Category Archives: Education

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…

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…

Emerson College Los Angeles by Morphosis Architects

By : lau | 11 Mar 2014 5:57 pm | Education

The practice of Morphosis Architects designed the Emerson College Los Angeles which opened its doors two years after the construction began to offer a permanent base for the school, providing post-graduate, certificate and professional study programs. Right in the heart of Hollywood, the college doesn’t only offer programs for its students but to a broader community with workshops, lectures and other educational meetings. The college contains student housing, instructional facilities and the administration areas in a single location so that the…

SPRING Learning Centre by Joey Ho Design

By : lau | 5 Mar 2014 6:21 pm | Education

The SPRING Learning Centre specializes in the education of small children and it was designed by the Joey Ho Design studio with an aesthetic that tries to picture the world through the eyes of a child and to find ways of improving the learning experience. Located in Wanchai, Hong Kong, the centre spreads over 7500 square feet and it tries to bring together the perspective of a child and that of an adult so that the space created is one…

Het Lichtruim by GROUP A

By : lau | 28 Feb 2014 8:29 pm | Education

Het Lichtruim is a cultural educational center designed by the GROUP A architectural practice for the De Bilt municipality in The Netherlands and it has a compact and flexible setting to be easily adapted to the needs of various users. Spreading over 10500 square meters, the design encourages interaction and collectiveness while also offering private spaces in case the tenants need them. The surrounding area acts as a connecting element between the city and the structure with green courts Renovation…

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