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Walter Gropius designed school in Dessau to reflect the Bauhaus values

November 5, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

To continue our Bauhaus 100 series exploring the key projects and figures of the influential design school, we take a look at its home in Dessau, designed by Walter Gropius to embody the school’s core principles and values. Gropius founded the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany, in 1919, as a new kind of art school based around

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Behnisch Architekten overhauls business school at Portland State University

November 1, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

German firm Behnisch Architekten has renovated a 1970s urban academic building in Oregon, and created an addition that consists of “shifting” wood-clad boxes and a glazed atrium. The Karl Miller Center houses the School of Business at Portland State University. The building is located within the University District in downtown Portland, just a few blocks west of

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CF Møller’s Maersk Tower is “sculptural linchpin” on the Copenhagen skyline

October 27, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Vertical perforated-metal louvres wrap around the curved facades of this tower designed by CF Møller Architects for the University of Copenhagen. The Scandinavian firm designed the Maersk Tower as a state-of-the-art research facility and an extension of Panum – the university’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The 15-storey building contains both research and teaching

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Barclay & Crousse’s award-winning Edificio E captured in movie by Cristobal Palma

October 16, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Architectural photographer Cristobal Palma has created a film showing Peruvian firm Barclay & Crousse’s concrete university building in Piura, which was awarded the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2018. Edificio E beat five other shortlisted projects to win the biennial prize, and was praised by the jury for its “deceptive simplicity and modesty”, as well

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Barclay & Crousse’s “deceptively simple” Peruvian school wins Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize

October 11, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture studio Barclay & Crousse has won this year’s Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for its fragmented concrete university building in rural northern Peru. Edificio E by the Lima-based practice – led by Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse – was recognised as the best project in the Americas completed between January 2016 and February 2017

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Sameep Padora creates undulating brick roof to cover school library in India

October 8, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Sameep Padora & Associates looked at the forms of vaulted brick ceilings found in Catalonia to develop the complex curved roof of this extension to a children’s library in the Indian town of Kopargaon. Padora’s Mumbai-based practice designed the Maya Somaiya Library for the Shri Sharda English Medium School, which is located on the edge

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Sameep Padora creates undulating brick roof to cover school library in India

October 8, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Sameep Padora & Associates looked at the forms of vaulted brick ceilings found in Catalonia to develop the complex curved roof of this extension to a children’s library in the Indian town of Kopargaon. Padora’s Mumbai-based practice designed the Maya Somaiya Library for the Shri Sharda English Medium School, which is located on the edge

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Anamorphic Playground by Unit Lab only looks normal in a mirror

October 5, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

London-based Unit Lab has created a playground that is designed to look distorted in real life, but normal when viewed through a  warped mirror, in an attempt to make science fun. The permanent outdoor Anamorphic Playground, which plays with perspective and visual distortion, was installed at the Eleanor Palmer Primary in Kentish Town in London. “We

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DAA uses economical materials for Sandler Training centre in Nebraska

October 3, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Architecture firm DAA has created an education centre for a suburban site in the American Midwest, which features standing-seam metal cladding and a colourful interior. Occupying on a corner lot, the building sits near a strip mall and a residential neighbourhood in Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska. The client, Sandler Training, provides professional development

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Perforated walls and subterranean spaces keep students cool at New Delhi school

October 3, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Indian architecture studio Morphogenesis has rebuilt a school in New Delhi, using traditional methods, including walls punctuated by a pattern of square openings, to help combat the harsh climate. The Bangalore-based office designed the building for The British School, New Delhi, to double its capacity to 1,300 students. Morphogenesis based its design on the school’s remit

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Perforated walls and subterranean spaces keep students cool at New Delhi school

October 3, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Indian architecture studio Morphogenesis has rebuilt a school in New Delhi, using traditional methods, including walls punctuated by a pattern of square openings, to help combat the harsh climate. The Bangalore-based office designed the building for The British School, New Delhi, to double its capacity to 1,300 students. Morphogenesis based its design on the school’s remit

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Renzo Piano tops Columbia University’s The Forum with staggered concrete auditorium

September 27, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Italian architect Renzo Piano has completed his third building for Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus in Harlem, a project he describes as an “interesting experiment” in gentrification. The glass and concrete structure known as The Forum joins the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s Lenfest Art Centre, which opened last year, and the Jerome L Greene Science Center in

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3XN to design wave-shaped Climatorium on Danish coast

September 26, 2018 India Block 0

Danish architecture studio 3XN has won a competition to design an educational climate centre on the waterfront in Lemvig, on the west coast of Denmark. The Climatorium will serve as an educational resource centre on the challenges posed by urbanisation and climate change for Lemvig – a coastal city that faces an increased risk of flooding from rising sea

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Design, Bitches overhauls LA education centre 9 Dots with plywood built-ins

September 23, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Los Angeles studio Design, Bitches has refurbished a local building for a nonprofit education organisation, creating a variety of areas to learn, work and develop skills. The 9 Dots education centre in Hollywood offers a wide range of education support, including tutoring for children interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects, as well as

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Franklin Azzi Architecture converts Nantes warehouses into art school

September 23, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

A pair of former warehouses topped with saw-toothed roofs have been transformed into a school for fine arts by Franklin Azzi Architecture, in the French city of Nantes. The Nantes Saint-Nazaire Higher School of Fine Arts, which is shortlisted in the Civic and Cultural Building category of the 2018 Dezeen Awards, provides facilities for 500

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BIG’s New York City school for WeWork encourages interaction and play

September 12, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Curvaceous wooden reading dens and lily-pad-like cushions for jumping on are among the playful features that architecture firm BIG has included in co-working company WeWork’s first school, which has opened in New York City. The WeGrow school opened in the Chelsea neighbourhood on 5 September 2018, in time for the start of the new academic

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“Architects have a role to play in addressing school violence” says AIA

August 14, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

The American Institute of Architects has revealed plans for a series of initiatives that will use “the power of design” to tackle gun violence in US schools and create safer environments for children. Following a wave of violence in US education facilities this year – including 30 shootings since January 2018 – the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

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Robots will assemble brick facades of Milan’s university science campus

August 14, 2018 India Block 0

Carlo Ratti Associati is designing a new science campus for the University of Milan, complete with brick facades that will be made by robots. External brickwork on the new buildings will be designed and built with the assistance of robots and include letters and symbols. This facade, say the architects, could be re-arranged into a different

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Metal shutters vary the facades of Toulouse student housing scheme by PPA Architecture

August 13, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

The metal-clad inner and outer facades at this student housing project for the Olympe de Gouges University in Toulouse incorporate operable shutters that alter the appearance of the buildings. The student residences were designed by a team comprising lead firm PPA Architecture, with support from Scalene Architectes and Almudever Fabrique d’Architecture. The project is part

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Metal shutters vary the facades of Toulouse student housing scheme by PPA Architecture

August 13, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

The metal-clad inner and outer facades at this student housing project for the Olympe de Gouges University in Toulouse incorporate operable shutters that alter the appearance of the buildings. The student residences were designed by a team comprising lead firm PPA Architecture, with support from Scalene Architectes and Almudever Fabrique d’Architecture. The project is part

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