Archinect - News 2017-07-23T12:33:48-04:00 WW+P-Designed School Opens in Cambodia Weston Williamson 2017-06-02T01:03:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T14:14:53-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="483" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A new school in rural <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cambodia</a>, designed and built pro-bono by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weston Williamson + Partners</a> officially opens on June 1, International Children&rsquo;s Day.&nbsp;</p><p>WW+P worked with Engenuiti, Integration and Building Trust International to design a building which was flexible and adaptable to meet current and future needs.&nbsp; It comprises three additional classrooms, a library and a covered external classroom with a sunken play area, which doubles as a small amphitheatre.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Until now the school in Khyaung village, 40km north east of Phnom Penh City, has catered for 359 pupils aged 3-17 in two old buildings. The lack of accommodation has meant that children travelling from six surrounding villages to this, the area&rsquo;s only school catering for children up to secondary age, had to attend in shifts, part-time.</p><p>From February to April this year, a team of designers from WW+P&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a> studio led by architect Abul Mahdi, assisted the local farming community with the construction on a two-week rotation. The tea...</p> Which news stories defined architecture education in 2016? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-15T12:33:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T22:08:23-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In education and academia news, 2016 had its fair share of architecture's everlasting debate over Theory v. Practice, while also making a big move towards improving students' rights. Check out our most significant News stories from the world of architecture school in 2016:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zellner to launch the Free School of Architecture, a tuition-free, experimental architecture school</a></em></p><p>The FSA is a tuition-free post-graduate school in Los Angeles, to be launched in 2017. While free, the school won't be accredited, nor based in a static location, and also be capped at 48 students by 2020 &ndash; characteristics that commentators were critical of, for concern it could turn into a pure ideas salon. Zellner aligned the school with the radical pedagogical departures taken by Ray Kappe at SCI-Arc and Peter Eisenman at the IAUS.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Following a landmark decision, graduate students will now be able to unionize</a></em></p><p>The decision overturned a 2004 precedent set by the&nbsp;National Labor Relations Board, that determined stud...</p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's NEW "Learning Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-10-21T17:37:00-04:00 >2016-11-02T23:10:23-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="847" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the brand new board <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Learning Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Energy Positive Relocatable Classroom</a> in Ewa Beach, HI by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anderson Anderson Architecture</a>; Photo: Anthony Vizzari, Anderson Anderson Architecture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Khabele Elementary Expansion</a> in Austin, TX by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Derrington Building Studio</a>; Photo: Peter Molick Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eemhuis</a> in Amersfoort, the Netherlands by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutelings Riedijk Architects</a>; Photo: Scagliola/Brakkee &copy; Neutelings Riedijk Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florida Polytechnic University</a> in Lakeland, FL by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Calatrava</a>; Photo: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julian Parkinson</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy of Art &amp; Architecture</a> in Maastricht, the Netherlands by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flad&auml;ngskolan</a> in Lomma, Sweden by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Link Arkitekt...</a></p> Environmentally-friendly design inspires education at Howe Dell Primary school Jessica Bonehill 2016-08-02T05:06:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:00:18-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Howe Dell Primary in Hatfield could well be the UK&rsquo;s most eco-friendly school. It has toilets that flush using rainwater, sedum roofs made of plants and vegetation, and classroom sink-tops made from recycled yoghurt pots. But the school&rsquo;s design doesn&rsquo;t just help protect the environment, it also uses nature to improve children&rsquo;s academic performance and behaviour.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Howe Dell Primary&rsquo;s &pound;10 million, eco-friendly design is used by teachers to promote sustainability to a new generation of pupils. Capita Architects were given free reign to push the limits of sustainable design in the project, which was funded by the council, and that was exactly what they did. The school features solar panels, a wind turbine, and a heating system that uses a series of pipes just below the surface of the school playground for passive gain that is then utilised to heat the school.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This groundbreaking design was awarded ECO Green Flag accreditation (the highest level awarded to sustainable schools in the UK) and places pupils in close proximity to nature. To this end, the design&rsquo;s wetland area and sedum roofs are used to study birds and the school places sustainability at the core of the curriculum. This learning is even extended to the playground where learning stations allow pupils to examine the habitats of micro-beasts. In this way, the whole building is understood...</p> Chinese art institute resembles Hogwarts Castle Alexander Walter 2014-12-15T14:06:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:19:40-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Hebei Academy of Fine Arts in China&rsquo;s Hebei Province has constructed a new campus in Xinle City that, rather than resembling local architecture, adheres more to Gothic and European styles.&nbsp;Specifically, it bears a striking resemblance to&nbsp;the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. [...] But the new building is&nbsp;actually called &ldquo;Cinderella&rsquo;s Castle,&rdquo; and was modeled on structures from medieval Europe. Unfortunately, the building has little to do with Cinderella or Hogwarts.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Chinese Colleges Are Trying to Look Like the Ivy League</a></p> Wright Architecture School Sets Fund-raising Goal for Independence Alexander Walter 2014-12-15T13:12:00-05:00 >2014-12-15T13:13:00-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architecture school run by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will try to raise $2 million before the end of 2015 to ensure its future as an independent organization, the foundation announced on Monday, having approved a possible path toward the school&rsquo;s incorporation. [...] The foundation&rsquo;s board had initially decided not to incorporate the school separately, for fear of losing control over its operations. But objections from school supporters prompted the board to reconsider.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation</a></p> Frank Gehry at UTS: a first look inside Dr Chau Chak wing building Alexander Walter 2014-11-12T14:05:00-05:00 >2015-02-03T12:14:59-05:00 <img src="" width="620" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry courts curves and controversy, and the deputy vice-chancellor of UTS admits to a degree of trepidation. A first look inside reveals whether those fears were justified [...] The city&rsquo;s first building by the controversial architect is part of a larger $1.1bn masterplan for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), but is already attracting a lot of attention.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation Alexander Walter 2014-10-31T15:00:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T20:16:38-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has approved a possible path toward independent incorporation of its architecture school &ndash; providing fund-raising targets are met, Sean Malone, the foundation&rsquo;s president and chief executive, said in a note sent Wednesday evening to people involved in the school.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="" target="_blank">Spiralling Tensions at Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture School</a></p> Norwegian artists plan to open art academy in North Korea Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T13:20:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T16:49:57-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The North Korean government has approved plans by two Norwegian artists to open an art academy in the country. Henrik Placht and Morten Traavik travelled to North Korea together for the first time in August to flesh out the proposal and to look for potential sponsors. So far they have received financial support from the Prince Claus Fund. [...] &ldquo;One of the reasons for us going to North Korea is that we don&rsquo;t believe in sanctions and the boycott of art,&rdquo; Placht tells The Art Newspaper.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Spiralling Tensions at Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture School Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-10-31T15:01:12-04:00 <img src="" width="534" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architecture school run by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation on Wednesday criticized a decision by the foundation&rsquo;s board that will result in the school losing its accreditation. Last week, the Higher Learning Commission, a Chicago-based nonprofit that accredits universities and colleges, told the school it would lose its accreditation in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taliesin faces loss of accreditation, suspends fall enrollment</a></p><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation</a></p> Architecture at London’s Royal Academy of Arts - Summer Exhibition 2014 Alexander Walter 2014-07-11T12:41:00-04:00 >2014-10-03T09:29:44-04:00 <img src="" width="590" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Got a day to spend in London this summer? Go and immerse yourself in the Royal Academy of Arts&rsquo; Summer Exhibition 2014 which opened to the public last month. The annual event &mdash; held every year without interruption since 1769 &mdash; prides itself as the world&rsquo;s largest open submission exhibition. The program aims to provide an international platform for emerging and established artists in various disciplines ranging from painting to printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture and film.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Summer Exhibition 2014 will be on display until Sunday, August 17.</p> In Detroit, a Groundbreaking School Comes Back as Condos Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-18T13:39:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T22:13:17-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Due to plummeting enrollment and a troubled district, vacant school buildings&mdash;heck, just vacant buildings&mdash;are none too rare in Detroit. After 19 years of abandonment, the Nellie Leland School, however, is no longer vacant&mdash;it, as abandoned urban buildings are want to do, is back in session as condos. [...] Today, the school is known as Leland Lofts, a set of expansive condos in the Lafayette Park neighborhood near downtown Detroit, where a 1,465-square-foot, one-bedroom loft goes for $175K.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 30 Weeks: An Experimental New Design School, Backed By Google Archinect 2014-06-10T20:30:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:34:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following Apple's success, many companies are finally starting to recognize the crucial role design plays in building a desirable (and profitable) product. Yet very few companies are actually founded and led by designers. Here to change that is 30 Weeks, a new program by a powerhouse team of New York design schools--Parsons, Pratt, School of Visual Arts, and The Cooper Union--in collaboration with the education company Hyper Island and Google.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 30-week program will operate out of a coworking space in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Twenty students will be invited to participate. The only requirements are that they&rsquo;re designers 18 or older and have an idea for a product.</p><p>Interested? <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apply here.</a></p> Salvage starts at fire-ravaged Glasgow School of Art Alexander Walter 2014-05-29T18:01:00-04:00 >2015-02-10T13:16:43-05:00 <img src="" width="590" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The GSA said that retrieving the archives and collections from inside the building was its &ldquo;first priority&rdquo;. [...] Firefighters were able to save around 70 per cent of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building&rsquo;s contents during the blaze. But the famed Mackintosh library, which contained hundreds of rare periodicals and collections, was destroyed, along with countless works of art and the roof of the west wing.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art on fire....</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UPDATE: Glasgow School of Art fire</a></p></li></ul> UPDATE: Glasgow School of Art fire Archinect 2014-05-23T13:23:00-04:00 >2017-06-14T14:04:52-04:00 <img src="" width="620" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today's tragic <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">developing story</a> is the massive fire engulfing the historic <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a> building, the <a href=";client=firefox-a&amp;hs=Wja&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;channel=sb&amp;tbm=isch&amp;tbo=u&amp;source=univ&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=Rot_U_jJEM6JogSFkYCYDA&amp;ved=0CCoQsAQ&amp;biw=1272&amp;bih=1289" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">masterpiece</a> by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.</p> <p>News updates and tweets (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#gsafire</a>) are pouring in left and right, and we'll try to collect the latest developments in this post.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tweets about "#gsafire"</a></p>!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^<a href="a%20href=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href="http:/.test" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http:/.test</a>(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+"://";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");<p><strong>The Glasgow School of Art Media Centre <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tweets</a> a link to this Statement from Muriel Gray, Chair of Board of Governors on fire at the Mack:</strong></p> <p><em>"Today is a really black one for the GSA, but I cannot thank the fire brigade enough for the speed with which they came and their commitment to contain and extinguish the fire.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>Fortunately there have been no fatalities or injuries.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>I am so proud of the sta...</em></p> In New Sandy Hook School, Newtown Plays Design Role Alexander Walter 2014-03-20T14:11:00-04:00 >2014-03-27T03:13:15-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The school will be in the woods, away from the parking lot. It will feature a long, curving corridor that the architect likens to arms embracing students as they enter. [...] The architects the town chose, Svigals + Partners, a 30-person firm based in New Haven, had only a half-dozen elementary schools in its portfolio, far fewer than bigger competitors for the commission. It was known as well for designing laboratories for Yale and high-end houses for celebrities</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> At Boston Latin School, urban planning 101 from the pros Archinect 2014-02-25T15:38:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:00:41-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wendy Holm, the Boston Latin teacher who has incorporated Urban Plan into her economics courses, said it combines basic concepts she has taught her students with something very close to a real-world context. &ldquo;One of the goals that the Urban Land Institute has is that kids come out of this experience and through it have this broader view, then, of this kind of experience and take it into their adult life,&rdquo; said Holm.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Bummer: NY Fed Reserve reports high unemployment rates for recent architecture grads Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-06T18:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T20:24:46-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The New York Federal Reserve&rsquo;s latest research report discusses a number of difficulties facing recent college graduates, including unemployment. [...] After dividing the pool into 13 different undergraduate majors, and using data from 2009 to 2011, some academic pursuits proved likelier to land graduates a job. [...] For instance, the unemployment rate for architecture and construction majors was 8%, likely related to the fate of housing-related sectors following the housing bust.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Solving Problems for Real World, Using Design anthony dong 2013-12-30T13:57:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:30:04-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="439" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While the projects had wildly different end products, they both had a similar starting point: focusing on how to ease people&rsquo;s lives. And that is a central lesson at the school, which is pushing students to rethink the boundaries for many industries. At the heart of the school&rsquo;s courses is developing what David Kelley, one of the school&rsquo;s founders, calls an empathy muscle.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners wins LSE Global Centre for Social Sciences competition Justine Testado 2013-11-19T15:46:00-05:00 >2013-11-19T17:55:20-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has just been revealed as the winner of the RIBA and London School of Economics competition to design the LSE's New Global Centre for Social Sciences. Rogers Stirk Harbour won the &pound;90 million (US$145M) project against finalists OMA (The Netherlands); Grafton Architects (Ireland); Heneghan Peng (Ireland); and Hopkins Architects (UK).</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can you guess the 5 finalist teams of the LSE Global Centre for Social Sciences Competition?</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of RIBA - LSE New Global Centre for Social Sciences competition.</em></p> AGi architects wins in two categories for 2013 Middle East Architect Awards Justine Testado 2013-11-14T19:02:00-05:00 >2013-11-14T19:05:55-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>AGi architects enjoyed yet another lucky year in the 2013 Middle East Architect Awards recently held in Dubai. In addition to being shortlisted in five categories, the Spanish-Kuwaiti firm won two awards for The Star House and the BBS Pre-School, both in Kuwait. The Star House received Residential Project of the Year &mdash; making it the second year in a row that AGi won in the category &mdash; while the BBS Pre-School was named Institutional &amp; Cultural Project of the Year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Now Accepting Applications: One of the Only NAAB-Accredited M.Arch Programs Online! Sponsor 2013-11-13T11:02:00-05:00 >2013-11-13T12:12:53-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="971" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawrence Technological University</a>:</em></p> <p> <strong>Lawrence Technological University is now accepting applications for its online Master of Architecture program.</strong></p> <p> Provided by one of the oldest and largest schools of architecture in the country, LTU&rsquo;s M.Arch&nbsp; degree is built with practicing industry professionals in mind. LTU&rsquo;s flexible online coursework represents a unique opportunity for those looking to round out their existing portfolio with more&nbsp; formal academic training &ndash; all while building the qualifications necessary to sit for the NCARB exam.</p> <p> <strong>Program At-a-Glance:</strong></p> <ul><li> One of the few online programs accredited by NAAB</li> <li> Can be completed in as little as 15 months</li> <li> Flexible structure attractive for working professionals</li> <li> Competitively priced</li> </ul><p> Our application deadline is quickly approaching, but there&rsquo;s still time.</p> <p> Learn more by clicking <a href=";r=internal-archinect&amp;tag=campaign%7C%7C%20%20oct13&amp;utm_medium=sponsorednews&amp;utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_campaign=oct13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>!</p> Five Projects receive the AIA’s 2013 Educational Facility Design Excellence Award Justine Testado 2013-08-23T13:16:00-04:00 >2013-09-20T09:41:57-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) of The American Institute of Architects honored five educational and cultural projects for the CAE Educational Facility Design Excellence Award on Aug. 7. The Educational Facility Design Awards jury selected the projects they perceived as exemplary learning spaces that further the client's educational programs and goals as well as exhibiting outstanding architectural design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Behnisch Architekten Completes John and Frances Angelos Law Center for the University of Baltimore Justine Testado 2013-08-08T18:13:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T11:55:45-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="688" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Behnisch Architekten, in collaboration with Ayers Saint Gross, completed the John and Frances Angelos Law Center for the University of Baltimore this past April. The structure began construction in 2009 after the firm, which was developed under the leadership of G&uuml;nter Behnisch's son Stefan, won first place in the university's international design competition back in 2008.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> VERSTAS Architects’ Saunalahti School Exemplifies Finnish School Architecture Alexander Walter 2013-07-24T19:07:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T02:18:49-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Helsinki-based VERSTAS Architects has shared with us the beautiful Saunalahti Comprehensive School project in Espoo, Finland's second largest city. The school building, completed last fall, was the result of an open architecture competition in 2007 which VERSTAS Architects won.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>At the core of the design process for Saunalahti School stood the question of, primarily, how the physical school environment effects the learning results, and secondly, if a school building could also serve the larger audience as well. &ndash; Crucial thoughts considering the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">continuously highest ranking</a> of Finnish education in international comparison.</em></p> 3XN to Design University Building in Stuttgart, Germany Alexander Walter 2013-07-10T16:21:00-04:00 >2013-08-07T09:06:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="641" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] the Danish architects have been announced winners of the invited competition for a new building for German university Duale Hochschule Baden-W&uuml;rttemberg in Stuttgart. A total of 25 companies were invited to compete, more than 130 had applied for prequalification.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> ‘Bamboo Lakou’ Wins the Architectural Association’s 2013 Foster + Partners Prize Alexander Walter 2013-06-27T17:29:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T18:54:18-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's Architectural Association School of Architecture and Foster + Partners have announced the winner of the 2013 Foster + Partners Prize, presented annually to the AA diploma student whose portfolio best addresses the themes of sustainability and infrastructure. The recipient is selected jointly by the AA and Foster + Partners at the end of each academic year. This year&rsquo;s prize has been awarded to John Naylor, of Diploma Unit 16, for his project &lsquo;Bamboo Lakou&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> BIG’s Marknagil Education Center Breaks Ground on Faroe Islands Alexander Walter 2013-04-18T21:31:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T18:27:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It seems to be big groundbreaking week for Danish firms right now: yesterday we reported about schmidt hammer lassen architects kicking off construction of their enormous International Criminal Court campus in The Hague, The Netherlands, and now we're also hearing of BIG breaking ground on the Marknagil Education Center&mdash;soon to become the biggest building on the Faroe Islands.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Together with local architects Fuglark and a team of consultants, BIG had won the competition for the 19,200 sqm / 206,667 sq ft educational facility back in 2009.</em></p> The Stern-designed Kohler Environmental Center forces students to work with their zero-energy building Archinect 2013-03-20T17:53:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T20:34:19-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The students were tapped in determining whether to invest in one or two clothes dryers. Would they use drying racks to eliminate the second dryer? Would they give up hair dryers? Would they wear sweaters in winter to permit an energy-saving thermostat setting of 67 degrees? &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t tell students that certain behaviors are unacceptable,&rdquo; said Joseph Scanio, one of the center&rsquo;s two live-in teachers. &ldquo;We discuss things. We make it easy to be intentional about the choices you make.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Sky is far from limit in NASA architecture project Archinect 2013-02-26T14:42:00-05:00 >2013-03-06T20:33:27-05:00 <img src="" width="507" height="760" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration brings an out-of-this-world opportunity for Cal Poly Pomona architecture students. Over the past months, students have been constructing a massive 30 foot structure in the parking lot of the Interim Design Center. [...] The scenario given by NASA was to build a vertical habitat facility for four astronauts that can go into deep space for 60 days.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>