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Daegu Gosan Public Library by Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Adrian Yau

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jun 2015 5:41 am | Education, Other

The Daegu Gosan Public Library was designed by the architects Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter and Adrian Yau as a portrayal of knowledge through a temple where it is shared and spread. It is designed as a place where ideas can be shared and information can be accessed either in the form of books or the newer mediums of digital information which are extremely popular in Korea in general. The library also focuses on the local culture trying…

Basque Culinary Center by Vaumm Arkitektura

By : Mark V | 2 Jun 2015 5:18 am | Education, Infrastructure

A unique building, for both its purpose and for its design is the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian, Spain. Designed by Vaumm Arkitektura, this edifice is a center and monument of Spanish cuisine. Here there is a joint effort of students, researchers, companies and government towards the improvement of the culinary tradition and the building aims to give inspiration, shelter and support to its visitors. The design gives the impression of a stack of five dishes from afar, one…

Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf by MAGK illiz

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 May 2015 10:39 am | Education, Urban

The south region of Vienna issued a competition in 2008 for the creation of a new child care centre due to the increased birth rate and the project involved the extension of the 19th century “Grunderzeit” school by the addition of eight primary school classes, an after-school care club and a kindergarten equipped with a kitchen. The project was won by the MAGK illiz association of architects and their project proposed a breaking up of the structure into L-shaped bodies…

Wonderful Poplar Library by Sako Architects

By : Mark V | 20 May 2015 7:19 pm | Education, Infrastructure

The lovely library you’re about to see right now is called the Poplar Library and it was designed by Sako Architects especially for children. The library is basically a two level building that invites the kids to discover the world of books. The interior draws the natural light, creating a wonderful effect while two ribbons that copy the rainbow lead to the library . It is tricky to design a library for kids since it has to render the idea…

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff

By : Mark V | 20 May 2015 1:17 pm | Education, Infrastructure

BFLS Architecture designed this massive structure with a green roof, a 4,400 m² facility that cost £22.5 million after winning a competition to design this building back in 2007. This isn`t all since the new Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is very likely to achieve BREEAM Excellent. But what exactly makes this building fit to win the BREEAM sustainable design award? The answers are very clear since the private and publicly funded galleries, foyers, halls, theaters and many…

The new Center for Life Science in Boston

By : Mark V | 18 May 2015 6:42 am | Education, Infrastructure

The architects of this building were quite familiar with life sciences having a lot of experience in designing medical centers. That’s why they chose a design fit for this kind of academic institute, also adding the necessary features and facilities that a building like this needs. The most important area known for life science research is the Longwood Medical Area (LMA). The new center is called the Center for Life Science | Boston (CLSB) and the guiding point of the…

Whistler Public Library by Hughes Condon in Canada

By : Mark V | 16 May 2015 12:15 pm | Education, Infrastructure

The Whistler Public Library is located in Whistler, BC, Canada and it was designed by Hughes Condon Marler Architects. Next to the library you can find the largest park in this village and a pedestrian space also known by the name of Village Stroll. The project that involved the design of this library aims to offer facilities to the locals and tourists and to the people that love to spend time in the outdoors or people that want to enrich…

Rhode Island College Art Center by Schwartz-Silver

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Jan 2015 11:13 am | Education

The Rhode Island College Art Center in Providence, USA was designed in 2014 by the Schwartz-Silver architectural practice to bring the formerly scattered programs into a single building while also ensuring a more modern and efficient setting. The original building spread over a single floor and was built in 1958 as a library, student center and dining hall, so it needed a refurbishment to remove the light and safety issues. The new structure offers programs for 12 separate disciplines, each…

Cedar Rapids Public Library by OPN Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Dec 2014 5:14 pm | Education

This public library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA was designed by the practice of OPN Architects after it was flooded in June 2008 causing damage to the building and materials that was beyond repair. The flood went through the Midwestern side of the city and the library was filled with eight feet of water so the city commissioned the design of a new structure. The city wanted a building that would follow three main principles, namely to become a cultural…

Museum University of Navarra by Rafael Moneo

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Dec 2014 6:43 pm | Education

The Museum University of Navarra will be inaugurated in early 2015, two years after the construction began, and it features a design by the architect Rafael Moneo to blend into the natural landscape as well as become an integral part of the existing campus. The purpose of the project is to bring together the art and photography collections of the Spanish university as well as a performing arts program that is located in the 750 seat auditorium. The complex spreads…

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