Renzo Piano designs top-heavy arts centre for Columbia University

July 17, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has cantilevered the gallery and performance spaces at the top of this off-white arts school, which was designed for Columbia University’s new campus in Upper Manhattan. The Lensvelt Center for the Arts is the second building to be completed in the university’s new Manhattanville campus, a few blocks north of its historic home in Morningside Heights,

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Haverstock extends school on London’s modernist Alexandra Road Estate

June 15, 2017 Lizzie Fison 0

British architecture studio Haverstock has added new facilities to a school on the historic Alexandra Road Estate in London’s Camden, built by architect Neave Brown in the 1970s. The Camden-based studio added new therapy rooms and short-stay accommodation for up to 50 young people with autism and learning difficulties to the Jack Taylor School, which first opened in 1978 at

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Vision unveiled for London school powered by Thames tide

June 14, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture has drawn up plans for “London’s greenest public building”, a school that would be entirely powered using the tidal movements of the River Thames. The conceptual plans for the Thames Tidal Powered School involve a building that juts out over London’s principle waterway. A series of large turbines positioned underneath would then allow

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Big-top tents inform building for America’s first circus degree programme

May 16, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

Traditional, round circus tents influenced the design of this performance and educational facility for the circus arts, designed by US studio Höweler + Yoon Architecture. Intended to be built in Portland, Maine, the Circus Conservatory building will house America’s first accredited degree programme in circus arts. The facility will be the main tenant on a peninsula slated for

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AFKS wraps horseshoe-shaped kindergarten in stripy multicoloured metal cladding

May 7, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Colourful metal cladding extends across the front of this daycare centre in the Finnish city of Espoo, which encloses a secluded playground to its rear. Painiitty Daycare Centre was designed by Helsinki studio AFKS for a site in the city’s Lintuvaara district, which is lined on its northern edge by a busy road. The site conditions prompted

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Leers Weinzapfel completes America’s first cross-laminated timber academic building

April 28, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s new design school is the first academic building in the US to have a structural frame made of cross-laminated timber, according to its architects Leers Weinzapfel Associates. The Design Building is situated within the university’s campus in the city of Amherst, in central Massachusetts. It is the first cross-laminated timber

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Leers Weinzapfel completes America’s first cross-laminated timber academic building

April 28, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s new design school is the first academic building in the US to have a structural frame made of cross-laminated timber, according to its architects Leers Weinzapfel Associates. The Design Building is situated within the university’s campus in the city of Amherst, in central Massachusetts. It is the first cross-laminated timber

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Leers Weinzapfel completes America’s first cross-laminated timber academic building

April 28, 2017 Jenna McKnight 0

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s new design school is the first academic building in the US to have a structural frame made of cross-laminated timber, according to its architects Leers Weinzapfel Associates. The Design Building is situated within the university’s campus in the city of Amherst, in central Massachusetts. It is the first cross-laminated timber

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Ma Yansong invites architecture students to apply for 2017 MAD Travel Fellowship

April 28, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Dezeen promotion: Beijing architecture studio MAD is calling for students to apply for its travel fellowships, allowing them to research architecture in countries all around the world. MAD founder Ma Yansong launched the MAD Architecture Travel Fellowship programme in 2009. For 2017, it offers five international architecture students the chance to visit China, and sponsors five Chinese students to travel abroad.

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Berman Guedes Stretton upgrades Powell & Moya’s modernist University of Oxford buildings

April 23, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Berman Guedes Stretton sought to preserve and enhance the modernist designs of buildings at two University of Oxford colleges during renovations to improve their interior layout. The Oxford- and London-based firm was invited to oversee the renovation of a building designed in 1969 by Powell & Moya, a firm best known for its Skylon tensegrity structure at the 1951 Festival of Britain.

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