Category Archives: Infrastructure

The New School University Center by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

By : lau | 14 Apr 2014 6:52 pm | Education

The New School University Center in New York, USA has nearly 10000 undergraduate and graduate students and thus it needed a larger setting that the one offered by the space in the Greenwich Village, finding one in the Upper West Side which could bring their progressive education methods closer to more persons and with a better environment for the contemporary issues such as technology, sustainability or globalization. The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architectural practice designed the new project to respond…

La Fabrique by Marc Mimram

By : lau | 8 Apr 2014 8:02 pm | Education

The French architect Marc Mimram designed La Fabrique, a new building for the Strasbourg campus of the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture with a translucent exterior made of aluminum covers. The title La Fabrique was chosen to reflect the industrial heritage of the area and to connect the structure with the architecture from the nineteenth century throughout the city. Due to the purpose of the building, the designers wanted the structure to be an exploration between the metal exterior and its…

Paul H. Cocker Architecture Gallery by Gow Hastings Architects

By : lau | 26 Mar 2014 8:56 am | Education

The Gow Hastings Architects practice designed the new Paul H. Cocker Architecture Gallery for the Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada upgrading the Department of Architectural Science building with a dramatic space opposite the main entrance. The space was occupied by a storage room before and the gallery enters into the brutalist lobby created by the architect Ron Thom to add a white touch to the heavy concrete of the interior while also adding a focal point to the array of beams,…

Mobiversum by J. Mayer H.

By : lau | 26 Mar 2014 8:52 am | Education

The J. Mayer H. architectural practice collaborated with Professor Renate Zimmer from the Osnabruck University to create the Mobiversum project which wants to offer a playground in the shape of a tree-like installation that has the theme of “people, cars and what moves them”. The project is located at the Autostadt Wolfsburg and it is a learning landscape with a wide array of possible interactions wanting to teach the children of all ages about the environment and the “green” topics…

Henderson-Hopkins School by Rogers Partners

By : lau | 22 Mar 2014 5:58 pm | Education

The architectural practice of Rogers Partners designed the Henderson-Hopkins School in Baltimore, USA as a cluster of “learning containers” that take their inspiration from the row houses of the area and the civic spaces. The campus was designed as a small city with the students being grouped according to their age in small houses with their commons area for lunch and a flexible learning program placed on the Learning Terrace outside. The low height of the building integrates with the…

Passerelle de la Paix by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

By : lau | 21 Mar 2014 9:44 pm | Bridges

Called Passerelle de la Paix, this new bridge crosses over the Rhone River and is located in Lyon, France offering a great place from where to admire the urban landscape while traversing either on foot or cycling. The project was designed by the practice of Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes and it is a part of a city development to the north linking the Cite Internationale conference center and the St. Claire along with two parks called the Parc de la Tete…

Ölhafen Bridge by schneider+schumacher

By : lau | 18 Mar 2014 8:01 pm | Bridges

The Olhafen Bridge was designed by the Schneider + Schumacher architectural practice for the pedestrians and cyclists that want to enter the oil terminal harbor located along the Main River in Raunheim, Germany. The bridge spans over a length of 170 meters across the entrance to the oil terminal and it can be accessed through a spiraling ramp that gives the project a sculptural character. The structural engineers of the project are SchusslerPlan and the style of the bridge is…

Gerardo Anker Library by L+A arquitectos

By : lau | 18 Mar 2014 7:53 pm | Education

The practice of L + A arquitectos renovated the existing library on the campus of the Colegio Alberto Einstein transforming the building into a contemporary space that will offer up to date services in an attractive setting. The Gerardo Anker Library is located in the Avenida Diego Vasquez de Cepeda, Quito, Ecuador and it is near the entrance into the campus so it is one of the most visible structures on the side offering one of the first impressions to…

Blue Tape by Evan Shieh and Ali Chen

By : lau | 15 Mar 2014 4:11 pm | Education

The AC-CA (Architectural Competition/Concours d’Architecture) for the design of a school tower was won by the architects Evan Shieh and Ali Chen from the United States with a project entitled Blue Tape that tries to offer a new vision of how the architectural school should look like. The project has a slit through the middle of the tower with offices and studios placed to the sides and a transparent façade following the idea of a pin-up area where students can…

Central Railway Station Rotterdam

By : lau | 15 Mar 2014 4:05 pm | Other, Urban

The new Central Railway Station in Rotterdam, The Netherlands features a system for transparent curtain walls provided by the ODS-Jansen firm that ensure large expanses of glass with slim sections to allow a good control of the incidence of light. The public transport terminal was re-anchored in the city center to be a part of the European network of transport hubs that were required once the high speed rail system was implemented. The design of the station tries to reflect…

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