Archive for the ‘College’ Category
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Article source: De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects
The south side of the Óscar Romerocollege borders on the historical inner city of Dendermonde. The patchwork sequence of courtyards and streets is typical of this location. Two college buildings have already been built. A further two buildings – a tuition building and a sports complex – will be added and are intended to strengthen the school’s identity. We have extended this objective to include a connection to the historic centre. A connection that has been created by blending into the structure of the public spaces. The existing courtyards have been extended to include two new courtyards and a promenade. The four school buildings, each of which has its own individual appearance, create a powerful rhythm on the north side. This is where the main entrance is located. A covered path connects the existing and new buildings and takes the students past the different courtyards, each of which has its own function and identity.
Image Courtesy © De Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
Article source: m3architecture
The Bathersby Boarding Village is akin to a castle in the centre of a city (the school). It is a place where every boy can feel like “the King of the Castle”.
Fort-like boarding houses have a long tradition in English schools. They offer appropriate frameworks for safety, security and community building.
Image Courtesy © Christopher Frederick Jones
- Architects: m3architecture
- Project: St Joseph’s Nudgee College
- Location: Queensland, Australia
- Photography: Christopher Frederick Jones
- Software used: Revit
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.
- Architects: CORE Architects Inc.
- Project: 12 Degrees
- Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Software used: REVIT and AutoCad
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
- 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
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
- Architects: HOLT Architects (Maria Livingston)
- Project: Corning Community College Library & Learning Commons
- Location: New York, USA
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
- 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
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
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
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
- 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
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