The Week In Design: From Tiny Houses to The World's Biggest Prefabs

Adventures in Engineering: ARUP and the Metropol Parasol

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Lets start with the big, in fact the second biggest wood structure in the world, the Metropol Parasol in Seville. I don't think I am being over the top when I say it is going to do for wood what the Eiffel Tower did for steel: demonstrate the capabilities of the material and the art of modern engineering.

Commenter Gary didn't agree: "this story isn't about the triumph of timber - it's a triumph of CAD and a big budget."

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