Category Archives: Education

Aula Medica by Wingårdhs

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Jan 2014 7:45 pm | Education

The Wingardhs architectural practice designed the Aula Medica at the Karolinska Institutet on Solnavagen 7 in Solna, Sweden as the auditorium they lacked since it wasn’t included in the original campus design created in the 1940s. The project was carried out with donations and since the purpose of the aula is to be a lecture hall as well as a place for collective experiences, the site of the building was moved from a remote site behind the existing buildings forward…

College Cebes by OVAL – Avelino Oliveira

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 Dec 2013 1:12 pm | Education

College Cebes is a new private secondary school located in the municipality of Porto in Portugal and it was designed by the OVAL – Avelino Oliveira architectural practice with a modern style that uses some of the characteristics of residential architecture. The project was designed to integrate with the urban surroundings and thus it adopts the geometry and style of the luxury homes in the vicinity. The project is on Avenue Marechal Gomes da Costa with a low density and…

Manchester School of Art by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Dec 2013 5:27 pm | Education

The Manchester School of Art is one of the oldest art schools in the UK celebrating its 175th birthday in 2013 and its new building located on the Cavendish Street was designed by the Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios to celebrate the connection between the various artistic disciplines. The project tries to bring education to contemporary standards and encourages students to collaborate and enjoy the elements that unite them rather than those which set them apart. The front window is very…

Prachasongkroa School by NPDA Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Dec 2013 5:43 pm | Education

The NPDA Studio designed the Prachasongkroa School in Kanchanaburi, Thailand which uses a free-flowing architecture to create a structure inspired by the imagination in children’s stories. The project was designed in 2013 and spreads over a surface of 400 square meters, with a very attractive exterior combining the colorful glossy surfaces with raw ones, creating a structure that seems to come from another world where extremes blend together. The former structure became obsolete and even unsafe so the new layout…

Amstelveen College by DMV architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Nov 2013 7:24 pm | Education

The DMV architects practice designed the Amstelveen College in suburb of Amstelveen, Amsterdam in The Netherlands and new design also focused on the interiors, fixtures and fittings, grounds and bicycle parking. The designers at DMV architects also supported the Amstelveen municipality during the construction of the project. The college is a secondary school and it was separated into seven smaller departments spreading over the four floors of the building. With the motto “a school with possibilities for the great and…

Nursery in Boulay by Paul Le Quernec Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Nov 2013 8:10 pm | Education

The practice of Paul Le Quernec Architects designed this nursery in Boulay, France with a joyful aesthetic and a focus on the safety and protection of the children. The project has a fluid shape and there are almost no sharp edges, so that the sweeping forms extend to the landscape surrounding the building. Since the planning regulations weren’t very imposing, the designers were allowed to create an unconventional spatial organization that maintains constant connection between the areas and an open…

VUC Syd by AART Architects + ZENI Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Nov 2013 5:04 pm | Education

The AART Architects practice in collaboration with ZENI Architects designed the new education center in Haderslev, Denmark for VUC Syd without any traditional classrooms but rather opting for an educational environment where more diverse areas are the main ones such as group areas, presentation spaces, dialogue cubicles or quite zones. The project is right on the waterfront and thus its atrium offers a 360 degree view of the city and harbor with terraces from the ground level and leading all…

Nassau Community College by Cannon Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Nov 2013 3:03 pm | Education

The Life Sciences Building of the Nassau Community College was designed by the Cannon Design architectural practice on an open field in Garden City, New York with an exterior that tries to reflect the natural environment surrounding it. Since there is a campus nearby, the facility has rectilinear bars with a height of three floors and they create a courtyard with an open end that is completed by a cluster of trees to create a communal garden where students can…

James Cook University by Wilson Architects + Architects North

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Nov 2013 11:30 am | Education

The Townsville Campus of the James Cook University needed an improvement of their student services to support the contemporary teaching and learning methods so they employed the practice of Wilson Architects + Architects North to carry out the project. The designers focused on the fact that the campus is located in a tropical area in Australia so they tried to bring out the tropical identity while also enforcing the sense of community between the staff and students. To do this…

The New Clignancourt Centre by gpaa

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Oct 2013 1:44 pm | Education

The Clignancourt Centre of the University of Paris IV Sorbonne was built in 1968 on the site of a former military building and the entire neighborhood began renovations in 2009 with the aid of the gaelle peneau architectes associes practice. The Clignancourt Centre has three areas which are open to the public, namely the library, the gymnasium and the auditorium so they were given a unity through the fact that they are all visible from the road and have a…

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