KPMB updates gothic-style academic building on Princeton University campus

April 24, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

New atria and glazed rooftop pavilions are among the alternations to a historic educational building on Princeton’s campus in New Jersey, as part of a project overseen by Canadian studio KPMB. The project entailed the renovation of a 1929 gothic-style building that formerly housed chemistry laboratories. Originally designed by American architect Charles Klauder, the three-storey,

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Sliding doors connect classrooms by Studio Weave to playground and woods

April 23, 2018 India Block 0

This school by Studio Weave features a scalloped roofline and double doors that slide back to connect the classrooms with their woodland setting on the outskirts of London. The Hackney-based architecture studio created the classrooms with curving roofs for Belvue School, a mixed-gender secondary school for children with moderate to severe learning difficulties. The school had previously

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Zaha Hadid Architects will use robots to build barrel-vaulted school in rural China

April 20, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled plans for a primary school in China’s mountainous Jiangxi province, which will feature a series of barrel-vaulted classrooms built in part by robots. Lushan Primary School will be situated 160 kilometres north-west of the province’s capital, Nanchuang, and perched on a small peninsula. It will be able to accommodate up

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Architecture students use cross-laminated timber to build tiny classroom in Oregon forest

April 2, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Prefabricated panels of cross-laminated timber were used to construct this micro cabin in the Pacific Northwest, designed and built by architecture students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Emerge cabin is located near Eugene, a small Oregon city that is surrounded by forests and farmland. The compact structure was created in three weeks by 13

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House-shaped windows puncture perforated-metal facades of Yokohama nursery

March 31, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Japanese practice Hibinosekkei has completed a nursery in Yokohama, which features plywood-lined interiors and house-shaped openings set into its dark facades. MK-S Nursery was designed by local architecture office Hibinosekkei to accommodate a classroom for pre-school children and an after-school childcare centre within a former residential building. The project was overseen by the studio’s dedicated childcare division,

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Dinosaur fossil park in Texas gains rust-coloured visitor centre by Lake Flato

March 27, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American firm Lake Flato used tough materials like weathering steel to create an off-grid educational facility for Big Bend National Park, known for its dinosaur skeletons. The Fossil Discovery Exhibit building was constructed on a flat site within the federal park, which stretches along the Mexico border in southwest Texas. Encompassing 801,163 acres (324,219 hectares),

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Barclay & Crousse’s Peruvian university building incorporates shaded communal spaces in “labyrinthine” layout

March 19, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture studio Barclay & Crousse has completed a board-marked concrete university building in the Peruvian city of Piura. The Lima-based practice, which is led by Woman Architect of the Year Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse, designed the building for the Universidad de Piura’s campus, a 1,000 kilometres north of the Peruvian capital. The design responds

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Barclay & Crousse’s Peruvian university building incorporates shaded communal spaces in “labyrinthine” layout

March 19, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture studio Barclay & Crousse has completed a board-marked concrete university building in the Peruvian city of Piura. The Lima-based practice, which is led by Woman Architect of the Year Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse, designed the building for the Universidad de Piura’s campus, a 1,000 kilometres north of the Peruvian capital. The design responds

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Barclay & Crousse’s Peruvian university building incorporates shaded communal spaces in “labyrinthine” layout

March 19, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture studio Barclay & Crousse has completed a board-marked concrete university building in the Peruvian city of Piura. The Lima-based practice, which is led by Woman Architect of the Year Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse, designed the building for the Universidad de Piura’s campus, a 1,000 kilometres north of the Peruvian capital. The design responds

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Barclay & Crousse’s Peruvian university building incorporates shaded communal spaces in “labyrinthine” layout

March 19, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture studio Barclay & Crousse has completed a board-marked concrete university building in the Peruvian city of Piura. The Lima-based practice, which is led by Woman Architect of the Year Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse, designed the building for the Universidad de Piura’s campus, a 1,000 kilometres north of the Peruvian capital. The design responds

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Glass walls create visual connection between Strasbourg sports hall and its surroundings

March 18, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Dominique Coulon & Associés has completed a sports centre for a school in Strasbourg, featuring a pair of double-height halls that project upwards from a concrete-and-glass base. Dominique Coulon’s practice designed the building for a school created for the children of the international civil servants who work at the nearby European Parliament and European Court of

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Hawkins\Brown completes robotics lab for The Bartlett at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

March 13, 2018 Jessica Mairs 0

Hawkins\Brown has designed a new robotics campus for The Bartlett architecture school as part of the redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. The 6,200-square-metre campus provides specialist teaching, fabrication and robotics facilities for University College London’s (UCL) The Bartlett architecture school and its new Real Estate Institute. The facilities occupy the former Broadcast Centre and Press Centre, originally designed by

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MB Architecture constructs university building from shipping containers in one day

March 8, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

American firm MB Architecture has used shipping containers to quickly and cheaply build a media lab for Bard College in New York’s Hudson Valley. Bard College Media Lab comprises four containers that are stacked two wide and two high, forming a larger rectangular structure. It took just half a day for MB Architecture, led by Maziar Behrooz,

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Architecture Schools Database launched to help students find the right course

March 8, 2018 India Block 0

The Architecture Foundation has launched a free schools database to help students discover architecture schools and their research projects. The Architecture Schools Database is a free-to-access platform that provides a fully searchable collated list of every educational facility in the UK that teaches architecture. It also has a function for academics and current students to register an account

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Architecture students build community hall in Utah desert using repurposed materials

March 6, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

A large white canopy helps shade this building clad in hot-rolled steel, which was created by university students in a Colorado design-build programme that is known for its work in rugged settings. The project, called Confluence Hall, was designed and built in 19 weeks by a team of 27 graduate students from the Colorado Building

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Sou Fujimoto unveils designs for Swiss university centre made of stacked cubes

March 5, 2018 India Block 0

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has designed a learning centre for the University of St Gallen in Switzerland, which will comprise a stack of glass cubes held within white frames. The Tokyo and Paris-based studio led by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto won a contest to design the HSG Learning Center at the University of St Gallen with its proposal called Open Grid

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Geometric brick-clad boarding house by MICA references its traditional neighbours

February 28, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

British architecture studio MICA has completed a boarding house in the grounds of Stowe School in England, featuring an assemblage of pale-brick volumes including a cylindrical tower and glazed bridge. Stowe School is an independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, which was founded in 1923 and is situated within 750 acres of landscaped gardens that also

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Metro adds science building to Niemeyer-designed tech campus in Brazil

February 26, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

A university campus designed by Oscar Niemeyer in Brazil’s São José dos Campos has gained a huge new science building, which is intended to echo a nearby education wing built by the modernist architect. The project – a collaborative effort between São Paulo-based firms Metro Architects, MMBB and Piratininga Arquitetos – marks the first stage of a

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Stefano Boeri Architetti to design 24-hour schools in Albanian capital

February 23, 2018 Jessica Mairs 0

Stefano Boeri Architetti has designed three schools in Albania’s capital city, Tirana, that will remain open around the clock to double as community hubs. While schools typically are shut to the public after classes end, Italian studio Stefano Boeri Architetti has proposed making use of the buildings 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. After school

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Gluck+ designs coastal laboratory in North Carolina to withstand extreme weather

February 19, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

The broken-up massing of this Duke University research facility by US firm Gluck+ is meant to help protect the building from storm surge. The Dr Orrin H Pilkey Research Laboratory is situated on the southern tip of Pivers Island, in the village of Beaufort, North Carolina. The building is part of Duke University’s Marine Lab

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