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

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   

New campus for Hangzhou Normal University in China

The Hangzhou Normal University’s campus planning consists of more than a dozen independent but fully open colleges, whose architectural style is different, forming a rich puzzle. WSP was challenged to design an administrative center, archives, an adult education center, the Institute of Hangzhou Urbanization, a central library, teacher and student activity centers, a hotel and reception […] Read more

Breathtaking Cornell Tech campus on a New York island

The new campus of Cornell Tech sits on the southern side of New York’s Roosevelt island. This campus embodies the future of academic architecture. Cornell Tech’s overall masterplan, devised by SOM Architects, spreads over 12.4 acres. The campus sits above the 100-year and 500-year floodplains to combat rising sea levels and potential natural disasters. The […] Read more

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