUSTAINING IDENTITY: SYMPOSIUM II
PUBLICATION
25.10.2009

SUSTAINING IDENTITY: SYMPOSIUM II

  Sustaining Identity II unites visionaries and practitioners from different generations, cultures and geographies - from Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas - to prove that the creation of uniquely localised, people-centred space is still possible. Speakers include: Juhani Pallasmaa, Sean Godsell, Paul Bruislin, Jonathan Kirschenfeld, Pezo von Ellrichausen, ...

READ MORE >

PLANTATION LANE: TIME AND TIDE
PUBLICATION
09.11.2008

PLANTATION LANE: TIME AND TIDE

Edited by Paul Brislin Plantation Place is an innovative work of contemporary architecture in the heart of the City of London. Within the context of this new development is an artwork that forms part of a carefully arranged architectural mix of new and old. The illuminated screen of Time and ...

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PLANTATION PLACE CFD MODELLING
DOCUMENT
02.11.2008

PLANTATION PLACE CFD MODELLING

Computational Fluid Dynamic modelling showing air flow through the naturally ventiallated atrium.

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PLANTATION PLACE ANIMATION
PUBLICATION
31.08.2008
CAMBRIDGE COLONNADE
PUBLICATION
07.03.2007
FUTURE CONTEXT: AN ARCHITECTURAL LECTURE SERIES
PUBLICATION
05.09.2003

FUTURE CONTEXT: AN ARCHITECTURAL LECTURE SERIES

To celebrate its 40th birthday, Arup Associates hosted 'Future Context' in 2003 to explore new perspectives and new directions in architecture. Speakers included: Saskia Sassen, Alex Garvin and His Holiness the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa

READ MORE >

BBC BIOMORPHIC SERIES
PUBLICATION
31.08.2003
PROCESS
PUBLICATION
17.07.2002

PROCESS

Arup Associates takes inspiration from all quarters. In 2002 we hosted a series of talks called 'Process', examining how leaders in different creative fields, from music to photography to breadmaking, approach design. Speakers included breadmaker Lionel Poilâne; composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies; South African performer, author, and social activist Pieter-Dirk ...

READ MORE >