Self-sufficient school provides energy for neighbouring households

Skop, an architecture firm in Zurich, Switzerland, has completed a self-sufficient school in the Swiss village of Port. Using prefabricated timber construction methods, sustainably sourced wood has been used throughout the school’s design. From an environmental perspective, the building has an air-tight envelope with an energy-efficient ventilation system. Also, operable windows allow natural cross ventilation […] Read more

The fairy tale of self-directed workplace learning

Self-directed workplace learning sounds like a utopian vision. Especially, since management support and direction is one of the key factors in workplace learning according to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Learning Report. Talent developers name “increased manager involvement” as the #2 challenge they face. Work and learn from anywhere However, with co-workers able to work from anywhere, they can […] Read more

The spirit of engineering education in a building

American architect firm Ennead has completed a new building for the engineering programme at the University of Texas in Austin, USA. Two towers are linked by a central glass volume with diamond-patterned structural supports across its facade. Located on the university’s campus in central Austin, the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC) houses part of the Cockrell School […] Read more

Creative learning space with colourful façade

Masahiko Fujimori Architects have designed a creative learning space with colourful façade for the Morinoie Nursery School in Sendai, Japan. ‘We designed an “urban-style” nursery school building that can efficiently accommodate increased numbers of children, while also encouraging their curiosity, creativity, and connection with the local community,‘ the architects describe. Source   

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