Design & Engineering

Turbofan

“As anyone who has ever tinkered with an old BMW engine or looked out on to the wing of a jet can attest, near pure response to engineering requirements can sometimes deliver just as much pleasure as a more intentionally aesthetic design process.”

There has been plenty of discourse on the differences between art and design and the areas in which they overlap but in this fascinating article, Ian Curry examines the symbiotic relationship between design and engineering.

Image: Turbofan blade from a CFM International CFM56-2 engine, taken from In Plane View: Abstractions of Flight, a new collection of imagery from Carolyn Russo, published by powerHouse books.

also on iainclaridge.net

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