On view at Architekturgalerie München, ”The Engineering of Architecture” explores the research, design, and realization of cutting-edge structural engineering projects at SOM. The public exhibition is anchored around 20 skyscrapers designed for 10 cities around the globe, each modeled at 1:500 scale. Visitors tower next to SOM’s tallest buildings as they glimpse some of the firm’s most prolific and structurally complex projects.
This is the first of a continuing series of posts, showcasing design vignettes, bold compositions, and graphic imagery that celebrate Urban London. An inventory of dynamic snapshots cataloging a narrative of everyday moments; streetscape a microcosm of the vibrant metropolis.
“It’s brilliant, you can’t ever get bored of London cos even if you live here for like a hundred and fifty years you still won’t ever know everything about it. There’s always something new. Like, you’re walking round somewhere you’ve known since you was born and you look up and there’s an old clock on the side of a building you never seen before, or there’s a little gargoyley face over a window or something. Don’t you think it’s cool?”