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3D engineering goes ecclesiastical

How do you build a gobsmackingly unique mega-church without plans? Sagrada Familia meets 3D modelling and engineering Magnum opus, seemingly ad infinitum La Basílica de la Sagrada Familia (“The Basilica of the Holy Family”) in Barcelona, Spain, is a visual riot of an ecclesiastical wonder, the magnum opus of break-the-mould Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. The first stone was laid way back in 1882, making...

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Bridges don’t have to arch upwards

Rethinking the spatial location of a bridge opens up new design vistas Rethinking the basics of the bridge Everybody knows what a bridge is – it provides a traverse between two points, spanning something else. After multiple thousands of years of human ingenuity and engineering innovation, what can be new about the fundamentals of bridge design? The Moses Bridge in Halsteren in the Netherlands, designed by...

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