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Scott Brownrigg's Cambridge Biomedical Campus Project Receives Planning Permission

Scott Brownrigg's 1000 Discovery Drive has been granted planning approval from Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils in United Kingdom. As the second building of the Biomedical Campus in Phase 2, the project includes 100,000 square feet of net internal area across laboratories and office space. The design aims to form a flexible and adaptable design to drive innovation within the scientific and medical community.

Health Yoga Life / BOS|UA

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  • Architects: BOS|UA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1500 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, Laticrete, Sherwin-Williams, Adobe Systems, +7

University Key Worker Housing / Mecanoo

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  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  27700
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Abode at Great Kneighton Housing / Proctor and Matthews Architects

© Tim Crocker© Tim Crocker© Tim Crocker© Tim Crocker+ 20

Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  861
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Olson, Velfac, Argonaut, Bentley Systems, +7

Kendall Square Garage / French 2D

© John Horner© John Horner© John Horner© John Horner+ 16

  • Architects: French 2D
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  26000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Facid

Marmalade Lane Cohousing Development / Mole Architects

© David Butler© David Butler© David Butler© David Butler+ 37

  • Architects: Mole Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Idea Exchange Old Post Office Library / RDHA

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Microsoft New England Research & Development Center / Sasaki

© John Horner© John Horner© John Horner© John Horner+ 37

  • Landscape Architects: Sasaki
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  110000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Arktura, Haworth, Interface, Maharam, The Woodworks

Infographic: The Bauhaus, Where Form Follows Function

UPDATE: In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, we’re re-publishing this popular infographic, which was originally published April 16th, 2012.

From the “starchitect” to “architecture for the 99%,” we are witnessing a shift of focus in the field of architecture. However, it’s in the education system where these ideas really take root and grow. This sea change inspired us to explore past movements, influenced by economic shifts, war and the introduction of new technologies, and take a closer look at the bauhaus movement.

Often associated with being anti-industrial, the Arts and Crafts Movement had dominated the field before the start of the Bauhaus in 1919. The Bauhaus’ focus was to merge design with industry, providing well-designed products for the many.

The Bauhaus not only impacted design and architecture on an international level, but also revolutionized the way design schools conceptualize education as a means of imparting an integrated design approach where form follows function.

Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre / Haworth Tompkins

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  • Architects: Haworth Tompkins
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2340
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hakwood, Pollmeier, Shadbolt, Bentley Systems, +2

Dorothy Garrod Building / Walters & Cohen Architects

© Dennis Gilbert / VIEW© Dennis Gilbert / VIEW© Dennis Gilbert / VIEW© Dennis Gilbert / VIEW+ 31

Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6900
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Northcot Brick

Cambridge Assessment HQ / Eric Parry Architects

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Harvard HouseZero / Snøhetta

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© Michael Grimm

© Michael Grimm© Michael Grimm© Michael Grimm© Michael Grimm+ 26

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: WindowMaster

MIT Press to Make Landmark Architecture Books Freely Accessible Online

A selection of out-of-print books are soon to be made available by MIT Press. Image © Niall Patrick Walsh
A selection of out-of-print books are soon to be made available by MIT Press. Image © Niall Patrick Walsh

The MIT Press, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is set to digitize landmark out-of-print architecture and urban studies books published by the MIT Press, making them freely accessible online for discovery and research. Aided by a $157,000 grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MIT Press are enabled to digitize a collection of “image-rich and intellectually prized architecture and urban studies titles” complete with the commissioning of new forewords for the works. Following the project’s completion, MIT Press intends to distribute a minimum of 25 titles for free on several platforms, including its own ebook service.

Among the titles to be released are Francoise Choay’s “The Rule and the Model: On the Theory of Architecture and Urbanism,” which links modern theory with classical and Renaissance architecture, and John Templer’s “The Staircase,” regarded as the first theoretical and historical analysis of the elemental stair. Books on the subject of famous architects will also be released, such as Donald Leslie Johnson’s “Frank Lloyd Wright vs. America: The 1930s” and Grant Hildebrand’s “On Leon Battista Alberti: His Literary and Aesthetic Theories.”

Power on Campus - Harvard Energy Facility Showcases the Beauty of Infrastructure

On a prominent, highly visible site within Harvard University’s Allston Campus, a celebration of the beauty of infrastructure is beginning to take shape. Designed by Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates, the 58,000 square foot Allston Campus District Energy Facility (DEF) represents a new, highly efficient infrastructure typology, delivering electricity and water for the campus, whilst simultaneously showcasing the intricate complexity of engineering and design.

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Leading Cambridge School / Chadwick Dryer Clarke Studio

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge To Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition Reveals Gallery of Finalists

The National Infrastructure Commission and Malcolm Reading Consultants have revealed an online gallery of the four final design concepts for The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition.

The competition, which launched in June, focuses on the 130-mile corridor connecting Cambridge, Milton Keyes, Northampton, and Oxford. It acknowledges the presence of world-leading universities, highly skilled workers and tech firms, but also the corridor’s failure to function as a connected economic zone.

© Barton Willmore and Malcolm Reading Consultants© Tibbalds Planning & Urban Design, Mikhail Riches, Featherstone Young, Marko and Placemakers, Expedition Engineering & Khaa and Malcolm Reading Consultants© Mae and Malcolm Reading Consultants© Fletcher Priest Architects and Malcolm Reading Consultants+ 11