Wolfgang Tschapeller adds suspended bookshelves to Cornell University library

Architecture firm Wolfgang Tschapeller has renovated a library at Cornell University and added  suspended shelving, which prompted criticisms about the potential for upskirting when it opened in earlier this year. Wolfgang Tschapeller designed the addition for Mui Ho Fine Arts Library located in Cornell University’s Rand Hall, which is connected to Milstein Hall – the university’s […]

Watch Patrik Schumacher and Harriet Harriss debate architecture education at Dezeen Day

Patrik Schumacher and Harriet Harriss clashed over architecture’s long-hours culture at the Dezeen Day conference in October. The movie of the discussion shows Schumacher arguing that protecting students from working too hard would lead to “a kind of socialist world of stagnation”. The panel discussion featured a group of experts and innovators debating whether architecture […]

Colourful public spaces are part of Pazdigrad Primary School in Croatia

Pazdigrad Primary School in Split, Croatia has been designed by architects X3M to include public squares, one of which is painted bright yellow The school is located on a sloping site, so X3M built it as a series of stacked concrete platforms. Pazdigrad Primary School is on periphery of the city and surrounded by housing […]

Zigzagging white ramps encourage interaction at Huandou School in China

Trace Architecture Office designed zigzagging ramps running round Huandou School in Haikou, China, to encourage interaction and play between students outside the classroom. Monolithic white pillars surround the internal courtyard of the school, which sits within a dense residential area. Trace Architecture Office (TAO)  said the design is intended “create a nurturing environment that celebrates […]

Yan’an University Campus evokes the city’s ancient stone cave dwellings

Stacks of rough stone and concrete form the campus of Yan’an University in China, designed by the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University to recall the city’s famous cave dwellings. This first stage of the campus includes two museums and a library, housed in ziggurat-style buildings sitting atop arcaded bases. Yan’an University, in […]

Norman Foster’s Sainsbury Centre – the first high-tech art gallery

Continuing our high-tech architecture series, we look at how the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts by Norman Foster marked the style’s transition from industrial to cultural buildings. Completed in 1978 the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts was the first cultural building designed by Foster and his wife Wendy at their studio, which at the time was […]

BIG designs twisting Virginia school The Heights

BIG has arranged the classrooms of this white-brick and glass school in Arlington, Virginia in a fan-shape to allow for a “cascading terraces”. Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) designed The Heights public school on a tight plot in the Virginia city, about 30 minutes outside Washington DC, which is surrounded by three roads and the edge […]

Natural light fills courtyard of Foster + Partners’ Samson Pavilion in Cleveland

Glazed walls, a large metal roof and a vast central atrium feature in an academic building designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners for an emerging medical campus in Ohio. The Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion is located just beyond downtown Cleveland. Encompassing 478,000 square feet (44,408 square metres), the educational facility brings medical, dental […]

Rocky hillside used as walls and floors for Hilltop School in Hyderabad

The rocky hillside surrounding an 800-year-old fortress forms several of the walls and floors of this school by DesignAware in Hyderabad, India. Situated within a dense residential neighbourhood below the 16th century Golconda Fort, Hilltop School replaces a makeshift school in a large shed on the site, which was attended by local children for four […]

Pink concrete staircase connects colourful floors of Belgian school

A pink concrete staircase, gabled roofs and brightly coloured walls define a school with in Zarren, Belgium, designed by architecture studio Felt. The studio won the competition to design the school, which sits alongside a 1920s nursery close to Zarren’s town centre, in 2014. Classrooms sit in the western wing, directed towards the playground, which […]

Huge rise in number of schools causes “big crisis” in Indian architecture education

Architecture education in India is in crisis with a shortage of teachers, overcrowded classes and widespread cheating by students, according to architects in the country. A huge expansion of architecture courses over the last few years has led to overstretched and under-qualified staff teaching classes of up to eighty students, Dezeen has been told. Students […]

Cambodian school has a gridded facade that doubles as a jungle gym

The interchangeable steel grid of windows, shelves and lockers of a school in Sneung, Cambodia, designed by Orient Occident Atelier can also be used as a climbing frame. Built for local NGO Adventurous Global School, the structure provides a set of classrooms spaces that can be used by the entire village. Orient Occident Atelier  made the school’s […]

SCI-Arc awards Frank Gehry honorary masters degree in architecture

Los Angeles university SCI-Arc has granted Frank Gehry an honorary masters degree in recognition of his “unparalleled” impact on architecture. The 90-year-old architect was awarded the masters of architecture degree at a graduation ceremony held at SCI-Arc‘s campus in Los Angeles on 8 September. After receiving his masters diploma, Gehry gave a speech reflecting on […]

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners anchors LSE campus with high-tech tower

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has completed Centre Building, the tallest and largest department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. As its name suggests, the 13-storey structure is positioned at the centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science’s (LSE) campus in Bloomsbury, London. It is designed by Rogers Stirk […]

Snøhetta designs Temple University’s Charles Library with “unusual geometry”

Curved wooden entrances are carved into this university library that Snøhetta has completed for Temple University in Philadelphia. The four-storey Charles Library in North Philadelphia is sited in the heart of the university’s campus, with the business school to the south and the science and engineering buildings east. Rectangular in plan, the library building measures […]

AY Architects adds timber science laboratory to London school

A zigzagging structure of spruce beams supports the roof of a science laboratory at the Eleanor Palmer Primary School in Kentish Town, London, designed by AY Architects. The single-storey school has been built entirely out of timber, using beams, columns and joists of standard sizes with built-in plywood furniture and clad with horizontal slats of Siberian […]

Michigan high school designed to reduce impact of mass shootings

American firm Tower Pinkster has designed a school in Michigan with the aim of reducing the number of student casualties in the event of a terror attack. The architecture, engineering and interiors firm designed the entire Fruitport High School campus, from the building’s form to details of door locks, with the aim to limiting the […]

Karv One Design builds school around giant slide and ball pit

Pastel colours and decorative white partition screens feature in this school in Chengdu, China, designed by Hong Kong studio Karv One Design. Karv One Design created the school as an experimental learning and play space for families at a sales office belonging to property developer Fantasia Holdings. The 3520-square-metre space is based upon the idea of […]

Gray Organschi completes wooden high school extension with irregular roofing in Connecticut

Outdoor classrooms and active farmlands surround the extension to this ecological high school in Connecticut, which Gray Organschi built with cross-laminated timber to demonstrate sustainable design practices. Common Ground High School is a charter school in New Haven with a curriculum focused on the environment. It was founded in 1997 and is one of the […]

Zigzag thatched bamboo roofs shade classrooms of school in Indonesia

RAW Architecture has designed a zigzag roof of thatched bamboo for a school in Indonesia, which is raised up on stilts to deal with its swampy site in Tangerang city. The Jakarta-based practice built the 300-student Alfa Omega School, which is longlisted for a Dezeen Award, on this challenging location in just six months. A […]

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