Posts tagged as 'School'

Sun 2.8.

School floating in the Sky by Kikuma Watanabe (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.08.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

School floating in the Sky by Kikuma Watanabe

School floating in the Sky by Kikuma Watanabe

School floating in the Sky by Kikuma Watanabe is a school in the village of Shangkhaburi, Thailand, located near the border of Myanmar, that aims to help alleviate poverty.



School in Kiefernwäldchen by Ramona Buxbaum Architekten; photo by Thomas Eicken

Having established her namesake practice earlier last year, a Darmstadt-based architect Ramona Buxbaum has completed this educational facility located in the midst of a leafy forest in a German town of Griesheim. Composed of three individual, elevated buildings which are interconnected with a set of roofed bridges, the school’s treehouse-like structure was developed in order to preserve as many trees as possible. (more…)

Tue 21.2.

Borg + Nms Deutsch-Wagram school by Franz Architekten (AT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 21.02.2012 - Tagged as: , ,

Borg + Nms Deutsch-Wagram school by Franz Architekten; photo by Lisa Rast

Following yesterday’s post about the elementary school located in Sichuan province, China, with today’s featured project we come back closer to home, more specifically, to Austria. Located 15 km northeast of Vienna, in Deutsch-Wagram, this 7.523-square-meters development has been completed in September 2011 and has since been a new home to two types of secondary schools: ‘Hauptschule’ and an upper secondary school with focus on natural sciences and mathematics ‘Realgymnasium.’ (more…)

XiaoQuan Elementary School by Trace Architecture Office; photo by Yao Li

Replacing an old school building which has been severely damaged and, consequently, demolished following the disastrous 2008 Sichuan earthquake, this austere, labyrinthine XiaoQuan Elementary School has been realised by a Beijing-based practice Trace Architecture Office (TAO). Intended to accommodate nearly 1000 students, this 8900-square-meters development is formed from ‘a cluster of small buildings’ such as classroom buildings, teacher’s office, student dormitory buildings, and a dining hall, all of which ‘create a small city, giving diversified space so as to enrich the children’s experience and activities.’ (more…)

Tellus Nursery School by Than & Videgard Arkitekter, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

The Stockholm based practice Tham & Videgård Arkitekter recently realised this nursery school on the border between a former urban/industrial development and a small forest where new housing is being developed. The rather uncommon plan was developed together with the client and is based on the educational principles of the ‘Reggio Emilia’ approach.


John E. Jaqua Center for Student Athletes by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, photo by Eckert & Eckert

Having a look at the new John E. Jaqua Center for Student Athletes at the University of Oregon the Portland based Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects recently unveiled, it seems that the times when ‘studying’ stood for antique autitoriums and dusty libraries are over.

The relation to the local environment was one of the major intentions of the architectural concept. The completely glazed facade provides an uninterrupted visual connection between internal rooms and the surrounding landscape. The classy interior architecture is characterised by a minimal materials palette which relates to the Pacific Northwest region.


Fri 12.11.

Transparent insulation systems by Wacotech (DE)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 12.11.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Wacotech facade, Kunstschule Waiblingen

The German company Wacotech is specialised in translucent materials for different architectural application areas. The facade system the Stuttgart based Hartwig Schneider Architekten used for the new building of the art school in Waiblingen consists of insulating firgured glass elements by Wacotech. The outer single-leaf figured glass mantle serves as sun and waether protection, together with the inner rear ventilated cover it forms the climatic buffer. The inner two-leaf figured glass mantle which contents the insulating material TIMax GL builds the insulating building closure.


School Center Antas by AVA Architects, photo by Barbosa & Benigno

This new school building in Porto was realised by the Portoguese architectural office AVA Architects. The complex is composed of different architectural bodies, whose arrangement smartly took account to the relationship established between spaces, between exterior and interior and between interior spaces.