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Luca Santiago Mora


Improving the Educational Environment with the Reggio Emilia Approach

Redbridge School / ARX Portugal Arquitetos. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SGCreche Leimond-Shonaka / Archivision Hirotani Studio. Image © Noriko MomoiKindergarten in Guastalla / Mario Cucinella Architects. Image © Moreno MaggiCentro Infantil El Guadual / Daniel Joseph Feldman Mowerman + Iván Dario Quiñones Sanchez. Image © Ivan Dario Quiñones Sanchez+ 48

The Reggio Emilia Approach was created in the post-WWII period at the initiative of widowed mothers and under the coordination of journalist and educator Loris Malaguzzi. In a time of postwar urban reconstruction, the group's primary concern was the formation of new schools, where they wanted to create a peaceful, welcoming, and cheerful environment, with a domestic atmosphere where children could stay while their mothers worked. Understanding the children's interests and providing a suitable environment for exploration and experimentation is one of the focal points of this pedagogy. The creation of a safe and stimulating environment is so fundamental that, in much literature, it appears as a third teacher.

The Covered Garden / Laboratorio Permanente

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Correggio, Italy

Residential Wood Building in Selvino / Camillo Botticini

© Luca Santiago Mora© Luca Santiago Mora© Luca Santiago Mora© Luca Santiago Mora+ 23

2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

Several projects have been selected to receive this year's Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, chosen by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award celebrates projects which exhibit design excellence in the field of architecture, and is one of the highest such awards in the industry. The recipients will be recognized for their work at the AIA 2015 National Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta.

View the winners after the break.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Image © Eduard Hueber / ArchPhotoLeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park. Image © Michael MoranDanish Maritime Museum. Image © Luca Santiago MoraUC Berkeley Memorial Stadium and Training Center. Image © Jim Simmons+ 23

R+O House / Bianco + Gotti Architetti

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Palazzago, Italy

Which Architects Are Most Admired By Other Architects?

As part of their annual research for the World Architecture Top 100, Building Design (BD) has compiled a list of which architects are most admired by their colleagues from across the globe. Last year's results were somewhat predictable, with Foster + Partners leading and Renzo Piano's Building Workshop and Herzog + de Meuron close behind. According to BD, "this year saw a trend towards more commercial names."

This year's "most admired" list includes:

Danish National Maritime Museum Permanent Exhibition / Kossmann.dejong

© Thijs Wolzak© Thijs Wolzak© Thijs Wolzak© Thijs Wolzak+ 11

Helsingor, Denmark
  • Architects: Kossmann.dejong
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5000 Area:  5000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013 Year:  2013

Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG

© Rasmus Hjortshõj© Rasmus Hjortshõj© Rasmus Hjortshõj© Rasmus Hjortshõj+ 32

Helsingor, Denmark