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Rede Architects and Moguang Studio turn abandoned factory into youth activity centre

May 16, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A red steel ramp

Ramps, slides and platforms made of colourful mesh feature at this youth centre near Beijing, which Rede Architects and Moguang Studio have built within a derelict garment factory. The industrial site in Beizhuang Town, Miyun District, comprised a dozen disused buildings arranged around two courtyards and surrounded by factories and mountains. Rede Architects and Moguang

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Diana Kellogg Architects creates oval-shaped school in India’s Thar Desert

May 15, 2021 James Parkes 0

New York-based studio Diana Kellogg Architects looked to symbols of femininity for its design of an oval-shaped all-girls school in India made from local sandstone. Located in the Thar Desert in the north of India, the Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls School was built to educate and teach over 400 girls between the ages of five and sixteen. Diana Kellogg

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AL_A wraps University of Oxford buildings in etched glass and anodised aluminium

May 5, 2021 James Parkes 0
The Wadham College by ALA Architects

London-based architecture studio AL_A has designed two buildings for the University of Oxford that are wrapped in aluminium and etched glass to mimic stone and reflect the site’s historic setting. The two interconnected buildings form part of the Wadham College campus and consist of an undergraduate centre that houses common and social spaces and work

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro completes riverside Tianjin Juilliard School in China

May 3, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0

Four steel and concrete pavilions linked by glass bridges make up the Tianjin Juilliard School, which New York studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro has completed in northeastern China. The 32,500-square-metre performing arts institution next to the Hai River in Tianjin is the branch campus of the Juilliard School in New York, which Diller Scofidio + Renfro

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Aesthetic Lab adds pops of colour to all-white classroom in Taiwan

April 29, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Aesthetic Lab by CloudForm Laboratory

Architecture studio CloudForm Laboratory has transformed a classroom in a secondary school in Taiwan into a “blank canvas” for creative education. Called Aesthetic Lab, the multipurpose classroom was redesigned for New Taipei Municipal Xintai Junior High School in the capital city Taipei. Local studio CloudForm Laboratory turned a traditional schoolroom with wooden workbenches and a

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Snøhetta designs research facility for Ford on its Dearborn campus

April 27, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Central Campus Building by Snøhetta

Architecture firm Snøhetta has unveiled the design of the curved glass Central Campus Building for American car company Ford in Michigan. Called Central Campus Building, the new development is an extension of Ford’s existing Research & Engineering (R&E) Campus in the city of Dearborn, where the company has its headquarters. The building is designed to provide

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Steel-and-glass “greenhouse” envelops existing buildings at Paddenbroek Education Centre

April 27, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The exterior of the Paddenbroek Education Centre

Jo Taillieu Architecten has transformed a former fruit farm in the Belgian village of Gooik into an educational centre featuring refurbished agricultural buildings enclosed within a greenhouse-like structure. The Paddenbroek Education Centre was established by the municipality of Gooik to educate visitors about the countryside, in particular the surrounding Pajottenland region. The facility’s mission is

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Glazed fins wrap Seattle’s Rosling Center by Miller Hull Partnership

April 25, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
The Rosling Center by Mill Hull Partnership

Shading devices help reduce glare at The Rosling Center, a research facility focused on public health designed by architecture firm The Miller Hull Partnership for the University of Washington. The building – officially called The Hans Rosling Center for Population Health – is located on the University of Washington (UW) campus in central Seattle. Set on

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Triangular glass panels wrap Knight Center at the University of Oregon

April 22, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Knight Center

A double-skin glass facade envelops the Knight Center, an Oregon research facility designed by American firms Ennead Architects and Bora Architecture & Interiors. The building – officially called the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact – is located on the University of Oregon’s campus in Eugene. The project was made possible by a $500

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Malvína Day Nursery was designed to ease separation anxiety in young children

April 18, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Malvína Day Nursery in Prague by No Architects

No Architects has incorporated plenty of windows, places to hide and varying floor levels into this welcoming nursery in the Czech capital of Prague. Located in the city’s Karlin district, Malvína Day Nursery is arranged across the 130-square-metre ground floor of a larger kindergarten. Previously an office space, the nursery caters to young children between

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