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Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Drexel University’s Hillel House is sheathed in local red brick as textured fabric draped in an abstract menorah that terraces down to the street. Arranged on four interconnected levels, the square building has thickened side walls which contain services, and four central columns which structure the middle, front and rear.

Image Courtesy © Richard Barnes

  • Architects: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.
  • Project: Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Photography: Stanley Saitowitz and Richard Barnes
  • Floor Area in Square Feet: 13,900 Gross Sq Ft
  • Date of Completion: November 2016

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Bornova Evka 3 Social Center ve Transfer Station in Izmir, Turkey by YEGENA

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Article source: YEGENA 

‘ LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND GREEN ‘

The project area residential pattern has been isolated between, Ege University residences and İzmir-Manisa main arterial road.This isolated attitude of the zone is reflected to the project area due to the inadequacy of the socio-cultural functions of the transfer zone and the open area density can not be kept permanent.

Image Courtesy © YEGENA

  • Architects: YEGENA
  • Project: Bornova Evka 3 Social Center ve Transfer Station
  • Location: Izmir, Turkey
  • Competıtıon Organızer: Izmir Metropolitan Municipality
  • Archıtectural Team: M.Baris Yegena, OzgeOzkul
  • Total Constructıon Area: 33.309 m2
  • Date: February, 2017

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Eco Moyo Education Centre in Ezamoyo, Kenya by AHO

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Article source: AHO

Eco Moyo is an educational Community Based Organisation located in Ezamoyo in Kilifi county, Kenya, providing free Montessori based education to children from poor families. Eco Moyo have recently bought a 5 hectares site half an hour drive from Kilifi town center. The site has a house, and Eco Moyo is building the infrastructure necessary to make it usable as an education centre. During 2017 they built living accommodation for 20 pupils and the teaching staff so that they can move operations to the new site. The development plan for Eco Moyo Education Centre consists of two parts: The first is Eco Moyo Primary School which is modelled on Green School Principals and the Montessori Education Method, emphasis is on practical approaches to each subject together with ethics, ecology, training in individual thinking and communication skills. The second part is Eco Moyo Farm which will be based on Permaculture Principals for the cultivation of food crops, timber and animal husbandry. The goal is to meet the consumption needs of students and staff, while functioning as a demonstration site for locals and visitors. Eco Moyo have asked The Scarcity and Creativity Studio, AHO to design and build two classrooms on their new site.

Image Courtesy © AHO

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Economics and Business Faculty in Santiago, Chile by DUQUE MOTTA & AA

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Article source: DUQUE MOTTA & AA

The project is the result of the competition for the revision of the new Huechuraba Campus master plan, and the definition of the project for its first phase, the Economics and Business Faculty of the Diego Portales University.

The site is located at the foot of San Cristobal hill, sloping and slightly raised above the Huechuraba valley. With the location of the new campus, the Faculty seeks to build a strong link between its academic development and the professional reality, as it is at one of the most important business centers in the city.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

  • Architects: DUQUE MOTTA & AA (Rafael Hevia, Rodrigo Duque Motta, Gabriela Manzi)
  • Project: Economics and Business Faculty
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
  • Collaborator: Catalina Ventura – Martin Holmes
  • Project Management: Unidad Servicios Externos UDP
  • Structures: Luis Soler P. & Asociados
  • Landscape: Francisca Saelzer

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PACCAR Environmental Technology Building in Pullman, Washington by LMN Architects

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: LMN Architects

The $52.8 million PACCAR Environmental Technology Building at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington brings to life the vision of WSU’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture and the pursuit of interdisciplinary research related to sustainability concerns. The 96,000-square-foot project is a collaboration between designers LMN Architects and general contractor Skanska. The four-story building serves five of WSU’s long-standing research and development centers, all dedicated to tackling multi-faceted environmental issues through interdisciplinary collaboration. “What’s exciting about this project is how it sums up so much of what contemporary education is about—collaboration, exploration…a true interdisciplinary approach—the whole project is essentially one giant laboratory,” notes Mark Reddington, FAIA, Partner at LMN.

Image Courtesy © Ed LaCasse

  • Architects: LMN Architects
  • Project: PACCAR Environmental Technology Building
  • Location: Pullman, Washington, USA
  • Photography: Ed LaCasse
  • Contractor: Skanska

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Bendigo Library in Victoria, Australia by MGS Architects

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: MGS Architects 

Since its opening in 1984, Bendigo Library has proved both popular and successful, welcoming almost 500,000 users through its doors each year and providing membership services to 40,000 people.

Adjacent to the stately Bendigo Town Hall, and positioned at the gateway to the Hargreaves Mall shopping precinct, the building is ideally placed to embody the principles of access and communication, which are so important to a confident, caring community.

Image Courtesy © Latreille Delage Photography

  • Architects: MGS Architects
  • Project: Bendigo Library
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Latreille Delage Photography

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The Duplicated Edge in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan by KTX archiLAB

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Article source: KTX archiLAB 

Toshin Satellite Preparatory schools gained considerable place in the Japanese cram schools business despite being subject to a strong competition. This development is mostly due to the perpetual seeking of space renewal and services improvements

For its location in Kawanishi, the school needed new reception, consultation and conference spaces in order to be more attractive and provide better accessibility to both subscribed and prospective students.

From Entrance, Image Courtesy © Stirling Elmendorf

  • Architects: KTX archiLAB
  • Project: The Duplicated Edge
  • Location: Kawanishi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Stirling Elmendorf
  • Client: Matsuo Gakuin
  • Head Architect Designer: Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Area: 108sqm
  • Date of Completion: March 2017

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MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, Portugal by AL_A

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Article source: AL_A 

MAAT, the new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, is an outward-looking museum located on the banks of the Tagus in Belém, the district from where the Portuguese great explorers set off. Proposing a new relationship with the river and the wider world, the kunsthalle is a powerful yet sensitive and low-slung building that explores the convergence of contemporary art, architecture and technology.

The new building is the centrepiece of EDP Foundation’s masterplan for an art campus that includes the repurposed Central Tejo power station.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

  • Architects: AL_A
  • Project: MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: EDP Foundation, Francisco Nogueira, Hufton Crow and Piet Niemann
  • Client: Fundação EDP
  • Principal: Amanda Levete
  • Project Director: Maximiliano Arrocet
  • Team: Fernando Ruiz Barberan, Mirta Bilos, Alex Bulygin, Grace Chan, Sara Ortiz Cortijo, Alice Dietsch, Ciriaco Castro Diez, Yoo Jin Kim, Ilina Kroushovski, Michael Levy, Cristina Revilla Madrigal, Stanislaw Mlynski, Ho-Yin Ng, Giulio Pellizzon, Raffael Petrovic, Chloe Piper, Filippo Previtali, Arya Safavi, Maria Alvarez-Santullano, Joe Shepherd, Paula Vega, Konstantinos Zaverdinos

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National library of Lithuania in Vilnius by 2XJ Architects

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: 2XJ Architects

The new interior design for the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania was created in the context of the renovation of the building which was originally constructed in 1963.  Many elements including interior spaces, plan structure, interior elements and finishing materials are protected by strict heritage regulations. Therefore the interior spaces essentially were left intact, many interior elements and materials were restored or recreated. Many new functions were introduced within the existing spaces on the six floors of the building. New functional zones include few hundred working spaces for visitors, spaces for co-working, coffee shops, conference room, gallery, recording studio, cinema room, arts incubator, daycare centre and more. A lot of attention was dedicated to the aesthetic solutions highlighting the relation between “the old“ and “the new“. The aim was to make a clear distinction rather than moderating between the two. A modern homogeneous structure of black furniture and other interior elements was created, which forms a new identity for the library. The modular furniture system is minimalist in style, pretentious forms were avoided. Some of the elements were as large as 6 meter in height corresponding to the large scale of interior spaces.

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbačauskas

  • Architects: 2XJ Architects
  • Project: National library of Lithuania
  • Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Photography: Leonas Garbačauskas
  • Lead Architects: Jokūbas Jurgelis, Laimis Valančiūnas, Jurga Marcinauskaitė
  • Area: 6100m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Rivers International School in Arnhem, The Netherlands by LIAG architecten en bouwadviseurs

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: LIAG architecten en bouwadviseurs 

The new building for the Rivers International School Arnhem, designed by LIAG, is situated in Arnhem on the south side of the Rhine river, next to the Arnhem South railway station Schuytgraaf. The Arnhem region is situated within the Netherlands close to the German border in a rural area where housing and public facilities are readily accessible. The River’s population represents over 45 nationalities. The caring atmosphere helps all the students to feel at home.

Image Courtesy © Ben Vulkers

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