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CO Architects creates highly transparent Health Education Building in Kansas

December 11, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

A glazed box revealing floors wrapped in a terracotta screen forms part of this new academic facility, designed by CO Architects for a university in Kansas City. Built on the site of a former parking lot, the Health Education Building is located on a prominent corner in the University of Kansas Medical Center campus –

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John Wardle Architects looks to natural landscape with design of Monash University building

December 5, 2018 Ali Morris 0

John Wardle Architects imagined a landscape with ravines, clearings and escarpments when designing the spaces of the Learning & Teaching Building at Monash University’s Clayton Campus in Melbourne, Australia. Serving as a “new front door” to the university, the multi-faculty LTB building houses the institution’s Office of Learning and Teaching as well as the Faculty of Education. John

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John Ronan wraps IIT’s Kaplan Institute in ETFE and glass

December 4, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio John Ronan Architects has completed an academic building at the Illinois Institute of Technology that is meant to have a “light, cloud-like appearance”. The building, officially known as the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, is situated in the heart of the IIT campus, which was master-planned by Mies van

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Snøhetta completes ultra-efficient HouseZero at Harvard University

December 3, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Rooftop photovoltaics and windows that automatically open and close are among the sustainable features in a small Harvard building, which Snøhetta, Skanska and university researchers have retrofitted. The project involved an extensive overhaul of a pre-1940s home that serves as the headquarters for the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Situated on

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Warped concrete roof tops Miami architecture school by Arquitectonica

December 1, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

A massive curving slab of concrete covers the new school of architecture building at the University of Miami, by local firm Arquitectonica. The Thomas P Murphy Design Studio Building is the latest addition to the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida – southeast of Downtown Miami. Arquitectonica designed the 20,000-square-foot (1,858-square-metre) building for

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MAD unveils plans for kindergarten with red rooftop playground in Beijing

November 29, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

MAD architects has reveals its designs for Courtyard Kindergarten, which features a dynamic roof that surrounds a historic Chinese courtyard and acts as a playground for the children. The Beijing-based architecture firm, led by Ma Yansong, designed the building to preserve the cultural heritage of the site, while creating new spaces that wrap around the

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Deborah Berke Partners clads High Street Residence Hall in stone and zinc

November 28, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio Deborah Berke Partners has completed a student dormitory for a small Pennsylvania college, with different cladding materials on the building’s opposing sides. The High Street Residence Hall is located in the town of Carlisle on the campus of Dickinson College — a liberal arts school that was established in 1783, shortly after the

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Traditional fabric influences patterns across University of Hawaii building by Perkins+Will

November 26, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

A jagged roofline and textured facades define a dual-purpose university facility by Perkins+Will in Kapolei, a growing town on the mountainous island of Oahu. Housing both offices and educational spaces, the Administration and Allied Health Building is located on the University of Hawaii’s West Oahu campus, which was formerly the site of sugarcane fields. The building

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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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