Diébédo Francis Kéré says school that launched his career is “not a traditional African building”

October 17, 2017 India Block 0

In this exclusive movie produced by Dezeen, Serpentine Pavilion architect Diébédo Francis Kéré reveals how building a school for his home village in Burkina Faso was the starting point for his career. Kéré was born in a village named Gando, a village on the east side of the African country. While studying to become an architect in Germany, back

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NL Architects completes Belgian school featuring low-lying rooms surrounded by a colonnade

October 15, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

A pyramidal turfed roof tops one of several teaching and administrative spaces clustered around a multipurpose hall at this school in the Belgian city of Knokke-Heist by Amsterdam studio NL Architects. The Scholencampus De Vonk was designed by NL Architects to accommodate the merger of two primary schools in the Flemish coastal city. The building

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Lille school extension by LT2A features porthole-like windows and golden details

October 4, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Architecture studio LT2A has added a brick extension to a school near Lille, featuring an entrance sheltered by an anodised-aluminium canopy, and circular windows that provide glimpses of courtyard gardens. Located southwest of the city in the suburb of Loos, the old school is set among large blocks of social housing that were erected in the 1970s. The

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OMA builds city-inspired engineering school for Ecole Centrale Paris

September 1, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Rem Koolhaas’ firm looked at urban-design patterns when drawing up plans for this laboratory building at an engineering school on the outskirts of Paris. Called Lab City, the building was designed by OMA to provide a new facility for Ecole Centrale Paris, a French university that specialises in science and engineering. But the design team – led by

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CF Møller covers Copenhagen school in 12,000 solar panels

August 23, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Scandinavian firm CF Møller has designed a school on Copenhagen’s waterfront, which is almost completely covered in blue-tinged solar panels that shimmer like sequins in the sunlight.  CF Møller designed the Copenhagen International School for Nordhavn – a harbour currently under renovation in the Danish city. Thousands of solar panels enveloping the stacked-block formation of the school are tilted in opposing directions

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Arching bamboo trusses are left exposed in Chiang Mai sports hall to create a “feast to the eye”

August 20, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Chiangmai Life Architects and Construction modelled the segmented and undulating roof of this bamboo sports hall at a school in Chiang Mai in Thailand on the petals of a lotus flower. Local bamboo specialists Chiangmai Life Architects and Construction designed the Bamboo Sports Hall for the Panyaden International School, which educates primary school-aged children using buddhist principles. Located among rice fields, a 15

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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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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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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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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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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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