This theatre for Horris Hill School in Newbury, a town in the county of Berkshire, England, is built with cross laminated timber (CLT) and Viroc composite panels – with a mix of wood fibers and cement particles – whose reddish tones resemble those of
Formed in 1956 in Patiala, a city in the Indian state of Punjab, Thapar University commissioned the Dublin practice of Valerie Mulvin and Niall McCullough to unify its disparate campus by devising a masterplan and raising a series of buildings for ho
The firms Rem Koolhaas – OMA and gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner are the winners of the competition to draw up the masterplan and architectural design for Chengdu Future Science and Technology City, located 50 kilometers from Chengdu and
The firm headed by Li Hu and Huang Wenjing, Open Architecture, working from offices in New York and Beijing, has designed a campus for the Qingpu Pinghe International School in Shanghai, which has students aged 4 through 18. One of the buildings, the
In 2008, the Japanese practice headed by Junya Ishigami finished the workshops for KAIT (Kanagawa Institute of Technology) in Atsugi, in city in Kanagawa Prefecture. That same year, for the grounds beside the workshops building, the firm was commissi
Refurbishment of two Áster School classrooms, Vandellòs I l’Hospitalet de l’Infant (Tarragona) Juan Fernando Ródenas, Carlos Gonzalvo, and Gillermo Zuaznabar have restored two modules of Astor School, designed by Antonio Bonet Castellana (1913-1989)
Atop a hill in the Osaka University of Arts campus, this construction seeks to meld with the topography and natural environment besides harnessing views of the landscape and city. Hence Kazuyo Sejima – founder, with Ryue Nishizawa, of the firm SANAA
The construction of two preschool classrooms completes an educational complex that has managed to thrive in a Kenyan village thanks to successive charity efforts and local initiative. For the raising of the two rectangular volumes, the project involv
The building’s design adapts to the needs of children: the sloping ellipse prompts them to run in endless circles; the rubber roof prevents injuries, and the underfloor heating using warm air prevents burns that could occur with conventional systems.
The three terraced levels have a porch and a courtyard. The main elevation is a ceramic fabric reinforced with steel that makes it adaptable to three different functions: latticework, ventilated facade, and plinth with concrete panels...
The materials, technology, and available resources, along with the self-built architecture of the region determined the building methods used in this kindergarten, promoted by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and built by the local community...
Commissioned by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and the non-profit organization American Friends of Le Korsa (AFLK), the New York-based architect Toshiko Mori has raised a school for children aged 5 to 10 in the remote Senegalese town of Fass. A
In the village of Rudrapur, located in the Dinajpur Disrtict of northern Bangladesh, the German architect Anna Heringer – in conjunction with Veronika Lang and the non-profit organization Dipshikha – recently completed a therapy center for people wit
The Barcelona architect Albert Faus has in the village of Youlou, on 5 hectares of 8 available, built two schools (primary and secondary) and a number of auxiliary modules (canteen, staff changing room, water tank, etc.). The main constructions have
Along with museums, opera houses, and national assemblies, a specifically modern type of architecture that developed in the course of the 19th century was the center for teaching and learning. First were the universities, which were updated to serve
Soon after the Dublin-based Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara learned that they had come away with the 2010 Pritzker Prize (see Arquitectura Viva 223), it was announced that their firm, Grafton Architects, had carried the day in the competition for
Directed by Miguel Martínez and Pau Batalla, the firm Emac – an acronym for Mediterranean space for contemporary architecture – carried the day in the ideas competition for a preschool and primary school situated in La Pobla Llarga, a municipality in
Prejudice associates private schools in the English-speaking countryside with antiquated but decorous Gothic or neo-Gothic architectures featuring ivy-covered walls, colorful stained glass windows, and boiseries worthy of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts. So
Brutalism with a friendly countenance: this is how one might venture to describe the architecture that Grafton Architects – Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara – have been carrying out for the past twenty years in Ireland, Europe, and America, from t
Formerly known as ArtCenter/South Florida, Oolite Arts is an organization that has worked for decades in order to provide affordable work space for visual artists in Miami, a mission that has become increasingly difficult in a city saturated by block
In a departure from the gothic image of English private schools, Brighton College’s new building, designed by OMA, is an expression of global ambition. Think of an English private school and you will probably think of somewhere gothic. Something like
Universities are mothers that nurture knowledge, depositaries of wisdom that guarantee the continuity of our civilization, and also foci of innovation that serve to steer societies towards unknown roads.