Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

Showing 45 articles for: Art and Architecture

Making it rain

Making it rain

Dominic Joyeux

Clever mechanical engineering has been employed to flood the stage in a production of classic musical Singin’ in the Rain, allowing performers to dance, jump and splash about on stage.

Issue 83

Jo da Silva OBE FREng - Structures for a sustainable society

Jo da Silva OBE FREng talks of the need to consider the resilience of the infrastructure that sustains cities and their inhabitants.

Issue 80
The technology behind 'The Tempest'

The technology behind 'The Tempest'

Richard Gray, Sarah Ellis, Ben Lumsden and Tawny Schlieski

Motion-capture technology that is usually used on film sets is being employed live on stage to bring elements of Shakespeare’s play to life.

Issue 71
Francis Crick Institute, London

Francis Crick Institute, London

Hugh Ferguson, Steve Berry and Rob Patridge

How the challenges of designing and building this world-leading centre for biomedical research and innovation were overcome

Issue 67
Fulton Center, NYC

Fulton Center, NYC

Craig Covil

The engineer and freelance writer Hugh Ferguson talked to Craig Covil, Principal of Arup and New York Project Director, to find out the main challenges and how they were overcome.

Issue 65
Algae-powered architecture

Algae-powered architecture

Jill Entwistle

Jan Wurm, an associate director at Arup, was one of the chief designers of the energy system. He talked to Jill Entwistle about the concept, execution and results from the world’s first photobioreactor.

Issue 64
Troja Bridge

Troja Bridge

Brian Duguid and Ladislav Šašek

Mott MacDonald’s Brian Duguid, Practice Leader – Bridges, and Ladislav Šašek, Chief Designer for Prague’s Troja Bridge, explain the potential for this underexploited form of bridge design

Issue 62

Responses to: Education editorial, Kelpies, Autonomous vehicles editorial

Dr Graham C Bray, Alan Hayward FREng, Professor Will Stewart FREng

Issue 61

The Falkirk Kelpies

Felicity Starr

Felicity Starr, lead structural engineer for Atkins on The Kelpies project, worked with Andy Scott, the sculptor, on creating the 30m tall horses. She explains how the vision was turned into reality.

Issue 60

Singapore's Supertrees

Hugh Ferguson

Patrick Bellew RDI FREng, of environmental engineers Atelier Ten, outlines the engineering challenges and solutions generated by the Gardens by the Bay project.

Issue 58