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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…

Rhode Island College Art Center by Schwartz-Silver

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Jan 2015 11:13 am | Education

The Rhode Island College Art Center in Providence, USA was designed in 2014 by the Schwartz-Silver architectural practice to bring the formerly scattered programs into a single building while also ensuring a more modern and efficient setting. The original building spread over a single floor and was built in 1958 as a library, student center and dining hall, so it needed a refurbishment to remove the light and safety issues. The new structure offers programs for 12 separate disciplines, each…

Cedar Rapids Public Library by OPN Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Dec 2014 5:14 pm | Education

This public library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA was designed by the practice of OPN Architects after it was flooded in June 2008 causing damage to the building and materials that was beyond repair. The flood went through the Midwestern side of the city and the library was filled with eight feet of water so the city commissioned the design of a new structure. The city wanted a building that would follow three main principles, namely to become a cultural…

Museum University of Navarra by Rafael Moneo

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Dec 2014 6:43 pm | Education

The Museum University of Navarra will be inaugurated in early 2015, two years after the construction began, and it features a design by the architect Rafael Moneo to blend into the natural landscape as well as become an integral part of the existing campus. The purpose of the project is to bring together the art and photography collections of the Spanish university as well as a performing arts program that is located in the 750 seat auditorium. The complex spreads…

HBKU Student Center by Legorreta + Legorreta

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Dec 2014 2:53 pm | Education

The Hamad Bin Khalifa University commissioned the architectural practice of Legorreta + Legorreta to design their new student center in 2011 which is located in Doha, Qatar as a multifunctional project that provides healthcare, social support, psychological counseling, financial aid, lodging and recreational areas for the students. The complex can accommodate more than 10000 students into the relaxed ambiance, allowing them to interact with each other with ease and to carry out their activities in an efficient way. The interiors…

Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building by Frank Gehry

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Nov 2014 6:58 pm | Education

The Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia was designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry as the first facility he created in the country and the project contains research, teaching, learning, research and office areas with an impressive façade toward the east and west. The waving bricks are a reference to the sandstone heritage of the region and the angular glass panels articulate the building, creating a dialogue with its surroundings. The designed…

UTC Cambridge by Hawking\Brown

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Nov 2014 6:42 pm | Education

The UTC Cambridge is a new center for biomedical and environmental science in UTC Cambridge, England with a design created by the international architectural practice Hawking\Brown in 2014. The project spreads over a surface of 5300 square meters where it incorporates a syllabus and a unique environment for the teaching of teenagers. The designers wanted a setting that would be inspirational and would prepare the pupils for their future so the industry and higher education were some of the sources…

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