Category Archives: Education

Communication and Information Center by Paleko Arch Studija

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Aug 2014 10:46 am | Education

This Communication and Information Center located in Vilnius, Lithuania was designed by the practice of Paleko Arch Studija and manufactured by Hunter Douglas who is the world leader in window coverings and a large manufacturer of architectural products. The contemporary structure hosts the Vilnius University Library and it s Science communication center with a quiet and green environment surrounding it. The university campus will bring a lot of new educational facilities on the site and the pinewood near the library…

The Porter School of Environmental Studies by Geotectura + Chen Architects + Axelrod Grobman Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Aug 2014 8:03 pm | Education

The new home of the Porter School of Environmental Studies in the Tel Aviv University campus in Israel was designed in 2014 through a joint venture of the Geotectura, Chen architects and Axelrod Grobman Architects practice as the first LEED Platinum certified building in the country. The project hosts offices, classrooms, an auditorium, a garden with biological wetlands built to treat and recycle the grey water, a green roof, an atrium where exhibitions are planned and a cafeteria. The interior…

Darius Milhaud Conservatory by Kengo Kuma

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Jul 2014 9:20 am | Education, Other

The Darius Milhaud Conservatory was designed by the Kengo Kuma architectural practice with folded aluminum panels to create pleats across the exterior walls of the concert hall located in Aix en Provence to the south of France. The city hosts one of the oldest dance and music conservatories in the country, established in 1849, and it received a new facility spreading over a surface of 7000 square meters which hosts the teaching facilities along with an auditorium with 500 seats.…

Rutgers Business School by TEN Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Jun 2014 5:12 pm | Education

The practice of TEN Arquitectos designed the Rutgers Business School as a gateway to the Livingston Campus of the Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. The project was created in 2013 with an L-shape that spans at a height of 60 feet above Rockafeller Road and it is a part of a masterplan to supply the high density campus with urban facilities, shared amenities and orient it toward the collaboration spaces instead of the traditional classrooms. There are three bands…

Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management by FUKSAS Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Jun 2014 8:04 am | Education

The Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management in the ZAC Port Marianne area to the east side of Montpellier, France was designed by the FUKSAS Architects practice as a hotel/school that wants to transform the landscape by adding a new landmark to it. The project is designed as a single entity with a sculptural shape to distinguish its different programs and an interior where each room has its individual proportions. There are two main buildings linked together by footbridges to cross…

The Vibeeng School by Arkitema Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Jun 2014 5:10 pm | Education

The Vibeeng School in Haslev, Denmark was designed by the Arkitema Architects practice with a playful red exterior and several external education zones to reduce the energy requirements for the project. The primary school is class 1 and it integrates various sustainability elements to increase the overall efficiency while also stimulating the children to learn in a challenging environment. The roof hosts skylights toward the north to improve the natural light inside and there are also several solar panels to…

Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Jun 2014 4:50 pm | Education

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs of the American University of Beirut in Lebanon was designed by the architectural practice of Zaha Hadid cantilevering above a public courtyard with a series of elevated pathways and it will offer a forum for debating public policies in the Arab World such as the refugee crisis or the climate changes. The project spreads over a surface of 3000 square meters and it is to the north side of the…

Xi’An Jiaotong – Liverpool University Administration Building by Aedas

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 May 2014 6:59 pm | Education

The Aedas architectural practice designed the administration and information building for the Xi’An Jiaotong – Liverpool University which is located in Suzhou, China. The project offers a dynamic gathering space for the students and staff, with an aesthetic inspired by the taihu stones which are prevalent in the region, giving the façade a porous texture. The porosity helps with the natural ventilation of the building so it increases the sustainability of the whole while also offering a beautiful exterior. There…

Departments and Student Center by Atelier Hitoshi Abe

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 May 2014 5:56 am | Education

The Departments and Student Center of the University of Economics and Business in Vienna was designed by the Atelier Hitoshi Abe as a complex in the campus which features a series of sinuous buildings with interstitial spaces to ensure easy circulation. The arrangement was favored since it encourages interaction between the various departments in the campus and this is also enhanced through the shared outdoor areas where the students, instructors and administrators can get together and relax or simply exchange…

Nursery School by MDR

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 May 2014 2:26 pm | Education

The Nursery School is a centrally located project in Baillargues, France which is a very old town with ancient architecture and the designers from the MDR practice tried to create a harmonious contemporary design which would integrate with the surroundings. The project is a part of a large greenery patch and it offers a beautiful view of the Mediterranean landscape which the designers tried to continue using materials and a geometry which is appropriate, taking the surrounding constructions into account…

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