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Malvína Day Nursery was designed to ease separation anxiety in young children

April 18, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Malvína Day Nursery in Prague by No Architects

No Architects has incorporated plenty of windows, places to hide and varying floor levels into this welcoming nursery in the Czech capital of Prague. Located in the city’s Karlin district, Malvína Day Nursery is arranged across the 130-square-metre ground floor of a larger kindergarten. Previously an office space, the nursery caters to young children between

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Dominique Perrault and Zhubo Design reveal plans for 700-metre-long university building in Shenzhen

April 15, 2021 James Parkes 0
Shenzhen Institute of Design and Innovation by Dominique Perrault Architects and Zhubo Design

French studio Dominique Perrault Architecture and local architect Zhubo Design are set to design a university campus with a 700-metre-long building for the Shenzhen Institute of Design and Innovation. Set to be built in a valley at the base of  Phoenix Mountain, Dominique Perrault Architects and Zhubo Design’s campus will contain academic buildings, public squares, gardens, sheltered promenades

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Outdoor classrooms to play key role in “pandemic-proof” school in Peru

April 14, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A visual of a wooden school entrance

Architecture firms Rosan Bosch Studio and IDOM have developed a school for a campus in Lima, Peru, in which teaching will take place in both indoor and outdoor classrooms. The Markham College Lower School will swap out traditional boxed-in classrooms in favour of adaptable, open teaching spaces that are naturally ventilated and cater to classes

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Safdie Architects to expand Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

April 13, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Safdie Architects Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Safdie Architects is set to double the size of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas with a design that includes two new galleries connected by a bridge. The architecture firm, which has its headquarters in Boston, will return to build an extension for the museum that it designed a decade ago. Construction will

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MoDus Architects brings new logic to mid-century Cusanus Academy

April 12, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Main hall at Cusanus Academy renovation by MoDus Architects

A 1960s hall with a barrel-vaulted concrete ceiling gave MoDus Architects the design cues for this refurbishment of an education centre in South Tyrol. The locally based studio has renovated and extended Cusanus Academy, a learning and conference facility in Bressanone that aims to bring together religious and secular ideologies. The project involved reorganising spaces inside all three

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Hawkins/Brown and Schmidt Hammer Lassen design university library as “new landmark for Bristol”

March 23, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Bristol University library by Hawkins/Brown and Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Architecture studios Hawkins/Brown and Schmidt Hammer Lassen have won planning approval for a blocky library building for the University of Bristol. Set to be built on the university’s central Bristol campus, the 14,355-square-metre building will be known as New University Library. The blocky library was designed to step up from the neighbouring residential buildings to

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Charged Voids completes Chandigarh student housing informed by Le Corbusier

March 23, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A student accommodation block informed by Le Corbusier

Indian architecture studio Charged Voids has designed a student housing block in a suburb of Chandigarh, featuring brightly coloured surfaces and columns that reference the architecture of pioneering modernist Le Corbusier. The accommodation building forms part of the campus of the Chandigarh Group of Colleges, which is situated in the Landran district of Mahali –

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Wulf Architekten creates school sports centre with zigzag roof informed by the Alps

March 16, 2021 James Parkes 0
Sports Centre by Wulf Architekten

Wulf Architekten has created a sports centre for a school in Überlingen, Germany with a lattice facade and a folding zigzag roof that was informed by the mountains of the surrounding Alps. The sports centre for the Überlingen School, which teaches 10 to 18-year-olds, was designed to create a contemporary space tailored to the needs

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Taller Sintesis creates kindergarten with vaulted rooms in the Colombian Andes

March 14, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
El Povenir Children Center has colourful floors

Architecture firm Taller Sintesis has completed a series of brick volumes with arched roofs for a large kindergarten in Colombia. El Porvenir Children Center is located in Rionegro, a town about 30 kilometres southeast of Medellín. The campus sits along the edge of a dense, middle-class neighbourhood. Taller Sintesis, a Medellín-based firm started in 2008,

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Circles form interiors of INES innovation centre by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

March 14, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
INES innovation centre by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Curved walls and circular voids create unusual geometries within this university innovation centre in Chile, designed by architecture studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Located at the University of Bío-Bío in Concepcion, INES is designed to inspire the creativity and imagination of its occupants. Chilean architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen hoped to do this by showing how

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