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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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Steven Holl to overhaul University College Dublin with design referencing Giant’s Causeway

August 8, 2018 Amy Frearson 0

Steven Holl Architects has won a competition to revamp Ireland’s largest university, with a proposal featuring buildings that reference the geological forms of the Giant’s Causeway. The New York-based firm, led by architect Steven Holl, was selected ahead of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, John Ronan Architects, O’Donnell + Tuomey, Studio Libeskind and UNStudio to design

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Henley Halebrown creates concrete-and-brick student halls for garden-like site

August 7, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

London-based Henley Halebrown referenced both Georgian and modernist buildings when creating this Stirling Prize-shortlisted group of brick-clad student halls at the University of Roehampton’s parkland campus. Architecture studio Henley Halebrown designed the masterplan for the university’s campus, which is located in a southwest suburb bordered on one side by Richmond Park. Chadwick Hall, which is

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Buddhanimit Temple extension contains dormitory for novice monks

August 3, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

A team of local architects has added new amenities to a temple school in rural Thailand, using affordable materials and parts of an existing building to keep project costs down. Architects Skarn Chaiyawat, Rina Shindo and Witee Wisuthumporn designed a dormitory for the school at Buddhanimit Temple, which is located near the city of Udon

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Niall McLaughlin Architects adds stone-clad auditorium to Oxford college campus

August 2, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

An arc of clerestory windows set between narrow stone fins channels daylight into the theatre at the Stirling Prize shortlisted Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects. The multipurpose facility is the latest addition to the campus of Worcester College, which is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. It is one

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Herzog & de Meuron to overhaul Harvard GSD’s Gund Hall

July 26, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture firms Herzog & de Meuron and Beyer Blinder Belle have been enlisted to renovate and expand the main building at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, in order to support “groundbreaking collaborations” between its programmes. The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) revealed today, 26 July 2018, that Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron

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J Meejin Yoon to become first female dean of Cornell architecture school

July 25, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

New York’s Cornell University has appointed alumnus J Meejin Yoon as the head of its College of Architecture, Art and Planning. The Korean-American architect will become the college’s first female dean since it was founded in 1896. She will begin her five-year term at the school in Ithaca, New York, on 1 January 2019, succeeding

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Benni Allan gives his old school a facelift for just £1,000

July 25, 2018 Amy Frearson 0

Architect Benni Allan has used colourfully painted panels to create an all-new facade for his former school in Alicante, Spain, on a very meagre budget. The London-based Estudio B founder sourced corrugated bitumen panels and painted them in varying shades of red and pink, to create a new exterior for the 30-year-old prefabricated building where the

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Shipping container converted into porters’ lodge for Cambridge University college

July 20, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Cambridge University college Hughes Hall has a new reception building – a converted shipping container designed by local studio Neubau. Neubau designed the structure to function as a porters’ lodge for Hughes Hall, providing a reception for visitors, an office for porters and pigeonholes for students. Before now, it was the only college at the English

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Kaan Architecten’s Utopia combines music school and library

July 9, 2018 Anna Winston 0

Kaan Architecten has extended a 19th century school to create the Utopia building in Aalst, Belgium, which contains a music school and library. Utopia, the Library and Academy for Performing Arts, is named after the book by Thomas Moore, which was first printed in Aalst. Kaan Architecten won a competition to overhaul an existing block

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Fumihiko Maki unveils Aga Khan Centre in London’s King’s Cross

June 29, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Pritzker Prize-winner Fumihiko Maki has completed an educational centre, with a series of roof spaces, terraces and courtyards that contain eight Islamic gardens, for the Aga Khan Foundation. The nine storey block, which stands next to a millennial-pink office designed by Duggan Morris, is the latest building to be completed as part of the development of King’s Cross, London. Containing

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Drone footage reveals damage to Glasgow School of Art as investigation into fire begins

June 20, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

The extent of damage to the Glasgow School of Art, following a devastating fire last week, has been revealed in drone footage of the wreckage. Glasgow School of Art released a video shot using a drone showing the damage to the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building, after a visit to the site on Monday 18th June. The seminal building

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Amelia Tavella Architectes completes stone and timber school in Corsica

June 16, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

A combination of traditional stone walls and surfaces wrapped in pine battens help the Groupe Scolaire à Strega school in Corsica blend in with the surrounding wooded landscape. Amelia Tavella Architectes designed the school for a site in the Corsican village of Santa-Maria-Siché. Located on the edge of the village in the island’s Corse-du-Sud region, the

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Transborder Studio’s Holocaust study centre extension will be embedded into hill

June 15, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Transborder Studio has unveiled plans to add a contemporary extension to a Holocaust research centre in western Oslo, Norway, composed of box-shaped volumes that will be built into a hill. Local architects Transborder Studio were charged with designing the extension to the Villa Grande on Oslo’s Bygdøy peninsula, following an invited competition that included practices Snøhetta,

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HOH Architecten combines two 17th-century townhouses to create Institute of Advanced Study

June 10, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

HOH Architecten has connected two 17th-century Dutch canal houses that were “separated at birth” to create a new facility for the University of Amsterdam. The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), a study centre for science researchers, is spread across two matching townhouses on the Oude Turfmarkt. The brief given to HOH Architecten was to create a 600-square-metre “free space”

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HOH Architecten combines two 17th-century townhouses to create Institute of Advanced Study

June 10, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

HOH Architecten has connected two 17th-century Dutch canal houses that were “separated at birth” to create a new facility for the University of Amsterdam. The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), a study centre for science researchers, is spread across two matching townhouses on the Oude Turfmarkt. The brief given to HOH Architecten was to create a 600-square-metre “free space”

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The Glasgow School of Art is Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s “masterwork”

June 5, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

In celebration of the 150th birthday of influential Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh this week, we’re looking back at five projects that defined his career. Next up is his most famous building, the Glasgow School of Art. The art school is described by the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society as the architect’s “masterwork”, as it seamlessly

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