Category Archives: Education

Founders Hall by Overland Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Aug 2013 3:51 pm | Education

The architectural practice of Overland Partners designed the second building of the University of North Texas Dallas which expands the curriculum and services of the campus. The building offers a lot of functionality for both the students and the faculty staff while also making the University of North Texas a standalone campus with a full four year academic program.  The structure was raised in only 18 months due to the careful planning and management which led to an under budget completion.…

What’s Up English Academy by Isabel Lopez Vilalta + Asociados

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Aug 2013 12:58 pm | Education

The What’s Up English Academy located in Barcelona, Spain was designed by the practice of Isabel Lopez Vilalta + Asociados as a project that brings out the identity of the academy without the need for exuberance. The space was planned so as to offer a fresh and colorful ambiance where people can improve themselves and find inspiration. The mezzanine which was formerly an office space became a large container for several independent boxes that have various purposes while offering an…

Mana Tamariki by Tennent + Brown

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Jul 2013 9:29 am | Education

The Mana Tamariki School in Palmerston North, New Zeeland was designed by the architectural practice of Tennent + Brown with the idea that the children are the high achievers that incorporate the hopes and aspirations of their parents. Beginning with this ideal the school was designed as a place that protects this identity and thus the building shape was taken from the concept of Korowai which means a sheltering cloak along with the tohu which is the symbol of the…

Check-Point Building by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Jul 2013 5:58 pm | Education

The Tel Aviv University began a competition for the design of the Check Point Building which will be located in the center of their campus for the computer science and the youth center and the winning project was the one of the Kimmel Eshkokot Architects practice. The building they designed tries to separate the two groups of users mentioned above while also allowing them to have informal meetings or a joint use of the auditorium and the classrooms. One of…

Nanyang Technological University Learning Hub by Thomas Heatherwick

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Jul 2013 12:18 pm | Education

The contest for the design of the Learning Hub of the Nanyang Technological University (NTUC) has been won by the architectural practice of Thomas Heatherwick which offered a project that combines originality with the latest sustainable design features. The project is a part of a redevelopment scheme for the school that will cost over 500 million dollars and this is the first of fourteen campus updates that are planned to take place in the next 20 years. The institute is…

Ecole Jean-Moulin by Richard + Schoeller

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Jul 2013 2:43 pm | Education

The Ecole Jean-Moulin in Montargis, France features a design by the architectural practice of Richard + Schoeller and this school has an organic shape with a green roof that takes its inspiration from the fluidity of water and its capacity to adapt to all the shapes. The project was finished at the beginning of the year and it spreads over a surface of 30000 square feet with two volumes one on top of the other. The long and curved building…

Jiaotong University of Law in Shanghai by Kokaistudios

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Jul 2013 10:11 am | Education

Located in Shanghai, China, the Jiaotong University of Law was designed by the architectural practice of Kokaistudios, one from which we have covered a previous work here. The project uses a modern design which tries to emphasize the instinct of progress inherent in the idea of university itself and also to transform the building into a landmark for the region which has a historical and symbolic role for the city. There are a lot of historical buildings in the vicinity…

Marecollege by 24H Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Jun 2013 11:33 am | Education

The 24H Architecture practice designed the Marecollege in 2013 which had to move to a new location because of the urban developments which took place in the city of Leiden, The Netherlands. The location chosen was on the Sumatrastraat where there was an abandoned school building which was transformed into the new Marecollege, a secondary Waldorf school with 450 students. The building has a surface of 3800 square meters and the clients wanted the design to partially use the existing…

Center for Sustainable Landscapes

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jun 2013 1:00 pm | Education

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) was opened by the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh and it is the first building project to pursue the three highest green architecture and landscape standards, namely the Living Building Challenge SM, the LEED Platinum and the Sustainable Sites Initiative certification making it one of the most eco-friendly buildings on the planet. The building was designed as a model for other designers and it tries to provide optimal functionality without the need…

PEGS Infinity Center by McBride Charles Ryan

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 May 2013 5:10 pm | Education

Located in Melbourne, Australia this project was designed as a Campus for the Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School (PEGS) which hosts the Year 11 and 12 senior students. The project was designed by the architectural practice of McBride Charles Ryan and its shape is based on the infinity symbol which also offered two protected courtyards along with enhancing the access to natural light, offering better views and improving the ventilation. The main place of the project is at the central…

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