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12 Degrees in Ontario, Canada by CORE Architects Inc.

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: CORE Architects Inc.

12 degrees was designed as an urban infill project, fitting into the context of a mixed use residential area where the city block has buildings that include both the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Given the artistic nature of the city block, the design became a playful exercise in massing and an anchor to the south-west corner of the block.  The design can be read as analogous to the stacking of toy blocks, with one of the blocks skewed at 12 degrees from the others.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.

  • Architects: CORE Architects Inc.
  • Project: 12 Degrees
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Software used: REVIT and AutoCad

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The new Da Vinci College in Rosendaal, The Netherlands by Ector Hoogstad Architecten

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Article source: Ector Hoogstad Architecten 

The Da Vinci College in Roosendaal, in the south of the Netherlands, moved into new premises at the start of the present school year. Ector Hoogstad Architects has designed a light, spacious and above all adventurous building that feels and functions like a city in miniature. The school offers a mix of academic and vocational qualifications (VMBO and Praktijkschool in Dutch) to about a thousand pupils. Each pupil has a home base in one of the “clubhouses” scattered around the school, alongside a variety of practical rooms and communal facilities. All these spaces are ingeniously connected by a network of streets, squares and gardens, stairs and terraces. In line with the philosophy of the school, equal weight is attached to ensuring a safe learning environment and challenging the pupils.

 Image Courtesy ©  Petra Appelhof

Image Courtesy © Petra Appelhof

  • Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
  • Project: The new Da Vinci College
  • Location: Bovendonk 1, Roosendaal, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Petra Appelhof and Koen Klijn
  • Client: Ons Middelbaar Onderwijs
  • Design: Ector Hoogstad Architecten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Project team: Joost Ector, Max Pape, Koen Klijn, Bart de Wilde, Elia Salcedo Quiles, Ridwan Tehupelasury, Marco Verroen
  • Building management: ICS adviseurs
  • Management: Da Vinci College
  • Building physics consultant: IMd raadgevend ingenieurs
  • Consultant construction costs: Ingenieursbureau Multical
  • Gross floor plan: new development 9.300 m2, renovation 4.200 m2, total 13.500 m2
  • Completion: June 2016

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Corning Community College Library & Learning Commons in New York by HOLT Architects

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Article source: HOLT Architects

HOLT Architects was asked by Corning Community College to renovate and modernize the functionality of the College’s traditional Library; centralize the Campus’ Learning Centers; encourage independent learning on Campus and support the 21st century student; and support the 24-hour student by providing facilities for new modes and hours of study.

Image Courtesy © HOLT Architects

Image Courtesy © HOLT Architects

  • Architects: HOLT Architects (Maria Livingston)
  • Project: Corning Community College Library & Learning Commons
  • Location: New York, USA

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Nigde University – Ayhan Sahenk Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies in Turkey by PAB Architects

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Article source: PAB Architects

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies consists of four departments, classrooms, lecture rooms, laboratories and social facilities. The project aims to unite theoretical and practical education via its architectural approach by interweaving the buildings and the applied agricultural land into each other. Agricultural landscape continues throughout the building and unites indoor and outdoor areas. Students not only work in laboratories for practical education, but they also work on land with seeds and seedlings for various researches. This approach defines landscape as a crucial part of daily life in the faculty and places the buildings around a courtyard as its core.  While the landscape enables experimental agriculture, it also allows different plants in different seasons to become landscape elements for the building. The courtyard, while maximizing the natural ventilation and lighting, also becomes a social gathering space for students.

Image Courtesy © PAB Architects

Image Courtesy © PAB Architects

  • Architects: PAB Architects (Pinar Gokbayrak, Ali Eray, Burcin Yildirim)
  • Project: Nigde University – Ayhan Sahenk Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies
  • Location: Nigde, Turkey
  • Project team: Pinar Gokbayrak, Ali Eray, Burcin Yildirim, Samim Magriso, Ekin Aytac, Eda Ozgener, Zeynep Ceylan, Eda Yeyman
  • Consultants: Eda Lerzan Tuncbil, Emre Arslan, Elif Celik
  • Construction area: 24.000m2

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IDC School of Psychology & Economics in Herzliya, Israel by Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Article source: Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

Situated on an extremely narrow site with eucalyptus trees along its southern & eastern edge, Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture’s design of the Faculties of Psychology & Economics Building at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) reflects several key considerations: a commitment to “green” architecture; a desire to create clear and dynamic relationships between architecture and its surrounding; and a commitment to effectively and harmoniously incorporate carefully defined functions within each building.

Image Courtesy © Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

Image Courtesy © Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

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JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE in Illinois by RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH and Demonica Kemper Architects

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Article source: RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH and Demonica Kemper Architects

Joliet Junior College (JJC), a community college based in Joliet, Illinois, is the first public community college founded in the United States. The building is cladded with 650 m² of öko skin a concrete facade by Rieder and designed by Demonica Kemper Architects.

Image Courtesy © RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH

Image Courtesy © RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH

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Carshalton Boys Sports College in London, England by Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Article source: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects designed a classroom suite for Carshalton Boys Sports College in South London. The building is clad in perforated and solid Cor-ten panels and utilised off-site manufacture to meet programme, budget, and sustainability requirements.

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
  • Project: Carshalton Boys Sports College
  • Location: London Borough of Sutton, England
  • Photography: Tim Crocker
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, 3D Studio Max
  • Client: Carshalton Boys Sports College
  • M&E/ Sustainabilty Engineer: XCO2
  • Planning Consultant: ADN Planning
  • Cost Consultant: Burnley Wilson Fish
  • Main Contractor: Charter Construction PLC
  • Arboricultural consultant: Clive Fowler Associates
  • Area: 775sqm
  • Year: 2013

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Weitz Center for Creativity in Northfield, Minnesota by MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

From its earliest inception, Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity was imagined as much more than an arts building. While it does create much-needed new exhibit and performance spaces, the Weitz Center’s true mission is to serve as a working laboratory for creativity—not only in the arts, but across the entire curriculum. It positions the College as a national leader in arts programs by creating an environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, collaborative working skills, and cross-cultural exploration. An adaptive reuse of and addition to a former middle school, the new Weitz Center for Creativity houses the departments of studio arts, dance and theater, and cinema and media studies.

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

 

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Vives university college – campus Bruges in Belgium by SAR architecten

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Article source: SAR architecten

In the Middle Ages, Bruges had two big ambitions: to have a sea port and a university, fine ambitions that the magnificent old city could barely realize despite its many efforts. During history Antwerp and Ghent took over the leading roles in those matters and Bruges became during three centuries ‘Bruges la morte’. However at the end of the 20th century Bruges is the 3rd seaport of the BENELUX, and in 2009 the VIVES University College was built, associated to the well known ‘University of Louvain’.

Campus east side (1) , Image Courtesy © Christine Deboosere

Campus east side (1) , Image Courtesy © Christine Deboosere

  • Architects: SAR architecten
  • Project: Vives university college – campus Bruges
  • Location: Xaverianenstraat, 10, BE 8000 Bruges, Belgium
  • Photography: Christine Deboosere, Toon Grobet (nv Zumtobel Lighting sa)
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Microstation, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator
  • Architects in Charge: Johan Bosschem, Jan De Vloed
  • General contractor: Strabag Belgium NV – registered office Gent
  • Associate firm: Architektenburo De Vloed bvba
  • Design team: Thierry Halsberghe, Eveline Vandenbogaerde, Veerle De Langhe, Patrick Persoons
  • Landscape: Buro voor Vrije Ruimte VOF (more…)

Durham College Centre for Food in Whitby, Canada by Gow Hastings Architects

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Article source:  v2com

The Centre for Food (CFF) at Durham College (DC) distinguishes itself in the highly competitive field of culinary education by bringing together culinary, hospitality, event management, food science, and agricultural and horticultural programs in a state-of-the-art facility for “field-to-fork” culinary education.

West face of the school from the adjacent agricultural fields, Image Courtesy © Tom Arban

West face of the school from the adjacent agricultural fields, Image Courtesy © Tom Arban

  • Architects: Gow Hastings Architects
  • Project: Durham College Centre for Food
  • Location: Whitby, Canada
  • Photography: Janet Rosenberg & Studio, Tom Arban, Remi Carreiro
  • Software used: Revit

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