Category Archives: Engineering and architecture

Metal panel with silhouette of bicycle frame cut into it mounted on a purple brick wall

Eiffelovercast #3 – Andrew Scoones – is there is such a thing as engineering culture?

  We are trying to define the heritage of the future – the creativity and ideas in engineering that people will look back on – Andrew Scoones Andrew Scoones is…

The view from More London

It’s a curious place, More London.    

Harrow: my original civil engineering inspiration?

This morning I was down at our local primary school arranging to do a talk about civil engineering for the Year 5 and 6s. The head teacher remarked that most…

Overlooking the Barbican lake

Barbican, you were looking lovely today

Today the Barbican looked stunning. I had the feeling that with the sun shining this is how Chamberlin, Powell and Bonn’s original renders of the Barbican might have looked.

In Praise of Euston Station

I know it is not often that you hear people say this, but I do really like Euston station – from an interpreted transport perspective, it is a good example…

Taking inspiration from the Transcontinental Railroad

As I tweeted earlier this morning, today at Think Up I have been working on Build Camp, a concept for a week-long hands-on learning event designed to encourage young people…

Going full circle on the Overground

I feel like a bit of a wally standing here in the rain at Clapham High Street Overground station. There are many shorter ways to get me home, which is diametrically across…

A3 Hindhead Tunnel: User notes for the London-to-Portsmouth Motorist

For many years the London to Portsmouth motorist would often have been delayed in tail-backs where the A3 wound its way up the closely packed contours of the Devil’s Punchbowl,…

Built in Britain

Yesterday I watched the first episode of Evan Davis‘s two-part programme Built in Britain. If you like engineering then you’ll love this. It is great to see a big-budget BBC…