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School Architecture: 70 Examples in Plan and Section

12:00 - 14 October, 2018
School Architecture: 70 Examples in Plan and Section

For architects, schools are often complex structures to design. They must provide a variety of spaces for education, and also consider sports and recreational activities. But beyond its size or surface, the greatest challenge is to design an area that fosters a positive pedagogical environment for children. Below, a selection of 70 school projects with their drawings to inspire your proposals for learning campuses.

Why Our Schools Need Better Architecture

06:00 - 12 September, 2018
Why Our Schools Need Better Architecture , Hanazono Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro. Image © Studio Bauhaus
Hanazono Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro. Image © Studio Bauhaus

Within the architecture field, the relationship between design and education has gained prominence, especially when it comes to children’s education. The relationship between architecture, philosophy, and sociology is well known. Frequently, when designing, issues introduced by these fields work as tools to reflect upon the relationship between the space and the user. When we consider children’s education, we must go beyond ergonomics and think of architecture as an educational tool.

Call for Entries: School in the Marshes

18:00 - 2 May, 2018
Call for Entries: School in the Marshes, School in the marshes design competition
School in the marshes design competition

Tamayouz Excellence Award is delighted to invite students, designers and architects worldwide to participate in the newly launched "Dewan Award for Architecture" and its competition subject for this year: School in the Marshes. Winners of this Award will be offered fully paid employment at Dewan Architects and Engineers in Dubai for 6 months expandable to 12 months.

AD Classics: Arts United Center / Louis Kahn

06:00 - 16 April, 2018
© Jeffery Johnson
© Jeffery Johnson

In 1961, the architect Louis I. Kahn was commissioned by the Fine Arts Foundation to design and develop a large arts complex in central Fort Wayne, Indiana. The ambitious Fine Art Center, now known as the Arts United Center, would cater to the community of 180,000 by providing space for an orchestra, theatre, school, gallery, and much more. As a Lincoln Center in miniature, the developers had hoped to update and upgrade the city through new civic architecture. However, due to budget constraints, only a fraction of the overall scheme was completed. It is one of Kahn’s lesser-known projects that spanned over a decade, and his only building in the Midwest.

What It’s Like to be an Architect who Doesn’t Design Buildings

06:00 - 6 April, 2018
What It’s Like to be an Architect who Doesn’t Design Buildings, Han Zhang along with her team at <a href="http://www.archdaily.cn">ArchDaily China</a>. Image Courtesy of Han Zhang
Han Zhang along with her team at ArchDaily China. Image Courtesy of Han Zhang

There's an old, weary tune that people sing to caution against being an architect: the long years of academic training, the studio work that takes away from sleep, and the small job market in which too many people are vying for the same positions. When you finally get going, the work is trying as well. Many spend months or even years working on the computer and doing models before seeing any of the designs become concrete. If you're talking about the grind, architects know this well enough from their training, and this time of ceaseless endeavor in the workplace only adds to that despair.

Which is why more and more architects are branching out. Better hours, more interesting opportunities, and a chance to do more than just build models. Furthermore, the skills you learn as an architect, such as being sensitive to space, and being able to grasp the cultural and societal demands of a place, can be put to use in rather interesting ways. Here, 3 editors at ArchDaily talk about being an architect, why they stopped designing buildings, and what they do in their work now. 

A Deep Dive Into the Sad Story of the Makoko Floating School

08:00 - 26 March, 2018
© NLÉ architects
© NLÉ architects

Within a week of its successor being awarded the Silver Lion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, the original Makoko Floating School collapsed. Designed by Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi of NLÉ Architects, the school was located in the Lagos Lagoon in Nigeria. Now, almost two years later, Lagos-based writer Allyn Gaestel has investigated the vulnerable coastal community and architect behind the project in a remarkable narrative nonfiction piece, "Things Fall Apart."

Open Call: Build School Project 2018

16:00 - 21 March, 2018
Open Call: Build School Project 2018, The Union of architects of Russia invites you to participate in the 2nd Russian competition with international participation "Build School Project 2018" on nursery, kindergarten and school designs and constructions
The Union of architects of Russia invites you to participate in the 2nd Russian competition with international participation "Build School Project 2018" on nursery, kindergarten and school designs and constructions

The Union of architects of Russia invites you to participate in the 2nd Russian competition with international participation "Build School Project 2018" on nursery, kindergarten and school designs and constructions, which will be held in the framework of the 2nd international exhibition "Build School 2018" from 25 to 27 September 2018 in Moscow in "Expocentre".

MAS in Collective Housing is Celebrating Its 10th Anniversary

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MAS in Collective Housing is Celebrating Its 10th Anniversary, MAS IN COLLECTIVE HOUSING
MAS IN COLLECTIVE HOUSING

The MAS in Collective Housing is celebrating its 10th anniversary and we want to share our happiness for that achievement. After having here 256 alumni from 38 different countries, and 70 international workshops, we are convinced that we are doing right. The application period for the 2019 edition is already opened.

How Schools in Africa Can Benefit From Clever Design and Mango Trees

06:00 - 5 March, 2018
How Schools in Africa Can Benefit From Clever Design and Mango Trees, Courtesy of WAYAiR Foundation
Courtesy of WAYAiR Foundation

Many children in Africa are forced to bear the brunt of attending schools with poor ventilation that can easily overheat under the African sun. WAYAiR’s proposal for a new school in Ulyankulu tackles the climate issue and provide an “educational village” respecting the local heritage and identity of the town. WAYAiR is a group of like-minded educators that for the last 25 years have developed their unique school program in Poznan, Poland using an art based educational program and now wish to share their expertise worldwide.

Courtesy of WAYAiR Foundation Courtesy of WAYAiR Foundation Courtesy of WAYAiR Foundation Courtesy of WAYAiR Foundation + 16

Xiashan Primary School / STI Studio from the Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University

20:00 - 10 September, 2017
© Chunliu Yu
© Chunliu Yu

9 Types of Design Juror Every Architecture Student Faces in School

09:30 - 4 September, 2017
9 Types of Design Juror Every Architecture Student Faces in School

Design juries undoubtedly form the very foundation of architecture school. Their success or failure, however, largely lies in the hands of the jurors who are assigned to review student work. While architecture is an inter-disciplinary subject with wide-ranging consequences, most jurors are specialists in a singular sub-field. This makes design juries a terrifyingly unpredictable affair; students don’t just battle against their nerves and sleep-deprivation, but are also required to be on their toes to ensure that they can handle anything that the jurors might throw at them.

However, this is easier said than done. As a student, defending your work against criticism from an easily-offended know-it-all juror will probably do you more harm than good. Similarly, it’s hard to impress a building services expert by harping on about the probable positive sociological impacts of your design proposal. Being able to correctly identify the academic or emotive leanings of a juror can go a long way in helping students present their work strategically, thus ensuring that they make the most of their jury experience. Here’s a compilation of nine types of design jurors every architecture student will probably face at some point in school:

Hall of Literature & Garden at Taizhou High School / Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT

20:00 - 17 August, 2017
Hall of Literature & Garden at Taizhou High School / Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT, © Li Yao
© Li Yao

© Li Yao © Li Yao © Li Yao © Li Yao + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    669 Hai Jun Dong Lu, Taizhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China
  • Category

  • Project Principals

    Jingtang He, Weihong Guo
  • Design Team

    Yudan Pan, Linxi Liu, Menghao Luo, Zhisheng Guo, Jingshao Liang, Yan Zheng, Zhong Yan, Siyun Chen, Jun Ma, Siyun Chen, Caixia Feng
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Call for Entries: Build School Project 2017

16:00 - 29 July, 2017
Call for Entries: Build School Project 2017, international competition Build School Project 2017
international competition Build School Project 2017

The Union of architects of Russia invites you to participate in the Russian competition with international participation "Build School Project", which will be held in the framework of the First international exhibition "Build School 2017" from 26 to 29 September 2017 in Moscow in "Expocentre". The major task of the competition is to ensure the quick implementation of the best architectural projects of preschool and school buildings, profile schools, sports, music, art, corps for initial classes, extensions to schools. The competition will promote best practices in the specific Russian context, the improvement of social infrastructure for children and the implementation

New Campus of Taizhou High School / Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT

19:00 - 21 June, 2017
New Campus of Taizhou High School / Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT, © Li Yao
© Li Yao

© Li Yao © Li Yao © Li Yao © Li Yao + 38

Jixian Kindergarten / Atelier Y

20:00 - 18 June, 2017
Jixian Kindergarten / Atelier Y, © SouthArch.Liky
© SouthArch.Liky

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tangjia Township, Hanyuan County, Ya’an City, Sichuan Province, China
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    XIAO Yiqiang, ZOU Yanting, XIAO Yizhi
  • Design Team

    ZOU Yanting, XIAO Yizhi, LIN Hankun, HUANG Yongjia, YIN Shi, QIU Tian, YANG Yuanjing
  • Area

    2490.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Ultzama Summer School

13:01 - 27 April, 2017
Ultzama Summer School

The Summer School will be held in two parts. Students will work with three professors in developing a single project based on the program set. The idea is to give the students the opportunity to work in a set-up resembling that of a real-life practice tasked with a commission, under the supervision of the professors. Emphasis will be on “with,” rather than on “for,” simulating the intensity and efficiency of team work in an architectural office as well as the journey through the various phases of a project, from design to execution.

Open Call: School Without Classrooms (Berlin)

03:00 - 19 April, 2017
Open Call: School Without Classrooms (Berlin)

The competition seeks the creation of a middle school (age group 5-12) that completely negates the present day 'bench-table-chalkboard' idea of a classroom and a regularized building typology of a school. The competition seeks to radicalize the school system through architecture not only in terms of improving the quality of study environment but revamping the system and breaking all the physical and metaphorical class divisions into an entirely new school system. The competition seeks ideas from participants to create a fun built environment for a middle school that understands the individual needs of each child yet being very collaborative in nature. The school should strive to create a new pedagogical space that emphasizes on people-oriented design in behavioral terms as they interact and use spaces.

With the Jarahieh Refugee School, CatalyticAction Demonstrates the True Potential Of Temporary Structures

09:30 - 2 March, 2017
With the Jarahieh Refugee School, CatalyticAction Demonstrates the True Potential Of Temporary Structures, Courtesy of CatalyticAction
Courtesy of CatalyticAction

The 2015 Milan Expo required the input of more than 145 countries and 50 international organizations resulting in over 70 temporary pavilions; a combined effort totaling more than €13 billion. Norman Foster’s rippling pavilion for the United Arab Emirates ended up at €60 million. The massive slab of concrete, laid out over the previously green agricultural land to act as the Expo’s foundation cost a whopping €224 million. Even Vietnam’s “low cost” pavilion came in at $2.09 million.

Compare that with, for example, IKEA’s proposal for a temporary refugee shelter that can house 5, costing just $1000, and one can see the absurdity of spending gargantuan sums on buildings that will perhaps be sold to be used later as a clubhouse, or to a museum as another temporary cultural center. Where is the architectural action behind an architectural event that boasts “Energy for Life” or “Better City, Better Life” - the slogan of the Shanghai 2010 Expo - yet spends extraordinary amounts of resources on structures that provide little sustainable development to parts of the world that are actually in dire need of it?

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