New Moscow University by Herzog & De Meuron

Skolkovo is a new urban community in Moscow, Russia, with a new University as its centerpiece. Designed by Herzog & De Meuron, the building is now open to students after five years of construction. The outer ring – 280 meters in diameter – accommodates faculty offices, administration areas, and meeting spaces, while the inner rings house […] Read more

Manhattanville: Renzo Piano’s Columbia University campus

In the heart of New York City, Manhattanville by Renzo Piano is taking shape. Manhattanville is the new Columbia University campus. The long-term master plan will be completed in successive phases, the first of which includes the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, the Lenfest Center for the Arts, and the newly completed University Forum. While […] Read more

Character-forming Danish school incorporates green elements

Vibrant green stripes and angular roofs add character to the exterior of this school that architecture firm CEBRA has completed in Aabybro, Denmark. Aarhus-based CEBRA designed the Aabybro School for the Jammerbugt Municipality, which is located near Aalborg at the very top of the Jutland peninsula. The Aabybro School accommodates around 1,100 children and is […] Read more

A stage for a better educational infrastructure of the country

Located in the city of Akbarpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, the ‘Taksila Roots’ project is part of the local academy’s primary department. It is designed by Dehli-based architect Shaily Gupta with the aim to set the stage for a better educational infrastructure of the country. The symmetrical building comprises several brick blocks connected by an accessible […] Read more

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

Furniture: extended Tabu chair collection by Eugeni Quitllet for Alias

Eugeni Quitllet presents a reconsidered version of ‘Tabu’ chair for Alias. The product line, originally realized last year, sees the combination of different materials and elements in solid ash wood, all produced using a numeric control system and subsequently joined to one another. The ‘Tabu’ plastic full backrest is now presented with its a larger backrest […] Read more

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