Posts tagged as 'School'

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.


School 'Le Marais du Billet' by Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann

The Lausanne based architects Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann realised this new school complex for the community of Cheseaux, north of Lausanne. Built in the heart of the village on the same lot as the municipal building the two volumes form, protected from automobile traffic, a new “village square” that allows to organise major events and underscores the school’s public function.


Thu 5.8.

Katharinenschule by Spengler Wiescholek (DE)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 05.08.2010 - Tagged as: , ,

Katharinenschule by Spengler Wiescholek Architekten Hamburg

The Hamburg based Spengler Wiescholek realised this new school building situated at HafenCity (Harbour City), Europe’s largest construction area. Beside the school this “hybrid” building also features a kindergarten and a nursery with a common canteen. Furthermore there are 30 apartments.

Due to shortage of space the schoolyard is situated on the roof top of the five storeyed building. This unconventional opne area caused severe discussions among the the Hamburg people and politicians though.


Universita Luigi Bocconi by Grafton Architects, photo by Federico Brunetti

The Dublin based architectural practice Grafton Architects was founded by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in 1978. Not long ago, in 2008 they realised the new building for the private Università Luigi Bocconi which hosts most of the research centers and institutes. When you pass the imposing monolith you will notice its beautiful materiality. The facade is constructed in a robust material, Ceppo, the local stone of Milan.


Tue 3.8.

Cafeteria ‘Triangle’ by SOMAA (DE)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 03.08.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

Cafeteria 'Triangle' by SOMAA, photo by Patricia Neligan

The Stuttgart and Barcelona based architectural practice SOMAA, founded by Hadi A. Tandawardaja and Tobias Bochmann – both graduates from EPFL in Lausanne, realised the new Mensa ‘Triangle’ which is a shared cafeteria between two neighboring schools in downtown Leonberg, a small town in Southwest Germany. Situated between the street and three existing buildings the architecture’s organic shape is based on three circular volumes fusing together to become one undulating form. Like this it creates a cohesive link between the two schools while also designating itself as a central meeting place.