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People’s Architecture Office completes blue-toned makeover of Fuqiang school

November 28, 2022 Amy Frearson 0

Vivid shades of blue and turquoise characterise this school in Shenzhen, China, which has been overhauled by People’s Architecture Office to offer more creative forms of learning. Beijing-based People’s Architecture Office (PAO) has reorganised and extended Fuqiang Elementary School to expand the range of facilities and create more outdoor teaching spaces. The design, called Learning Terraces,

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro creates performing arts centre on Massachusetts campus

November 24, 2022 James Brillon 0

New York City-based Diller Scofidio + Renfro has completed the Prior Performing Arts Center for the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, which features an undulating facade of precast concrete and weathering steel panels. Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed the campus building as a cultural centre and the focal point for student life for the College

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GBBN expands historic Pennsylvania residence with metal-clad education facility

November 22, 2022 Kate Mazade 0

US architecture studio GBBN preserved and expanded a 19th-century home in Erie, Pennsylvania into an educational facility with a glass bridge connection and metal-clad, barn-like structure. Completed in April 2022 for Pennsylvania State University Behrend, the Federal House Renovation & Addition project saw the conversion of the oldest brick building in the Harborcreek Township into a modern

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Hawkins\Brown and RRP Architects create “beacon for university life” in Belfast

November 21, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

Red steelwork frames a large multi-purpose atrium at the heart of the One Elmwood student hub at Queen’s University Belfast, designed by studios Hawkins\Brown and RPP Architects. The 11,000-square-metre hub replaces a dilapidated building at the centre of the university’s campus and consolidates all non-faculty facilities into one space, including the student union, lounges, bars

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LMN Architects creates mass-timber business school for University of Washington

November 18, 2022 Ben Dreith 0

Seattle-based studio LMN Architects has completed the mass-timber Founders Hall building for the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business in Seattle. Founders Hall is an 84,800-square-foot building with five floors spread over three volumes on the University of Washington’s campus in northern Seattle. LMN designed the building for the business school to serve a variety

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Steven Holl Architects designs asymmetric Princeton institute building with curved ceilings

November 16, 2022 Ben Dreith 0

American studio Steven Holl Architects has completed Rubenstein Commons, a building composed of “bulbous space curves”, for the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Rubenstein Commons was designed to be a meeting place and office complex for visiting scholars to the institute, where scientist Albert Einstein once held a faculty position. The studio

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Localworks builds irregularly shaped classrooms with earthbags for school in Uganda

November 13, 2022 Amy Peacock 0

Design and build studio Localworks has created the Mustardseed Junior School in Uganda with organically shaped classrooms built from natural and locally sourced materials. The 1,146-square-metre building, located in the town of Sentema, is used as both a kindergarten and primary school for local children. According to Kampala-based Localworks, all materials used to construct it

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Emilieu Studio uses local materials to form mobile furniture in Toulon design school

November 13, 2022 Natasha Levy 0

Moveable furnishings crafted from old ship sails and plywood offcuts appear throughout the École Camondo Méditerranée design school in Toulon with interiors by French practice Emilieu Studio. The southerly outpost of Paris’s École Camondo is set on the coast of the French Riviera and features a pared-back open-plan interior meant to reflect “how design and

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Aarhus School of Architecture relocates to “living laboratory” by Adept

November 8, 2022 Amy Frearson 0

Architecture studio Adept has created an industrial-style building for the Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark, with workshop facilities for students and the local community. Called New Aarch, the new Aarhus School of Architecture building consolidates the facilities of its 10 previous locations into a single space on the site of a former railyard. The

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Eskew Dumez Ripple designs courtyard pavilion for Burden Center in Baton Rouge

November 4, 2022 Ben Dreith 0

New Orleans architecture studio Eskew Dumez Ripple has unveiled plans for a welcome centre at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge that will feature a sloped roof, glass walls and a sunken central courtyard. Plans for the pavilion in Baton Rouge – the capital city of Louisiana – show a square building with roofs that

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