HeFei No.10 Secondary School / Di Ping Xian

19:00 - 3 December, 2015
© Shi Shichao
© Shi Shichao
  • Architects

    Horizon Architectural Design Co. Ltd
  • Location

    Hefei, Anhui, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Jiang Haidong
  • Design Director

    Zhang Bing
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Shi Shichao

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

22:00 - 6 October, 2015
© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

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

08:00 - 20 September, 2015
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
© 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
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
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
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
© 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

Family Box / Crossboundaries

20:00 - 22 June, 2015
© 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

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Bortolotto Unveils Design for Rosalie Sharp Pavilion in Toronto

14:00 - 21 June, 2015
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
© Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

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Secondary School in Cambodia / Architetti senza frontiere Italia

02:00 - 21 June, 2015
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© Bernardo Salce

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Bildungscampus Sonnwendviertel / PPAG architects

20:00 - 19 June, 2015
 City of children. Image © Hertha Hurnaus
City of children. Image © Hertha Hurnaus

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
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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
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© Alex Campbell

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COOKFOX Begins Construction on the Neeson Cripps Academy in Cambodia

08:00 - 12 June, 2015
© COOKFOX Architects
© COOKFOX Architects

COOKFOX Architects has recently begun construction on The Neeson Cripps Academy, a high-tech and sustainable school to be built in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as a gift from Velcro Companies to the Cambodian Children’s Fund.

The school, named for Cambodian Children’s Fund founder Scott Neeson and former Velcro Companies Chairman Robert Cripps, will employ multiple sustainable building practices, including water and energy efficiency via natural lighting, integrated solar shading, low energy lighting, and low flow water fixtures. An energy recovery system will further work to improve air quality inside classrooms by filtering outdoor air into the interior of the building, and on-site photovoltaic cells will provide a portion of the school’s energy needs.

Little Red Elisabeth Irwin / Andrew Bartle Architects

09:00 - 11 June, 2015
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© Durston Saylor Photography

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