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8 Excellent Examples of What Innovative 21st Century Schools Should Look Like

08:00 - 10 April, 2017

If we think about how the educational system worked in the past, we can quickly see that both the teaching style in schools as well as the school’s infrastructure were very different from the current system. The educational model of the twentieth century could be defined as being similar to the "spatial model of prisons, with no interest in stimulating a comprehensive, flexible and versatile education."

However, we are now at a time when social, economic and technological developments have created a more global society and where information and learning are becoming more affordable. This radical change has transformed the societies in which we live, leaving the current educational model based on a rigid and unidirectional teaching obsolete. 

As such, there are schools that have not only broken the mold of traditional teaching but have formed new educational standards, exploring new paradigms and opening up new possibilities within the design of educational spaces. Since architecture and educational models often reflect the ideology of a society, how is the school of 21st century defined? 

Vittra Telefonplan / Rosan Bosch. Image Hakusui Nursery School / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop. Image Cortesía de Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Kwel Ka Baung School / A.gor.a Architect. Image Cortesía de Agora Architects Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki + 31

Educational Park For Reconciliation / Jaime Cabal Mejía + Jorge Buitrago Gutiérrez

11:00 - 7 March, 2017
Educational Park For Reconciliation / Jaime Cabal Mejía + Jorge Buitrago Gutiérrez, © Sergio Gómez
© Sergio Gómez

© Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez + 20

EAN University / Daniel Bonilla + Marcela Albornoz

16:00 - 14 February, 2017
EAN University / Daniel Bonilla + Marcela Albornoz, ©  Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila

©  Rodrigo Dávila ©  Rodrigo Dávila ©  Rodrigo Dávila ©  Rodrigo Dávila + 20

Casa 40 / Sergio Reyes Rodríguez

10:00 - 10 February, 2017
Casa 40 / Sergio Reyes Rodríguez, © Santiago Pinyol
© Santiago Pinyol

© Santiago Pinyol © Santiago Pinyol © Santiago Pinyol © Santiago Pinyol + 25

How to Change Cities With Culture: 10 Tips Using UNESCO

08:00 - 23 January, 2017
How to Change Cities With Culture: 10 Tips Using UNESCO, "The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Photo: ru.wikipedia.org". Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine
"The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Photo: ru.wikipedia.org". Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine

This article, written by Svetlana Kondratyeva and translated by Olga Baltsatu for Strelka Magazine, examines the most interesting cases of the role of culture in sustainable urban development based on the UNESCO report.

UNESCO published the Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development in the fall of 2016. Two UN events stimulated its creation: a document entitled Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which emphasizes seventeen global goals for future international collaboration, was signed in September of 2015 at the Summit in New York. Habitat III, the conference held once in twenty years and dedicated to housing and sustainable urban development, took place in Ecuador in October of 2016. The question of culture’s role in urban development, and what problems it can solve, was raised at both events. To answer it, UNESCO summarized global experience and included successful cases of landscaping, cultural politics, events, and initiatives from different corners of the world in the report.

Call for Submissions: Artists Residency SPOT 13

17:30 - 19 January, 2017
Call for Submissions: Artists Residency SPOT 13, Poster SPOT 13
Poster SPOT 13

The artist residency SPOT 13 offers the opportunity to artists from all the world to access the artistic and cultural scene in Cartagena, known by its human heritage (UNESCO) and main cultural and touristic district of Colombia. Cartagena has been the center of Colombian tourism and represents one of the main Colombian cultural heritage from colonial Spanish times.

The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded)

08:00 - 15 January, 2017
The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded)

As the common phrase attests, “history is written by the victors.” We therefore know that the story of the West is that of Europe and the United States, while the other actors in world history are minimized or invisible: it happened to the Chinese and Japanese during World War II, to the Ottoman Empire in sixteenth-century Europe, and to racial majorities in the common reading of Latin American independence. The same thing happens in architecture.

The current boom of the Global South is based not only on new work, but rather on the recognition of an invisible architecture which was apparently not worthy of publication in the journals of the 1990s. The world stage has changed, with the emergence of a humanity that is decentralized yet local; globalized, yet heterogeneous; accelerated, yet unbalanced. There are no longer red and blue countries, but a wide variety of colors, exploding like a Pollock painting.

This serves as a preamble to consider the outstanding projects of 2016 according to the British critic Oliver Wainwright, whose map of the world appears to extend from New York in the West to Oslo in the East, with the exception of Birzeit in Palestine. The Global South represents more than 40% of the global economy and already includes most of the world’s megacities, yet has no architecture worthy of recognition? We wanted to highlight the following projects in order to expand the western-centric world view, enabling us to truly comprehend the extent of architectural innovation on a global scale.

Nursing Faculty of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia / Leonardo Álvarez Yepes

11:00 - 10 January, 2017
Nursing Faculty of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia / Leonardo Álvarez Yepes, © Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila

© Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila + 39

Chaparral Rural School / Plan:b arquitectos

15:00 - 17 October, 2016
Chaparral Rural School / Plan:b arquitectos , © Julián Castro
© Julián Castro

© Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango + 38

  • Architects

    Plan:b arquitectos
  • Location

    Vda. Chaparral, San Vicente, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Area

    995.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Soar over Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and More With These Incredible 360-Degree Panoramas

12:00 - 2 October, 2016

Since 2009, Mario Carvajal has captured amazing panoramic photographs from his hometown in Colombia as well as top destination spots around the globe. He has climbed the Empire State Building in New York and Colpatria Tower in Bogota, Colombia. Carvajal has captured the geographical beauty of Iceland as well as the intensity of Paris at night. 

As Carvajal mentioned in an interview with ArchDaily, images in 360 degrees "allow the viewer to dive into an attractive and interesting 'virtual world' to experience immersive sensations". Of course, with the new surge in popularity these types of pictures have experienced with the hardware becoming more readily available and these images being shared more and more every day through Facebook, Carvajal's work reaches new levels, allowing thousands of people to see the world from above. 

Below, we invite you to see his best shots of iconic buildings and landscapes around the world. For a complete experience, we recommend using Google Cardboard.

C17 House / XXStudio

13:00 - 27 September, 2016
C17 House / XXStudio, © 21estudio + XXStudio
© 21estudio + XXStudio

© 21estudio + XXStudio © 21estudio + XXStudio © 21estudio + XXStudio © 21estudio + XXStudio + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Villa Del Rosario, Colombia
  • Architect in Charge

    Balmor Pereira
  • Associated Architects

    21estudio; Fabián Mena, Pablo Torres
  • Area

    382.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Nilo Houses / Alberto Burckhard + Carolina Echeverri

09:00 - 16 September, 2016
Nilo Houses / Alberto Burckhard + Carolina Echeverri, © Juan Antonio Monsalve
© Juan Antonio Monsalve

© Juan Antonio Monsalve © Juan Antonio Monsalve © Juan Antonio Monsalve © Juan Antonio Monsalve + 37

MR House / H+H Arquitectos

13:00 - 13 September, 2016
MR House / H+H Arquitectos, ©  Rodrigo Dávila
©  Rodrigo Dávila

©  Rodrigo Dávila ©  Rodrigo Dávila ©  Rodrigo Dávila ©  Rodrigo Dávila + 35

Earth House / Arango Arquitecto

15:00 - 31 August, 2016
Earth House / Arango Arquitecto, © Alfonso Arango
© Alfonso Arango

© Alfonso Arango © Alfonso Arango © Alfonso Arango © Alfonso Arango + 23

Energy Living / M+ Group

08:00 - 29 August, 2016
Energy Living  / M+ Group, © Vásquez Villegas
© Vásquez Villegas

© Vásquez Villegas © Vásquez Villegas © Vásquez Villegas Courtesy of Simón Trujillo + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    El Poblado, Medellín, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Author Architects

    Andrés Felipe Mesa Trujillo, Kevin García Alvis
  • Collaborator

    Luna Barrientos
  • Area

    12114.96 sqm
  • Year project

    2015
  • Fotografías

    Vásquez Villegas, Cortesía de Simón Trujillo, Cortesía de Martín Baena Ochoa, Cortesía de Cámara Lucida

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Arts / La Rotta Arquitectos

13:00 - 28 August, 2016
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Arts  / La Rotta Arquitectos , © Llanofotografia - Jairo Llano
© Llanofotografia - Jairo Llano

© Rodrigo Dávila © Mateo Pérez © Llanofotografia - Jairo Llano © Rodrigo Dávila + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Project Architect

    Ricardo La Rotta Caballero
  • Development Group

    Felipe Limongi, Juan Benavides, Manuel Mendoza, Francisco Pinzón, Ximena García, Fredy Pantoja, Laura Pérez, José Joaquín Gómez, Pablo Gaitán, Andrés Garzón, José Ricardo Gómez, Lina Mora, Gustavo Hernandez
  • Client

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • Project Area

    17725.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

These are the 20 Finalists of the Latin American Architecture Prize Rogelio Salmona

06:00 - 23 August, 2016

After four months of research identifying works in Latin America and the Caribbean that met the eligibility criteria of the 'Latin American Architecture Prize Rogelio Salmona: open / collective  spaces' a list of finalist has been compiled. Members of the International Curatorial Committee, architects Ana Maria Duran (Andean Region), Ruth Verde Zein (Brazil Region) and Fernando Diez (Southern Cone Region), and Art History background Louise Noelle Gras (Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Region), postulated a total of 62 works covering the four regions. 

On the 5th of August, upon completion of a shortlist the International Curatorial Committee selected 20 works whose authors will be invited by Rogelio Salmona Foundation to participate in the second round of this award.

Here are the 20 Finalists of the Latin American Architecture Prize Rogelio Salmona.

Lusitania Paz de Colombia School / Camilo Avellaneda

11:00 - 19 August, 2016
 Lusitania Paz de Colombia School / Camilo Avellaneda, © Carlos Alfonso Avellaneda
© Carlos Alfonso Avellaneda

© Carlos Alfonso Avellaneda © Carlos Alfonso Avellaneda © Carlos Alfonso Avellaneda © Carlos Alfonso Avellaneda + 25

  • Architect

    Camilo Avellaneda
  • Location

    Medellín, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Area

    12000 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photography

    Carlos Alfonso Avellaneda