Patterns was an occasional, in-house technical journal published by --Buro Happold between 1987 and 2011. There were 16 editions of Patterns and 2 special issues. Considered seminal at the time, Patterns had a significant influence on engineering for several decades. It is reproduced here with the kind permission of Buro Happold.
The subjects covered during the journal's 24 year run ranged from fascinating insights into working abroad in the 1980's (Patterns 1), to a study of the extraordinary Heart Tent (Patterns 10), to special editions about ground source energy and specialist consulting.
To see the contents of each edition and to view the journals in full, click on the links below:
- Patterns 1: October 1987.
- Patterns 2: April 1988.
- Patterns 3: August 1988.
- Patterns 4: November 1988.
- Patterns 5: May 1989.
- Patterns 6: July 1990.
- Patterns 7: December 1990.
- Patterns 8: May 1991.
- Patterns 9: October 1991.
- Patterns 10: December 1991.
- Patterns 11: August 1993.
- Patterns 12: July 1997.
- Patterns 13: March 2001.
- Patterns 14: March 2005.
- Patterns: Ground Source Energy. 2008.
- Patterns: Specialist Consulting, 2007.
- Patterns 15: Autumn / Winter 2010.
- Patterns 16: Autumn / Winter 2011.
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