Belgium and Portugal come together in architects’ campus

This architecture school in Belgium occupies the interior of a historical city block where buildings with different identities and from periods coexist. Designed by Lisbon-based studio Aires Mateus, the new all-white structure has been positioned to unite the school’s campus. The campus is located in the city of Tournai near the French border. The site’s […] Read more

Bath school building contrasts stone walls with brickwork

This school building in Bath, England, by local architects Mitchell Eley Gould features stone walls recalling the city’s historic architecture, alongside contrasting dark grey brickwork and window surrounds. The design by Mitchell Eley Gould 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.  

Steven Holl’s Glasgow School of Art extension

Steven Holl Architects has created 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

New York law school by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

The New Fordham Law School is located near New York City’s landmark Lincoln Center. Designed by the architecture office Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the structure’s overall massing is a direct reflection of the programmatic layout with its three main elements: the one-story dining pavilion; the nine floor checkerboard-patterned educational facility housing classrooms, lecture halls, […] Read more

Education, like work, is becoming agile

Creativity, play, collaboration and the desire for more holistic environments are not only being embraced in our workplaces, but also in our schools. Contemporary pedagogy has seen a shift from teacher-focused learning to team teaching, project-based learning and collaborative teaching. In addition, a greater reliance on technology means students and teachers have more flexibility – […] Read more

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