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Collège de Labarthe-sur-Lèze by LCR Architectes

By : lau | 30 Aug 2014 6:02 am | Education

This public middle school is located in Labarthe-sur-lez, France and it was designed by the practice of LCR Architectes to meet the high environmental standards which a future public building should worry about as well as offer an efficient education space. The exterior stands out due to its copper wrapping and there are two axes defining its layout, one of them giving access from the traffic circle and thus defining the functional organization, while the other one is perpendicular to…

Valdespartera Kindergarden by Magen Arquitectos

By : lau | 28 Aug 2014 12:06 am | Education

The Valdespartera Kindergarten located in Zaragoza, Spain was designed in 2013 by the practice of Magen Arquitectos to provide an education facility to the new Ecocity which has 10000 housing units with eco-friendly features. The kindergarten is to the southern edge of the new district close to the ring highway and to the water tanks, so the designers opted for a round aesthetic which would suit the surrounding urban landscape. The teaching areas are to the south while the classrooms…

Leça do Balio School by aNC arquitectos

By : lau | 26 Aug 2014 11:48 am | Education

The Leca do Balio School in Portugal was designed in 2013 by the practice of aNC arquitectos for 200 children beginning their studies along with 40 kindergarten children. The project is next to a school for the second and third grade with the new building acting as the entrance to both institutions. The building features a complex geometry with a slope organizing the outdoor layout and there are two parallel blocks to create room for the playgrounds. The indentations in…

Westminster Academy by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

By : lau | 16 Aug 2014 2:11 pm | Education

The Westminster Academy located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA was designed in 2007 by the architectural practice of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris as a place in which the pupils can take control of their education through a theater of learning with an open layout that encourages interaction. The rectangular geometry of the structure is covered in glass panels and terracotta tiles that define the landmark, while the interior leads into a “marketplace” on the ground floor connecting the communal spaces…

Innovation Science and Technology Building by Santiago Calatrava

By : lau | 15 Aug 2014 11:04 am | Education

The famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava brought his extensive knowledge and imagination into the design of the Innovation, Science and Technology Building for the Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland to create a stunning sculptural building with lightweight aluminum trellis to reduce the solar gain by up to 30%. The most impressive part of the design is probably the robotic roof that moves and the interior combines concrete, glass and aluminum to define the 200000 square feet of space into an…

Communication and Information Center by Paleko Arch Studija

By : lau | 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 : lau | 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 : lau | 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 : lau | 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 : lau | 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…

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