This lunchtime presentation will explain how Arup and international furniture designer Joseph Walsh came together and how the relationship developed, as well as looking at two significant artwork projects and the hidden engineering behind these finished pieces.
In our developing world of design the role of a human is important; with increased digitalisation the creative spirit and aspect of a project/object or development will remain human for the foreseeable future.
This presentation will look at the marriage of digital design, intuitive/tacit knowledge and friendship, explained over two projects.
The talk will explain how Arup and international furniture designer Joseph Walsh came together and how the relationship developed as boundaries were tested and failures explored.
The talk will look at two significant artwork projects and explain the hidden engineering behind these finished pieces.
A good outcome for this talk would be, for young professionals especially, to become more comfortable with their developing knowledge and trust their inherent intuitive feel for engineering and to be happy moving away from having to have the answer towards shared risk and enquiry.
This is open to all members in the industry to attend but will be particularly aimed at young engineers and designers who work in teams and are developing their skills in the area of collaborative working.
Peter Flynn, Director at Arup
Peter Flynn is a Director with the Arup Building Engineering group based in the Dublin office.
Significant projects of note include involvement in the design of the Grand Canal Theatre , Dublin, Design of the British Council for Offices award winning Glaxo World Headquarters in Greenford. He has been involved in the development of the factory inspections protocols for the Accord and UN ILO in Bangladesh following the Rana plaza collapse in 2013. Many of his projects are jewel like in their detail and satisfaction.
Peter will speak about his work with Joseph Walsh Studios the international Furniture designer on a number of large scale projects over the last 5 years with a pragmatic , test based approach to the scaling up of the works in that period; the work has been a constant source of challenges, fun and pride in the beauty of the finished elements.