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Frank Gehry creates “welcoming building” for Children’s Institute in LA

June 23, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Children's Institute designed by Frank Gehry to open in LA

Architect Frank Gehry has designed a children’s institute for no fee in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California, which will provide social services to the local community. Gehry designed the structure to serve as the first-ever home for The Children’s Institute – a 116-year-old organisation that helps families in the Los Angeles area. The building in the

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Marlon Blackwell’s Thaden School buildings are rooted in Arkansas vernacular architecture

June 15, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Green canopy Marlon Blackwell Thaden School

American studio Marlon Blackwell Architects has completed a series of asymmetrical, angular buildings for an Arkansas school backed by the founders of retail giant Walmart. Serving students in grades six to 12, Thaden School is a private institution in the city of Bentonville that is focused on learning by doing and offers activities such as

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“Architectural education has always been contentious” says commenter

June 15, 2022 Rebecca Grove 0
The Bartlett School of Architecture

In this week’s comments update, readers are talking about the culture of harassment at the Bartlett School of Architecture and other top stories. A report published by legal consultancy Howlett Brown found a “toxic learning and teaching culture” had been in place for decades at the school, which is part of University College London (UCL). “Is

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Buildings in Niger, Sharjah and Cape Verde shortlisted for 2022 Aga Khan Award

June 8, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Jadgal Elementary School by DAAZ Office

The adaptation of an Oscar Niemeyer-designed house in Lebanon and a circular school in Iran are on the 20-strong shortlist for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2022. Projects from 16 different countries are vying to win this year’s prize, which celebrates “the needs and aspirations of communities in which Muslims have a significant presence”.

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Yazdani Studio designs mass-timber sustainability research centre for Caltech

June 6, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Caltech mass timber

LA-based Yazdani Studio has broken ground on the Resnick Sustainability Resource Center at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena that will incorporate mass timber. Resnick Sustainability Resource Center will be an 80,000-square-foot (7,432-square-metre) complex on the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) campus in Pasadena, a city to the northeast of Los Angeles. Yazdani Studio developed

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Studio Dlux converts industrial buildings into Red House School in São Paulo

May 25, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

Brazil-based Studio Dlux has added playful elements to an international school in São Paulo that is housed within former warehouses. The Red House School Villa-Lobos is located in the affluent neighbourhood of Vila Leopoldina. The private school, which serves children in kindergarten through high school, is part of a network of Red House International Schools

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Herzog & de Meuron creates building with “modesty” for Royal College of Art

May 24, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Exterior of the Royal College of Art by Herzog & de Meuron

Tactile brown bricks, flexible teaching spaces and public walkways animate the research and studio building that Swiss studio Herzog & de Meuron has created for the Royal College of Art in London. Located in Battersea, the multi-storey complex supports the postgraduate art and design university’s transition into science, technology and engineering. Herzog & de Meuron’s

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Feilden Fowles completes timber-framed dining hall at University of Cambridge

May 23, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Homerton College Dining Hall

London architecture studio Feilden Fowles has completed a timber-framed dining hall at the University of Cambridge’s Homerton College with a faience-tiled volume set above a pigmented-concrete colonnade. Designed to reference the adjacent arts and crafts-style Ibberson Building and the college’s Victorian Gothic Revival buildings, the dining hall contains the main eating space along with a smaller

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Morphosis designs Athenæum cultural district at University of Texas at Dallas

May 18, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

Architecture studio Morphosis has designed a performance hall and two art museums for a new cultural district called Athenæum at a Dallas university. The district – officially called the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Jr Athenæum – will encompass 12 acres (4.9 hectares) on the main campus of the University of Texas at Dallas. Positioned on

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Tate+Co uses “supertexture” to enliven teaching space at York St John University

May 18, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Front facade of Creative Centre at York St John University

A mix of textured timber cladding animates walls throughout the Creative Centre teaching space, which London studio Tate+Co has created for York St John University in England. The building, located at the heart of the inner-city campus in York, provides the university with teaching facilities for its music and computer science departments. Externally, the Creative

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