With roads gridlocked, delivering goods in the world’s cities is a growing problem. One engineer believes the answer lies in underground Victorian-style pneumatic pipes and he has some powerful backers.
A family business has been producing a simple niche product for five decades.
By making the most of its employees’ expertise to constantly refine the “perfect” glass washer, it now sells to more than 50 countries.
Turkey’s automotive production centre is the country’s engineering triumph but it has yet to lay claim to a fully homegrown product. Monocle traces the city’s rich history and the increasing hopes for a Bursa brand.
Buoyed by 100 years of heritage, Alenia Aermacchi has engineered a venerable position at the forefront ofcivilian and military aeronautics. Monocle tours the company’s Turin facility for a pre-flight check.
Whether it is solid German engineering at Hochschule Pforzheim, new technologies at the RCA in London or size limitations at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, what rolls off students’ drawing boards today could…
UK architect Amanda Levete sits down with senior correspondent Sophie Grove to talk about starting out in the industry, pushing the boundaries of engineering and how architecture creates and reflects social values.
Setting up shop on your own after three decades at a leading engineering firm is a huge leap of faith. But for Cecil Balmond, who runs a nascent design company with his daughter, it seemed like the logical step.
In the next in our series decoding the DNA of success – of anything – we visit a 90-year-old tractor firm in northern Italy that through innovation and careful brand acquisition has quietly remained an engineering power…