Concrete grid forms student housing block in Paris by Atelier Villemard et Associé

Atelier Villemard et Associés used a structural grid of exposed concrete to define the exterior and interior of this student housing block on the outskirts of Paris. The nine-storey residential block in Champs-sur-Marne centres around a full-height atrium. This housing scheme by Atelier Villemard et Associés is the latest addition to the Campus Descartes. The campus […]

Shipping container micro homes with green roofs planned for UK

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects has obtained planning permission for a development of micro homes made from shipping containers with green roofs in Aylesbury, England. Gatehouse Road is a low-cost housing scheme that is part of a series of regeneration plans for underused sites owned by the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust. Currently the site is occupied by […]

Wilkinson Eyre completes modular student housing for Dyson Institute

Wilkinson Eyre has created “unique student residencies with identity” from prefabricated timber pods at the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology in Wiltshire, England. Located at the Malmesbury Campus, the modular village provides accommodation for undergraduate students and visiting staff at the institute, which was founded by James Dyson. Wilkinson Eyre  designed the pods, which are arranged […]

SOM completes Tenaya Towers in massive student housing project at California university

Board-marked concrete, cement plaster and glass form the facades of two student dormitories that Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has created for an expansive housing development at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Tenaya Towers are part of a larger development at the central Californian university that was masterplanned by SOM, a multidisciplinary firm with […]

San Joaquin Student Housing complex by LOHA makes the most of coastal climate

Open-air walkways and staircases overlook landscaped gardens at this dormitory by US studio LOHA at a central California university, which was built using durable and economical materials. The UCSB San Joaquin Student Housing complex is located on the northern edge of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) campus. The residential buildings were designed to […]

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