Design Research Unit publishes issue 8 of Intelligent Architecture publication


Scott Brownrigg’s Design Research Unit (DRU) has published issue 8 of Intelligent Architecture (iA). The edition casts casts a spotlight on just some of the Unit’s activities and also provides commentary on industry wide issues.

This special issue is dedicated to the conceptual outputs of Scott Brownrigg’s internal Design Charette, which focus on the notion that the ‘detail should be informed by the concept, and in turn the concept should be informed by the detail.

The iA publication aims to cast a spotlight on those fields of research and design activities that can make a difference to the practice, the built environment and to a client’s projects, as well as on the individuals and groups that carried out that research.

Click here to download iA Issue 8 or click below to view online.

Originally founded in London in 1942, Design Research Unit was responsible for some of the most important designs produced in post-war Britain. Design Research Unit (DRU) is an ideas-led centre of expertise at the heart of the practice with its ethos focused towards research – discovery – intelligence – knowledge – disseminate. The Unit devised some of the first and most comprehensive corporate design schemes for key players in British industry including work for the London Transport Network, the Festival of Britain and British Rail. In 2004 it became part of Scott Brownrigg. The Unit’s intent - to combine creative intelligence with technical research, and the principles of cross discipline collaboration and research for the advancement of design and the built environment remain its focus today.

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