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Design & Architecture: University of economics and business in Vienna, Austria

Atelier Hitoshi Abe has recently finished the campus of University of economics and business in Vienna, Austria. The complex is composed as a series of slender sinuous buildings with interstitial spaces weaving between providing circulation. This arrangement produces a porosity across the site that fosters interaction between the various academic departments of the institution. Shared outdoor areas […] Read more

Steelcase rebrands its healthcare and education divisions

American professional furniture maker Steelcase announced the rebrand of its healthcare division from “Nurture by Steelcase” to “Steelcase Health”, and it’s education business – “Steelcase Education Solutions” – to “Steelcase Education.” This evolution ‘represents a confidence in the healthcare and education business’ and is part of Steelcase’s strategy for continued growth in both markets. By […] Read more

Bond University architecture faculty in Queensland, Australia

Curving concrete walls frame secluded meeting rooms along the central thoroughfare of this architecture faculty building at Bond University in Queensland, Australia, by Peter Cook’s architecture firm CRAB Studio. Bond University engaged Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham’s CRAB Studioto create the new home for the Abedian School of Architecture at its Gold Coast campus, which was designed by […] Read more

Haworth pledges USD 3 million gift to Clemson University

American professional furniture maker Haworth has pledged a gift of USD 3 million to Clemson University’s Watt Family Innovation Center now under construction in the centre of campus. The partnership between Clemson and Haworth is a comprehensive engagement in collaborative research activities, product use and demonstration, and philanthropic support, university officials said. The gift from […] Read more

Bath school building contrasts stone walls with brickwork

This school building in Bath, England, by local architects Mitchell Taylor Workshop features stone walls recalling the city’s historic architecture, alongside contrasting dark grey brickwork and window surrounds. The design by Mitchell Taylor Workshop was the winning entry in a competition for a humanities building at Kingswood School, to be built on the school’s picturesque Lansdown Road grounds. Located within a designated […] Read more

Classroom design is key factor in U.S. college students’ enrollment decisions

Classrooms have a larger influence over prospective students’ enrolment decisions than university provided amenities such as dining and fitness facilities, according to a new study commissioned by American professional furniture maker,  Steelcase Education Solutions. While campus admissions materials emphasize new athletic facilities and elaborate dining halls, this study shows that these are not the most […] Read more

Steven Holl’s Glasgow School of Art extension

Steven Holl Architects has completed the ‘Seona Reid Building’ at the Glasgow School of Art, an addition that is envisioned as a complimentary contrast to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s iconic building completed over 100 years before. The translucent materiality of the design juxtaposes the masonry of the existing structure, allowing the building to express the school’s […] Read more

Spectacular Emerson College Campus in Hollywood

Los Angeles is no stranger to bold architecture, but Emerson College’s fancy new satellite campus in Hollywood is upping the ante with its spectacularly futuristic facade. Designed by architecture firm Morphosis, this swanky aluminum-clad structure will serve as a self-contained campus with classrooms, student housing, and office space. The new creative arts and communications campus […] Read more

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