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Campus Park Skara in Sweden by AART Architects

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Article source: AART Architects

AART architects and Schonherr Landscape have won the competition for the new Campus Park Skara in Sweden, including a 10,000m2 school and a 49 acre green park.

Skara Municipality has appointed AART architects and Schonherr Landscape as the winning team to carry on the city’s proud school tradition by designing the new Campus Park Skara located in the heart of the city. The winning proposal consists of a 49 acre green park and a 10,000m2 lower secondary school and is characterized in that it integrates the architecture as an interactive learning element.

Campus Park Skara


Miami Beach City Center Redevelopment in Florida by Gehry Partners, LLP; Hines Interests Limited Partnership and West 8

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: Gehry Partners, LLP; Hines Interests Limited Partnership and West 8

Opened in January 2011, the 5.86-acre Miami Beach City Center Redevelopment project consists of New World Center, an innovative facility for music education and performance with state-of-the-art technical capabilities; Miami Beach Sound Scape, an adjacent 2.5-acre public park and event space; and a 556-space municipal parking structure.

Images Courtesy Robin Hill


Szamalk Educational Center in Budapest, Hungary by DOBAI János DLA

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Article source: DOBAI János DLA

We have already made designs for SZÁMALK before, such as the reconstruction of their 40-year-old headquarter. Among those plans, the 242 people capacity lecture hall of the center building at Etele Street was realized.

Night View (Images Courtesy BUJNOVSZKY Tamás)

  • Architect: DOBAI János DLA
  • Name of Project: Szamalk Educational Center
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Client: SZÁMALK-Holding Co., KENESSEY Andrásné
  • Photo: BUJNOVSZKY Tamás
  • Total floor area: 9.024,10 m2


Classroom of the Future in Australia by LAVA

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Article source: LAVA

LAVA`s school relocatable is a learning space for the future. The classroom for 21st century learning is sustainable, integrates with the landscape, connects with the school environment, and is suitable for prefabrication and mass customization. Relocatable’s are the decades old solution to changing demographics, remote community needs, and natural disasters. Unsightly, they are perceived as cheap and unpleasant spaces.

Image Courtesy LAVA

  • Architects: Laboratory for Visionary Architecture [LAVA]
  • Project: Classroom of the Future
  • Location: Australia
  • Date: 2011
  • Client: Future Proofing School
  • Status: Competition entry – commendation
  • Size: 60-180 sqm each
  • Partners: ARUP
  • Photography: LAVA


The School of Art and Design at The New York State College of Ceramics by ikon.5 architects

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Article source: ikon.5 architects

The McGee Art Pavilion is an expansion to the School of Art and Design at the New York State College of Ceramics in Alfred, New York. The Pavilion is designed as a large ceramic vessel for holding art and light. It is set on a plaza between two existing campus buildings on Academic Alley – the main pedestrian thoroughfare on the campus. Its ceramic façade, made of un-glazed terra cotta tubes, is a solar and rain screen. The unglazed terra cotta tubes that make up the screen are expressive of ceramic vessels and art objects being created inside the School of Art and Design.

Night View (Images Courtesy Brad Feinknopf)

  • Architect: ikon.5 architects
  • Name of Project: The School of Art and Design at The New York State College of Ceramics
  • Location: New York State College of Ceramics, New York
  • Images: © Brad Feinknopf
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Maier Hall in Port Angeles, Washington by Schacht Aslani Architects

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Article source: Schacht Aslani Architects

Maier Hall is a multidisciplinary center for arts, humanities and instructional support programs located at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. The building provides state-of-the-art instructional space for Math, English, Music and Fine Arts. It houses the College’s Learning Center and a 135-seat recital hall. Designed to create a place for students and faculty to engage in the College’s academic community, the facility serves the College’s mission of becoming a regional center for continuing and higher education.

Images Courtesy Doug Scott

  • Architect: Schacht Aslani Architects
  • Name of Project: Maier Hall
  • Location: Port Angeles, Washington
  • Year completed: 2011
  • Area: 62,950 sf
  • Photo credits: Doug Scott
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2010


Academy of Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, Israel by Chyutin Architects

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Article source: Chyutin Architects

The Polonsky Academy building is situated on the cliff facing south towards the Jerusalem Theater. Its northern side faces the Main Garden Court which will function as the heart of the campus in the new master plan. This court has two levels, with a one storey differential between them which makes it possible to create two entrances to the structure on different levels: main entrance near the Van Leer Institute and secondary entrance near the Council for Higher Education.

Front View

  • Architects: Chyutin Architects
  • Project: Academy of Advanced Studies
  • Location: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Designer: Bracha Chyutin, Michael Chyutin, Jacques Dahan, Ethel Rosenhek, Joseph Perez
  • Total Storeys: 4
  • Floor Area: 7300 sq. m.
  • Design / Completion Date: 2013


HCA Hub in Hereford, UK by Hewitt Studios LLP

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Article source: Hewitt Studios LLP

Hewitt Studios have just completed the HCA Hub building which forms a new front-end facility for the Hereford College of Arts.  The proposal delivers much-needed cafe, exhibition and admin space in a striking new volume. With a strong sustainability agenda, the structure is formed of glu-laminated and mass-timber and the space is naturally ventilated and day-lit. A reflective pool is used to both animate the space and mediate sunlight.

Exterior view (Images Courtesy Paul Younger)

  • Architect: Hewitt Studios LLP
  • Project Title: HCA Hub
  • Location: Hereford, UK
  • Client: Hereford College of Arts
  • Cost: £1.2m
  • All photos: Paul Younger
  • Software used: Microstation and Vectorworks to design/present the project


Istanbul DPEC in Istanbul, Turkey by Superunion Architects

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Article source: Superunion Architects

On a site almost without context because of its vast scale and open development plans, the Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre (DPEC) represents a new beginning for the Expo area adjacent to the Atatürk International Airport. Today, the area is a typical example of a generic, market driven development without a common goal. It consists of tall isolated buildings trying to express their individuality rather than performing as a coherent whole. The site is situated in a void between city and airport, where public space is nonexistent, isolated buildings are surrounded by their own private sea of parking.

Model ground spaces2

  • Architects: Superunion Architects
  • Project: Istanbul DPEC
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Status: International competition entry
  • Program: Disaster prevention and education center
  • Program size: 5 000m2
  • Site: 27 000m2
  • Client: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
  • Team: Johanne Borthne, Vilhelm Christensen, Pål Arnulf Trodahl, Bjørn Andreassen
  • Year: 2011


Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building in Orange County, California by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Article source: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca

Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building Achieve LEED Gold Certification

Built by McCarthy Building Companies and designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, the $73 million university project in Orange County utilizes a green roof and solar panels among other environmentally conscious features.

Soka University of America’s new Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building project, which opened in September 2011, recently received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The Soka Performing Arts Center, which is located on 1.9 acres of the Soka University campus in AlisoViejo, serves as a venue in South Orange County for concerts, theater productions, lectures and assemblies, furthering Soka University’s role as a cultural center and community gathering place.

Night View

  • Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca
  • Name of Project: Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building
  • Location: Orange County, California
  • Built by: McCarthy Building Companies
  • Sofwtare used: Autodesk Navisworks Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building project. BIM modeling review was utilized for the MEP systems and the structural steel frame for both buildings. This allowed the parties in various locations to “meet” to review the design layout and construction. At the early stages of the project, weekly on-line model review meetings were conducted between the owner, engineer, equipment suppliers, McCarthy and other key site contractors. During construction, specific on-line BIM conferences allowed the team to review any installation conflicts or issues and provide quick resolutions.


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