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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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Dominique Perrault and Zhubo Design reveal plans for 700-metre-long university building in Shenzhen

April 15, 2021 James Parkes 0
Shenzhen Institute of Design and Innovation by Dominique Perrault Architects and Zhubo Design

French studio Dominique Perrault Architecture and local architect Zhubo Design are set to design a university campus with a 700-metre-long building for the Shenzhen Institute of Design and Innovation. Set to be built in a valley at the base of  Phoenix Mountain, Dominique Perrault Architects and Zhubo Design’s campus will contain academic buildings, public squares, gardens, sheltered promenades

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Outdoor classrooms to play key role in “pandemic-proof” school in Peru

April 14, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A visual of a wooden school entrance

Architecture firms Rosan Bosch Studio and IDOM have developed a school for a campus in Lima, Peru, in which teaching will take place in both indoor and outdoor classrooms. The Markham College Lower School will swap out traditional boxed-in classrooms in favour of adaptable, open teaching spaces that are naturally ventilated and cater to classes

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Safdie Architects to expand Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

April 13, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Safdie Architects Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Safdie Architects is set to double the size of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas with a design that includes two new galleries connected by a bridge. The architecture firm, which has its headquarters in Boston, will return to build an extension for the museum that it designed a decade ago. Construction will

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MoDus Architects brings new logic to mid-century Cusanus Academy

April 12, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Main hall at Cusanus Academy renovation by MoDus Architects

A 1960s hall with a barrel-vaulted concrete ceiling gave MoDus Architects the design cues for this refurbishment of an education centre in South Tyrol. The locally based studio has renovated and extended Cusanus Academy, a learning and conference facility in Bressanone that aims to bring together religious and secular ideologies. The project involved reorganising spaces inside all three

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Hawkins/Brown and Schmidt Hammer Lassen design university library as “new landmark for Bristol”

March 23, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Bristol University library by Hawkins/Brown and Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Architecture studios Hawkins/Brown and Schmidt Hammer Lassen have won planning approval for a blocky library building for the University of Bristol. Set to be built on the university’s central Bristol campus, the 14,355-square-metre building will be known as New University Library. The blocky library was designed to step up from the neighbouring residential buildings to

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