Steven Holl Architects’ NYU Department of Philosophy

Steven Holl’s design for the Department of Philosophy in the Arts & Sciences faculty at New York University organises the spaces around light and phenomenal properties of materials. The facility includes faculty and graduate student offices, seminar rooms, a periodicals library & lounge and a ground floor 120-seat cork auditorium. All photos are copyright Andy […] Read more

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

Learning from and in a building: the knitknot solution

In April 2016, knitknot — an international collective of architects, urban planners, artists, and thinkers — unveiled plans for a low-cost school. The design team were crowdfunding the project, and were seeking $24,000 to complete the scheme. More than two years later, having secured the required funds, the architects behind the ambitious project have shared […] 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

The end of compartmentalisation in school environments

According to architects BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), the design for WeGrow — the first school of office-sharing brand WeWork — seeks to ‘undo the compartmentalisation often found in traditional school environments and reinforces the significance of engaging kids in an interactive environment.’ Modular classrooms, tree houses, and a vertical farm have been designed by BIG […] 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

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