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Kantana Film and Animation Institute by Bangkok Project Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jun 2015 2:27 pm | Education

The architectural practice of Bangkok Project Studio created this structure as the host of the Kantana Film and Animation Institute in Bangkok, Thailand, the home for the undergraduate college that wants to provide opportunities to the local talents to work with the largest film studio in the country. The main architect for the project was Boonserm Permthada and his vision offered a structure that is quite distant from the modern design techniques and rather uses a traditional approach that provides…

The new Stuttgart City Library by Yi Architects

By : Mark V | 4 Jun 2015 6:08 pm | Education, Infrastructure

The brand new Stuttgart City Library was designed by Yi Architects and, just a couple of days after it was finally opened, almost everyone considers it as being one of the most beautiful libraries in the whole world. The main focus is on the grand atrium, a massive impressive five story space that copies the style of the famous modernist MC Esher. The colour palette of this library is neutral but the books do seem to have a surreal effect…

The Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul

By : Mark V | 4 Jun 2015 6:03 am | Education, Infrastructure

iArc Architects designed the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea. The project aimed toward an optimization of the buildings energy conservation and the nearby Kyonghi Palace also had to be taken into account as a possible discrepant monument next to an ultramodern neighbor. The Institute has a square shape and is covered by reflecting glass, thus having a minimalist, even plain, exterior which quite literally reflects the surroundings as was required. The interior on the other hand…

Daegu Gosan Public Library by Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Adrian Yau

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jun 2015 5:41 am | Education, Other

The Daegu Gosan Public Library was designed by the architects Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter and Adrian Yau as a portrayal of knowledge through a temple where it is shared and spread. It is designed as a place where ideas can be shared and information can be accessed either in the form of books or the newer mediums of digital information which are extremely popular in Korea in general. The library also focuses on the local culture trying…

Basque Culinary Center by Vaumm Arkitektura

By : Mark V | 2 Jun 2015 5:18 am | Education, Infrastructure

A unique building, for both its purpose and for its design is the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian, Spain. Designed by Vaumm Arkitektura, this edifice is a center and monument of Spanish cuisine. Here there is a joint effort of students, researchers, companies and government towards the improvement of the culinary tradition and the building aims to give inspiration, shelter and support to its visitors. The design gives the impression of a stack of five dishes from afar, one…

Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf by MAGK illiz

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 May 2015 10:39 am | Education, Urban

The south region of Vienna issued a competition in 2008 for the creation of a new child care centre due to the increased birth rate and the project involved the extension of the 19th century “Grunderzeit” school by the addition of eight primary school classes, an after-school care club and a kindergarten equipped with a kitchen. The project was won by the MAGK illiz association of architects and their project proposed a breaking up of the structure into L-shaped bodies…

Wonderful Poplar Library by Sako Architects

By : Mark V | 20 May 2015 7:19 pm | Education, Infrastructure

The lovely library you’re about to see right now is called the Poplar Library and it was designed by Sako Architects especially for children. The library is basically a two level building that invites the kids to discover the world of books. The interior draws the natural light, creating a wonderful effect while two ribbons that copy the rainbow lead to the library . It is tricky to design a library for kids since it has to render the idea…

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff

By : Mark V | 20 May 2015 1:17 pm | Education, Infrastructure

BFLS Architecture designed this massive structure with a green roof, a 4,400 m² facility that cost £22.5 million after winning a competition to design this building back in 2007. This isn`t all since the new Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is very likely to achieve BREEAM Excellent. But what exactly makes this building fit to win the BREEAM sustainable design award? The answers are very clear since the private and publicly funded galleries, foyers, halls, theaters and many…

The new Center for Life Science in Boston

By : Mark V | 18 May 2015 6:42 am | Education, Infrastructure

The architects of this building were quite familiar with life sciences having a lot of experience in designing medical centers. That’s why they chose a design fit for this kind of academic institute, also adding the necessary features and facilities that a building like this needs. The most important area known for life science research is the Longwood Medical Area (LMA). The new center is called the Center for Life Science | Boston (CLSB) and the guiding point of the…

Whistler Public Library by Hughes Condon in Canada

By : Mark V | 16 May 2015 12:15 pm | Education, Infrastructure

The Whistler Public Library is located in Whistler, BC, Canada and it was designed by Hughes Condon Marler Architects. Next to the library you can find the largest park in this village and a pedestrian space also known by the name of Village Stroll. The project that involved the design of this library aims to offer facilities to the locals and tourists and to the people that love to spend time in the outdoors or people that want to enrich…

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