The Future is Here!



Huge congratulations to Laura, Annabel and the rest of the 88 mph team for winning the BCO nextgen competition to design the office of 2035! If you’re interested in finding out more about their winning proposal check out this article. Now all we need is a Delorean, Doc and Marty and we’ll be there in no time at all…

(Image courtesy of BCOimages)


Scale Rule research paper


The shortlist for the RIBA research prize 2017 has just been announced. Sadly our entry didn’t make the shortlist (booooo). The good news though is that the Abstract gets included in the book of abstracts which you can download here and check it out for yourselves (page 41).

Loads of really good projects so well done to all who have been shortlisted and who knows, maybe we’ll be back next year…


Stuff safely stored


The problem with all this exciting construction and deconstruction is that it generates an awful lot of stuff (particularly bolts). As a floating ethereal collective, we didn’t have anywhere to keep any of it..!

Until know. Luckily for us Justin and the team at the Safestore in Kings Cross came to save the day, but kindly donating rental of a lovely unit for the Community Interest Cause! We can’t say thank you enough to them for giving us access. But we can try!


Safestore Logo - RGB

Thank you Safestore!


Scale Rulers let loose on the engineering world



For anyone tracking our whereabouts two scalerulers were recently papped at the IABSE Bath 2017 conference. Not only did we manage to agree on which session to attend, we also co-presented last year’s pavilion project during a session about educating, inspiring and developing creative and innovative designers. A great chance for us to get on our high horses! You can check out our IABSE 2017 paper here.

Lecture at the Bartlett


In a continuation of our efforts to spread the virtues of structural engineering tomorrow I’ll be giving a lecture to 4th year Architecture students at the Bartlett. The talk will mainly focus on how we can inform intelligent form through an understanding of structural simplicity and elegance. For anyone interested in this field I’d recommend checking out the legendary D’arcy Thompson and his book, ‘On Growth and Form’!


On Growth and Form – D-arcy Thompson (1917)



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After the dust has settled on a hectic weekend we’ve uploaded the photos and lecture slides from the workshop and crits. A huge thanks to all the team involved and to our camera women Erica Choi for documenting all the fun.

Check out the future of design page and feel free to get in contact and use the lecture slides if you’re planning your own similar event.