Feilden Clegg Bradley creates barn-inspired art building at Bedales School in Hampshire

August 13, 2017 Ali Morris 0

A building with a row of pitched roofs forms Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ art and design block at Bedales School – a liberal independent school on the edge of the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, England. Clad in rough-sawn Siberian larch, the Bedales School Art and Design Building is constructed around a 300-year-old oak tree

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Andrew Burges Architects transforms Sydney warehouse into “mini city” for kids

August 12, 2017 Ali Morris 0

This Sydney childcare and community centre by Andrew Burges Architects is filled with tiny house-shaped rooms and has a sandpit on its roof. Conceived as a city at child’s scale, the East Sydney Learning Centre is housed in a four-storey former warehouse building from the 1920s that is nestled within a tight network of lanes and streets. The architects were asked to

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O’Donnell + Tuomey uses “surgical strategy” to link new and old buildings of Budapest university

August 11, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

As part of a huge revamp of the Central European University, Irish architecture firm O’Donnell + Tuomey has added a new limestone-clad building to a street in downtown Budapest. The firm led by architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey is completely overhauling the graduate school, with a masterplan that involves linking up historic structures and courtyards with new limestone-clad

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Maple Street School in Brooklyn features warm wood interiors

August 8, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

Lots of wood, soft pastel tones and bright accents are used to make this Brooklyn preschool feel like an “extension of the home”. Local studios Barker Freeman Design Office (BFDO) and 4|MATIV collaborated to create the new Maple Street School when it expanded to a second location. An ideal space was found in a recently

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Alberto Campo Baeza’s Madrid sports centre is a “box of light”

August 5, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Two enormous translucent walls flood the playing court of this bright white sports centre by Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza with dazzling light. Located on the Francisco de Vitoria University campus in Pozuelo, Madrid, the sports complex comprises two clean, white boxes joined together by a low-rise building whose roof becomes an interconnecting patio at the first floor level.

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Reiulf Ramstad’s kiln-inspired learning centre will celebrate Denmark’s farming culture

August 3, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter has unveiled plans for a new agricultural and baking education centre in Denmark’s Jutland region, which will feature teaching spaces skylit by a pair of kiln-shaped forms. Called Kornets Hus – translating from Danish as Grain House – the new timber-framed learning centre will be completed this year in the town of Hjørring, on a patch of

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Stainless-steel extension to CTLES archive reflects its rural surroundings

July 23, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

This pair of enormous mirrored-steel boxes connected by a glazed bridge were designed by Antonini + Darmon and RMDM, to complement and extend an aluminium-clad archive facility outside Paris. The CTLES (Technical Centre for Books of Higher Education) is a national public administrative institution located in the Parisian suburb of Bussy-Saint-Georges, around 25 kilometres east of the city

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Portakabin builds temporary school for pupils of academy next to Grenfell Tower

July 21, 2017 Ali Morris 0

A temporary secondary school is being built to accommodate students of Kensington Aldridge Academy, a school next to Grenfell Tower, which has been shut ever since the devastating fire last month. UK company Portakabin is using its modular construction system to build the school just over a mile away, next to Wormwood Scrubs – an open space in the London Borough of

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Low-cost school for 3,000 children planned at Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

July 20, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

A school for Syrian refugees is set to be built at a camp in Jordan, using a modular and re-deployable construction system developed with the help of former Architecture for Humanity director Cameron Sinclair. Italian non-profit organisation Building Peace Foundation is behind the construction of the school building, which will be the 10th facility it has completed at the Za’atari

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Renzo Piano designs top-heavy arts centre for Columbia University

July 17, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has cantilevered the gallery and performance spaces at the top of this off-white arts school, which was designed for Columbia University’s new campus in Upper Manhattan. The Lensvelt Center for the Arts is the second building to be completed in the university’s new Manhattanville campus, a few blocks north of its historic home in Morningside Heights,

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Diébédo Francis Kéré uses local materials for ring-shaped school in Burkina Faso

June 23, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Wind-catching towers emerge from the circular rippled roof of this brick and wood school building in Koudougou, Burkina Faso, which was designed by the architect of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, Diébédo Francis Kéré. Berlin- and Burkina Faso-based Kéré designed the Lycée Schorge Secondary School for a site on the outskirts on Koudougou – the West African

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Haverstock extends school on London’s modernist Alexandra Road Estate

June 15, 2017 Lizzie Fison 0

British architecture studio Haverstock has added new facilities to a school on the historic Alexandra Road Estate in London’s Camden, built by architect Neave Brown in the 1970s. The Camden-based studio added new therapy rooms and short-stay accommodation for up to 50 young people with autism and learning difficulties to the Jack Taylor School, which first opened in 1978 at

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Vision unveiled for London school powered by Thames tide

June 14, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture has drawn up plans for “London’s greenest public building”, a school that would be entirely powered using the tidal movements of the River Thames. The conceptual plans for the Thames Tidal Powered School involve a building that juts out over London’s principle waterway. A series of large turbines positioned underneath would then allow

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Toshiko Mori and Maya Lin create buildings for Boston pharmaceutical campus

May 31, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

Architects Toshiko Mori, Maya Lin and CannonDesign teamed up to design this new research complex for Swiss drug company Novartis, located in the Boston area. The complex, called the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, is located on a busy street in Cambridge, near the campus for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Encompassing more than 800,000 square feet (74,322 square

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Studio B pairs weathering steel with red cedar for extension to remote Colorado school

May 30, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

Earthy materials and soft interior light define these new buildings that American firm Studio B created for a primary school situated in an American mountain valley. Aspen Community School is located in Woody Creek, a remote village situated northwest of Aspen, Colorado. The school occupies a 25-acre (10 hectare) site surrounded by trees and mountains. “The elevated

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