edX Offers Free, Online Classes in Architecture, Engineering and Urbanism

06:00 - 14 March, 2016
edX Offers Free, Online Classes in Architecture, Engineering and Urbanism, via edX
via edX

Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX offers more than 800 free, online courses as well as certificates from top universities around the world, including Harvard, MIT and UC Berkeley. The courses cover everything from literature to poetry, medicine, biology, urban planning, engineering, history and architecture. 

Taught mostly in English, the courses have different weekly requirements, and generally require participants to be online at designated times of the day. There are also classes offered in other languages like Chinese, French, Spanish and Portuguese. They also offer certificates that can be purchased at the end of the course, costing between $50-$70.

Miba Architects' University of Cyprus Medical School Proposal Combines Lab and Social Space

13:00 - 13 March, 2016
Miba Architects' University of Cyprus Medical School Proposal Combines Lab and Social Space, Exterior Rendered View. Image © Erik Gutierrez
Exterior Rendered View. Image © Erik Gutierrez

A proposal by Miba Architects and Calderon‐Folch‐Sarsanedas Architects has received 2nd prize in an international competition to design the new medical school for the University of Cyprus. The project proposes a “campus within a campus,” combining the strict bio-climatic regulations of a research lab with a social space for learning. Read more after the break.

HeFei No.10 Secondary School / Di Ping Xian

19:00 - 3 December, 2015
HeFei No.10 Secondary School / Di Ping Xian, © Shi Shichao
© Shi Shichao

© Shi Shichao © Shi Shichao © Shi Shichao © Shi Shichao +32

Primary School & Nursery in the “Claude Bernard” ZAC / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac & Gonzalez

22:00 - 6 October, 2015
Primary School & Nursery in the “Claude Bernard” ZAC / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac & Gonzalez, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +19

o2a’s Proposed Tel Aviv University Building Controls Natural Light and Wind for a Sustainable Solution

08:00 - 20 September, 2015
o2a’s Proposed Tel Aviv University Building Controls Natural Light and Wind for a Sustainable Solution, Courtesy of o2a Studio
Courtesy of o2a Studio

o2a Studio has unveiled their proposal for the Lorry I. Lokey School of Management at Tel Aviv University. Part of an invited competition, the design brief required a two-phase proposal sited at the focal point of the Tel Aviv University Campus: an initial 3,500 square metres of classrooms, offices and an auditorium and a future 1,500 square metres of extra classes and offices. Though not selected for the final design of the school, the o2a Studio proposal for the Lorry I. Lokey School of Management encompasses contextual, programmatic and climatic concerns in an elegant solution. Read more about this proposal after the break.

Mecanoo Designs New Engineering Campus for University of Manchester

12:19 - 14 September, 2015
Mecanoo Designs New Engineering Campus for University of Manchester , © Mecanoo
© Mecanoo

Mecanoo has unveiled plans for a new £350 million engineering campus for the University of Manchester. Known as the "Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD)," the project will be the UK's largest, single construction endeavors ever conducted by a higher education institution. 

"The campus will help demonstrate how UK engineering is one of the most creative industries in the world – a key feature on the ground floor of the main hall will be a dedicated ‘maker space’ which will provide dynamic workshops for students and academics to share ideas and innovate," says Mecanoo.

Santiago Calatrava's Florida Polytechnic Building Named "Project of the Year"

15:00 - 10 September, 2015
Santiago Calatrava's Florida Polytechnic Building Named "Project of the Year", Florida Polytechnic Science, Innovation and Technology Campus / Santiago Calatrava. Image © Alan Karchmer for Santiago Calatrava
Florida Polytechnic Science, Innovation and Technology Campus / Santiago Calatrava. Image © Alan Karchmer for Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava's Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building at Florida Polytechnic University has picked up another award, this time being named "Project of the Year" by Engineering News-Record. The "centerpiece" of the new Floridian university, which was also masterplanned by Calatrava, the 162,000-square-foot building was recently awarded "Best in Steel Construction" by the AISC. 

“Educating, particularly young people, is one of the most noble tasks that exist,” said Calatrava in response to the award. “The Innovation, Science and Technology Building aims to be itself a tool to achieve the highest level of education for young people. 

ArchDaily's Ultimate List of Advice for Incoming Architecture Students

09:30 - 24 August, 2015
ArchDaily's Ultimate List of Advice for Incoming Architecture Students, OMA's Milstein Hall at Cornell University shows off the dynamic atmosphere of an architecture school; as students on he ground floor have seminars and crits, other students mill above them. Image © Matthew Carbone
OMA's Milstein Hall at Cornell University shows off the dynamic atmosphere of an architecture school; as students on he ground floor have seminars and crits, other students mill above them. Image © Matthew Carbone

Architecture school. You’ve heard the myths - the legends of all-nighters and innovation, of unmatched workaholism and love for the profession. Perhaps you know what you want – to solve the great urbanization problem, to create the next sustainable wonder-gadget, or maybe just to start your own firm and show the architectural world how it’s done. Maybe you have no idea what you want to do, drawn to architecture by the romance, the larger-than-life scale. Maybe you’re an artist who wants a job when they graduate. A hometown hero, you’re about to be thrown into a classroom of the best, possibly for the first time in your life. You’ll be surrounded by the brightest in engineering, problem solving, writing, drawing and a host of other skills. Anxious and excited, you stand ready at the doors of architectural education, hungry for innovation and ready to share and learn from others. Stepping inside that first day, you prepare yourself for the best - and most difficult times of your life so far.

To prepare you for the strange beast that is architecture school, shed light on what is fact and fiction, and give you some peace of mind, we at ArchDaily have prepared a list of advice for all incoming architecture students. There is no other education in the world quite like an architectural one, and we hope that this list can help prepare you for its unique wonders and challenges. The advice below is meant to ease the transition into school as much as possible – but be warned, nothing can compare to experiencing the real deal. Read them all after the break.

First year review. Image © Steven Lin A lecture in Brooklyn. Image © Ien Boodan © Jeff So The (rare) empty studio. Image © Ien Boodan +18

Teach Your Children to Think Like an Architect with Imagination Playground 3D Builder

16:00 - 22 August, 2015
Teach Your Children to Think Like an Architect with Imagination Playground 3D Builder, via Imagination Playground
via Imagination Playground

It's no secret that most architects who are also parents want their children to follow in their footsteps. But how can we encourage our children to think like architects – critically, spatially and creatively? For parents in Manhattan, for the past five years Rockwell Group's Imagination Playground has provided an answer. The educational play system consists of large-scale blocks of varying sizes and uses, allowing children to build whatever they can imagine – without the long hours and deadlines. Now, with the release of Imagination Playground 3D Builder, the creative platform is now available digitally, for free.

Enrique Norten Designs New Campus for Mexico City's CENTRO University

16:00 - 7 August, 2015
Enrique Norten Designs New Campus for Mexico City's CENTRO University, © Enrique Norten
© Enrique Norten

CENTRO University, a premier university for creative studies in Mexico City, will celebrate the opening of its new campus this September. Designed by TEN Arquitectos, the 5,600-square-meter campus aims to embody CENTRO's "dynamic and inclusive atmosphere" with a cluster of intersecting, LEED Platinum buildings centered around a 450-seat auditorium and public park. With an ideal mix of indoor studios and outdoor work areas, the scheme hopes to offer a variety of collaborative and stimulating learning environments. 

D1 Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

20:00 - 23 June, 2015
D1 Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro , © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue
© Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

© Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue +21

Family Box / Crossboundaries

20:00 - 22 June, 2015
Family Box / Crossboundaries, © Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries
© Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries
  • Architects

  • Location

    Si Ping Lu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Project Designers

    Anne-Charlotte Wiklander, Irene Solà, Gao Yang
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries © Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries © Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries © Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries +15

Bortolotto Unveils Design for Rosalie Sharp Pavilion in Toronto

14:00 - 21 June, 2015
Bortolotto Unveils Design for Rosalie Sharp Pavilion in Toronto, Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Bortolotto
Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Bortolotto

The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U) has commissioned Toronto firm Bortolotto to transform the university’s main office building into the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion. The office will be wrapped in a technologically-responsive layer, transforming it into a multi-use, student work and exhibition space and transforming the corner of Dundas and McCaul streets into an interactive gateway for the campus.

Harfang-Des-Neiges Primary School / CCM2 Architectes + Onico Architecture

09:00 - 21 June, 2015
Harfang-Des-Neiges Primary School / CCM2 Architectes + Onico Architecture, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Dave Tremblay © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +12

Secondary School in Cambodia / Architetti senza frontiere Italia

02:00 - 21 June, 2015
Secondary School in Cambodia / Architetti senza frontiere Italia, © Bernardo Salce
© Bernardo Salce
  • Architects

  • Location

    M'pai village pier, Cambodia
  • Design Team

    Camillo Magni, Elisabetta Fusarpoli, Paolo Garretti, Filippo Mascaretti, Marta Minetti, Sabrina Suma, Marco Tommaseo
  • Coordinator

    Camillo Magni
  • Area

    740.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Bernardo Salce © Bernardo Salce © Bernardo Salce © Bernardo Salce +35

Bildungscampus Sonnwendviertel / PPAG architects

20:00 - 19 June, 2015
Bildungscampus Sonnwendviertel / PPAG architects,  City of children. Image © Hertha Hurnaus
City of children. Image © Hertha Hurnaus
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gudrunstraße 108, 1100 Wien, Austria
  • Design Team

    Georg Poduschka, Anna Popelka, Lilli Pschill, Ali Seghatoleslami
  • Area

    20500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Squares and streets. Image © Hertha Hurnaus Gymnasitcs hall. Image © Hertha Hurnaus Cinema and theatre staircase, multipurpose hall in the back. Image © Hertha Hurnaus Undirected classrooms. Image © Hertha Hurnaus +22

The Roc / D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés

03:00 - 18 June, 2015
The Roc / D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés, Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés
Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés

Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associés +24

River Cottage HQ / Satellite Architects

09:00 - 12 June, 2015
River Cottage HQ / Satellite Architects, © Alex Campbell
© Alex Campbell

© Alex Campbell © Alex Campbell © Alex Campbell © Alex Campbell +16