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Contaminar Arquitetos designs concrete and cork school in Portugal

October 20, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Cork school by Contaminar Arquitetos

Cork-clad concrete canopies cover large outdoor gathering spaces at a primary school on the outskirts of Leiria, Portugal, designed by local practice Contaminar Arquitetos. Casa da Árvore or Tree House was designed to foster a close connection to the outdoors and a nearby pine forest, with classrooms opening onto a central courtyard surrounded by a

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Plant-covered mesh panels surround preschool in Vietnam by HGAA

October 10, 2021 Jon Astbury 0

Screens of metal mesh allow plants to climb up the walls of this steel-framed school in Ha Long City by Vietnamese studio HGAA, which has been shortlisted in the civic building category of Dezeen Awards 2021. Called My Montessori Garden, the preschool is designed to support the Montessori education system, which encourages children to develop

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Wooden grid encloses indoor and outdoor spaces at Sanya Farm Lab by CLOU Architects

October 9, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Inside Sanya Farm Lab

Chinese studio CLOU Architects referenced traditional straw-roofed houses when designing the gridded wooden canopy that tops this agricultural education centre on Hainan Island. Sanya Farm Lab is a 4,000-square-metre exhibition space located in the Nanfan High Tech District of Sanya – a popular travel destination on the island off China’s south coast. The facility was

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Deakin Law School by Woods Bagot features zinc cladding and fluted concrete towers

October 4, 2021 James Parkes 0

Architecture practice Woods Bagot has completed a university building for Deakin Law School in Melbourne comprising a zinc-clad volume and a fluted concrete tower. The Deakin Law School is a new campus building for Deakin University, which has campuses in Geelong, Melbourne and Warrnambool. The building is comprises a trio of stacked zinc-clad volumes, used

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EBBA Architects builds Construction Skills School using only reusable components

October 3, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Wooden screens on Construction Skills School by EBBA Architects

EBBA Architects has used hundreds of pieces of timber to give identity to a set of repurposed cabins, creating a temporary education centre that can be easily recycled in the future. Located on London’s Olympic Park, the Construction Skills School will occupy its site for a minimum of five years, providing building skills training to local

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ReVærk’s all-timber school building in Denmark is a lesson in natural construction

September 30, 2021 Jon Astbury 0

Danish studio ReVærk has completed House of Nature, a school building designed to promote learning about nature through its traditional timber structure and wooden shingles, which has been shortlisted in the civic building category of Dezeen Awards 2021. The Aarhus-based practice designed the building to accommodate the teaching of Nature and Outdoor Life at the

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Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli designs music school with patterned concrete walls

September 13, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The concrete exterior of the Music School of Bressanone by Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli

Architecture office Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli has completed a music school in Bressanone, Italy, comprising monolithic concrete volumes decorated with a subtle hand-hammered pattern. Trevino-based Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli designed the Music School of Bressanone, which was founded in 1961 and is one of the South Tyrol region’s most important cultural institutions. The music school is located

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Studio Saar looks to Indian architecture for cultural centre in Rajasthan

September 7, 2021 James Parkes 0
The building has a marble exterior

Studio Saar has designed a cultural centre in India informed by Rajasthan’s architectural heritage that will be used to host educational and cultural programmes. Named Third Space: The Haveli of Curiosity, the building was designed to become a “third space” where young people, outside of their school and homes, can access education and social facilities.

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DSDHA unveils revamped National Youth Theatre in north London

August 25, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
National Youth Theatre in north London by DSDHA

Architecture studio DSDHA has renovated and extended the home of the National Youth Theatre in north London. The studio revampede the National Youth Theatre’s existing premise on Holloway Road to improve its facilities and give the organisation a greater street presence. “We aimed to equip the National Youth Theatre with a sustainable future on Holloway Road

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Chilean school by Sebastián Irarrázaval takes cues from a walled citadel

August 21, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Chilean School by Sebastian Irarrazaval

Clusters of buildings enclosed by a tall, white wall form an educational campus for children with disabilities that was designed by Chilean studio Sebastián Irarrázaval Arquitectos. The Juan Luis Undurraga Integral Stimulation Center is located in Talagante, a town on the outskirts of Santiago. The school was designed for the care and education of children

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