Category Archives: Education

Griffith University G11 Library by ThomsonAdsett

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 May 2014 12:41 pm | Education

The new Learning Commons of the Griffith University in Southport, Australia create a range of internal and outdoor learning environments which have the purpose of promoting the interactions between students and staff in spaces that evoke an environmental and cultural context created by the ThomsonAdsett architectural practice. The 160 meter long extension can be used for various purposes such as stage events, enrolment day, O-week, interviews, markets or exhibitions and has become the primary campus meeting point. The design was…

Steiner School by LOCALARCHITECTURE

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 May 2014 8:55 pm | Education

Located in Crissier, Switzerland, the Steiner School integrates the Rudolf Steiner pavilion campus and it spreads over three floors to take up the external flow of the existing pavilions with a design created by the LOCALARCHITECTURE practice in 2012. The exterior corridors are accessed through a staircase and ramp leading directly to the cloakrooms and classrooms. The corridors define the layout of each room and they also extend the classrooms to act as a portrayal of the school’s philosophy of…

Farming Kindergarten by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 May 2014 3:34 pm | Education

The Farming Kindergarten is a sustainable educational space which was designed by the Vo Trong Nghia Architects practice and it is located in Dongnai in the southeastern part of Vietnam, offering a large array of interactive energy-saving features so that the preschoolers can learn from an early age about the importance of the environment. The building has a spiraling green roof which can be accessed by the children and it provides more than sufficient food for the 500 children. There…

The New School University Center by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

By : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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…

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