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Make Architects Reveal Big Data Institute for University of Oxford

Make Architects have just received planning permission to build a world-class institute devoted to research and processing of health-related data on Oxford University's Old Road Campus. The Big Data Institute (BDI) will be built adjacent to two other Make-designed buildings: The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and the NDM Research Building. The BDI will be London-based Make Architects' fifth building on Oxford's Old Road Campus.

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University of Oxford Mathematical Institute / Rafael Viñoly Architects

  • Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects
  • Location: Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Saint Giles', Oxford OX1 3LB, UK
  • Area: 24400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Will Pryce

© Will Pryce © Will Pryce © Will Pryce © Will Pryce

John Henry Brookes and Abercrombie Building / Design Engine

  • Architects: Design Engine
  • Location: Oxford Brookes University - Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX3 0BP, UK
  • Architect In Charge: Richard Jobson
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nick Kane

© Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane

Design Competition for James Stirling's Florey Building

The Queen’s College, Oxford is delighted to announce the launch of the Florey Design Competition. The College seeks a dedicated team to restore and add new facilities to James Stirling’s modernist masterpiece, The Florey building, which is Grade II listed.

Oriel College Design Competition Shortlist Announced

Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) recently announced the results of the first stage of the design competition to re-program and re-design Oriel College, Oxford’s social spaces. The shortlist, a fascinating cross-section of British architectural talent ranging from the contextual to the contemporary, is made-up of established practices with extensive portfolios. More than sixty teams submitted Expressions of Interest for the competition, which was launched in late June. The shortlisted teams include: AL_A, Allies and MorrisonCaruso St John ArchitectsPanter Hudspith Architects, and Wright & Wright Architects. More images and information after the break.

St Antony’s College / Bennetts Associates Architects

© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow
  • Architects: Bennetts Associates Architects
  • Location: Saint Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6JF, UK
  • Engineer: Buro Happold
  • Quantity Surveyor: Northcroft
  • Contractor: Kingerlee
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hufton + Crow

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Student Accommodation, Somerville College / Níall McLaughlin Architects

  • Architects: Níall McLaughlin Architects
  • Location: Somerville College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Area: 2,541 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Níall McLaughlin Architects, Nick Kane

© Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane Courtesy of Níall McLaughlin Architects

Alison Brooks Architects Wins Competition For Exeter College, Oxford

Courtesy of Alison Brooks Architects
Courtesy of Alison Brooks Architects

Alison Brooks Architects  has won the competition to design a `third quad´ for Exeter College at Oxford University.  The “third quadrangle” is just a ten minute walk from the historic 700-year-old Turl Street campus in the heart of Oxford. More on this project after the break.

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AD Classics: AD Classics: Florey Building / James Stirling

AD Classics: AD Classics: Florey Building / James Stirling AD Classics: AD Classics: Florey Building / James Stirling AD Classics: AD Classics: Florey Building / James Stirling AD Classics: AD Classics: Florey Building / James Stirling

The Queen's College Florey building is the third and last building of  “The Red Trilogy” (the Leicester Engineering Faculty building and the Cambridge History Faculty building being the first two) designed by James Stirling, solidifying him as an irreplaceable facet in modern Architecture.

University of Oxford Mathematical Institute / RVA

RVA Rafael Viñoly Architects have just announced the official groundbreaking of their Math Institute at the University of Oxford.  Prior to the project, Oxford’s mathematics department was scattered across the University in different locations.  RVA was commissioned to provide a design solution that provided a centralized building for the entire department, to create a balanced environment for academics’ need for privacy with the increasing importance of interdisciplinary collaboration.   More about the design after the break.

Chemistry Oxford / FJMT

Courtesy of FJMT
Courtesy of FJMT

The University of Oxford has received planning permission for a new £170M chemistry laboratory complex designed by Francis- Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT). This follows a unanimous vote in favour of the scheme by Oxford City Council’s West Area Planning Committee where the scheme was described as one of the most striking new buildings in Oxford. More images and complete press release after the break.

AD Classics: Miami University Art Museum / SOM

  • Architects: SOM
  • Location: Oxford, Ohio
  • Architect : SOM
  • Design Team: Richard Lenke, Walter A. Netsch, Donald Ohlson, Craig W. Hartman
  • References: SOM
  • Project Year: 1979
  • Photographs: SOM | © Abby Sadin

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