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Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Oct 2016 4:12 pm | Education, Urban

The architectural practice of Zaha Hadid announced their new project located in the city of Changsha in China, and the giant building, spreading over 115000 square meters, will become the Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center. The overall design is really unique and from afar gives the impression of something really alien which might require some time to put into perspective at first. It will include a Grand Theater, a Contemporary Art Museum, a Multipurpose Hall and the facilities…

Het Lichtruim by GROUP A

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Sep 2016 1:25 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…

2Day Languages by Masquespacio

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 Jun 2016 7:32 am | Education

The 2Day Languages is a language school located in Valencia, Spain and their new interiors were designed by the Masquespacio studio with the plan of integrating the identity of the firm into the space along with the historic values of the city. The project tries to combine the modern and older architecture creating a fusion of the new Spanish design school and the neoclassical architecture. The entire project spreads over a surface of 183 square meters and it hosts three…

NTFSH Gymnasium by QLAB

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Nov 2015 8:12 pm | Education

The National Tainan First Senior High School (NTFSH) Gymnasium was designed by the architectural practice of QLAB in the Educational District of Tainan, Taiwan next to the National Cheng-Kung University, the University off Tainan and other landmarks with which the project has to interact through its design. The gymnasium hosts two international-standard basketball courts, another outdoor basketball court, a fitness center, a table tennis room and a martial-arts dojo. The Sports Hall has 1800 seats and it is equipped with…

Child School at Can Nebot by Rahola Vidal

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Jul 2015 2:38 pm | Education

Designed in 2009 by the architectural practice of Rahola Vidal, this child school also has a nursery on its ground floor and it is located in a peaceful neighborhood of Can Nebot in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Eivissa, Spain. The project also includes a small children’s house in the center and there is also a garden. The main school has four classrooms with a bathroom area, a multi-purpose room, a changing room for the staff, kitchen and dining area…

Red Bull Music Academy New York by INABA

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Jul 2015 1:31 am | Education

The Red Bull Music Academy was designed by the practice of INABA in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York and it occupies four floors of a vacant building transforming them into an exemplary learning environment with collaborative areas that make the traditional classrooms obsolete. The interior has curved walls which create the space for each area and the entire project spreads over a surface of 38000 square feet with the ground level extending into a former warehouse and thus offering…

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science by Lyons

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jul 2015 10:57 pm | Education

The La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science is located at the Bundoora campus of the La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia and was designed by the architectural practice of Lyons with a tessellated façade similar to the hexagonal structure of the molecules. With a height of six levels, the entire building has hexagonal windows towards the front and the rear facades, some of them being extruded from the façade to provide an irregularity, while other windows are simply shaded with…

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…

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