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Arup Associates Unified Design Unit

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Arup Associates Unified Design Unit – Key Projects

New Unit at Arup Associates Launched at Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy
Sep 2008


Arup Associates Unified Design Unit, London
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Arup Associates is launching their new unit at The 11th Venice Architecture Biennale this year. In a quest for a new humanism in architecture, The Unified Design Unit tackles the idea of image over substance.

The Unit offers a radical pan-disciplinary approach that focuses on people from the outset, through the united vision of architects, engineers, artists and social scientists. This is in keeping with Arup Associates original principles from the 1960s of rejecting the imposition of an external image: there can be no standard solutions and no predefined styles.

Instead, design must evolve from fundamental research and experiential goals, to form a holistic architecture entirely driven by a ‘whole life’ sustainability that maintains human culture – tradition, religion, the intangible components of humanity – in the face of modernity.

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Location: London, south east England, United Kingdom

British Architecture Practice Information

Architect office based in London, England, UK

Design solutions are always generated from fundamental research – from the inside out – and are never imposed from the requirements of external image alone.

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Arup was founded in 1946 by Ove Arup, a gifted engineer-philosopher with an original and restless mind. Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists.

The architectural firm is owned in trust for its members, still guided by its founder’s spirit and principles. The company choose work where they can make a real difference in the world, stretch the boundaries of what is possible, delight their clients and achieve socially valuable outcomes.

London Architects


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London Architectural Designs

London Architecture Designs – chronological list

London Architect – design practice listing on e-architect

London Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

New Campus Plans for College of North West London, Wembley, north west of the city centre
Design: WilkinsonEyre Architects
New Campus Plans for College of North West London, England
photo : WilkinsonEyre Architects
New Campus Plans for College of North West London

Houses of Parliament Building Restoration
Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal

London Architecture : news + key projects

London Architect – architecture office listings on e-architect

English Architects

Venice Architectural Walking Tours

Venice Biennale – Exhibitions, Designs, Images

Architecture Studios

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