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Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building by Frank Gehry

By : lau | 21 Nov 2014 6:58 pm | Education

The Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia was designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry as the first facility he created in the country and the project contains research, teaching, learning, research and office areas with an impressive façade toward the east and west. The waving bricks are a reference to the sandstone heritage of the region and the angular glass panels articulate the building, creating a dialogue with its surroundings. The designed…

UTC Cambridge by Hawking\Brown

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 6:42 pm | Education

The UTC Cambridge is a new center for biomedical and environmental science in UTC Cambridge, England with a design created by the international architectural practice Hawking\Brown in 2014. The project spreads over a surface of 5300 square meters where it incorporates a syllabus and a unique environment for the teaching of teenagers. The designers wanted a setting that would be inspirational and would prepare the pupils for their future so the industry and higher education were some of the sources…

Léon Blum Viaduct Bridge by RFR

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 2:31 pm | Bridges

The Leon Blum Viaduct is a bridge across a high speed rail station and the Boivre river valley in the center of Poitiers, France featuring a design created by the RFR architectural practice in 2014 as a line that connects the historic part of the city to the east with the suburbs toward the west. The bridge is a part of a larger urban renewal program that includes the recently built theater and it replaces a pedestrian structure to incorporate…

Bill & Melinda Gates Hall by Morphosis Architects

By : lau | 11 Nov 2014 11:13 am | Education

The Bill & Melinda Gates Hall is a part of the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, USA and it was designed by the practice of Morphosis Architects in 2014 to bring back to life an underutilized area near the Barton Hall and Hoy Field. The exterior has stainless steel panels and a cantilevered canopy entrance to protect the outdoor plaza serving as a student social area with native plants and sculptural shapes. The classrooms are shaded by the steel skin…

Kindergarten Cerkvenjak by Superform

By : lau | 10 Nov 2014 10:00 pm | Education

The Kindergarten Cerkvenjak is a project located in a wooded area in a village with the same name from Slovenia and it was designed by the Superform architectural practice after winning an invitational competition in 2010. The designers created a site that wants to enhance the learning experience as much as possible while also increasing the creativity of the children so the footprint is irregular with a sawtooth section. The layout creates small courtyards opening to the exterior play areas and…

Zhangjiagang Town River Reconstruction by Botao Landscape

By : lau | 7 Nov 2014 6:48 pm | Urban

The Town River in Zhangjiagang, China has a length of 2200 meters with a width of 12 meters and nearly half of it was covered by sewage since the 1990s leading to an environmental threat so it needed extensive redesign which was carried out by the Botao Landscape studio. The designers wanted to start from the concept of a City Parlor as the center of a commercial area that would also ensure pollution control and the recovery of the natural…

Budapest Underground Line M4 – Kálvin tér Station by PALATIUM Studio

By : lau | 27 Oct 2014 12:08 pm | Infrastructure

The M4 Underground line is the largest infrastructure project in Budapest, Hungary and, since it is an important part of the public transport, a national competition was started in 2004 for its modernization which was won by the PALATIUM Studio in collaboration with several smaller firms and engineering companies. The stations were designed as unique pieces but with a similar idea in mind and the designers compare the project with a “building with ten wings” where each has a separate…

University Library by a02 Atelier

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 4:28 pm | Education

Located in Ruzomberok, Slovakia, this University Library was designed by the practice of a02 Atelier in 2013 for the Catholic University as a part of the campus design which began in 2006 with a competition. The entire campus will host the residence halls, the structures of the Faculty of Arts and Letters, of the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Law building, a chapel, a new auditorium, concert hall and underground parking. The library hosts around 700000 volumes and there…

Rotman School of Management by KPMB Architects

By : lau | 23 Oct 2014 3:44 pm | Education

The Rotman School of Management is a part of the University of Toronto, Canada and it was designed in 2012 by the practice of KPMB Architects to host one of the most innovative business schools in the world. The school was rapidly successful due to the Integrative Thinking curriculum and this led to the need for a larger setting which was conceived as a global hub that would help the core philosophy of The Rotman School, namely to promote creativity…

St John Bosco Art College by BDP

By : lau | 21 Oct 2014 7:48 pm | Education

The St John Bosco Art College located in Croxteh, Liverpool, UK was designed in 2014 by the BDP architectural practice with a capacity of up to 1100 persons and a single floor layout that combines the learning environments with social spaces for a more efficient and contemporary setting. The project is a secondary structure for the catholic girls’ school and has a layout of 91×55 meters with a sculptural landscape as the central core of the space. The budget for…

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