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Wagner Education Center at The Center for Wooden Boats in SEATTLE by OLSON KUNDIG ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Article source: OLSON KUNDIG ARCHITECTS

SEATTLE – Construction of the new $6.6 million Wagner Education Center at The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) is scheduled to begin this winter. Designed by award-winning Seattle architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects, the building harkens back to historic Northwest boatbuilding facilities while at the same time serves as a modern front door for the growing museum, Lake Union Park and the surrounding South Lake Union neighborhood. Kundig’s interest in creating shape-shifting structures will be evident in the Wagner Education Center, where large windows flank interior spaces and movable exterior panels shift up or down to allow for the control of natural light and open or close the building.

Image Courtesy © OLSON KUNDIG ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: OLSON KUNDIG ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Wagner Education Center at The Center for Wooden Boats
  • Location: SEATTLE, U.S.A
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit.

THE REVITALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE KAPPEL MONASTERY in Zürich, SWITZERLAND by Atelier Kempe Thill

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

Atelier Kempe Thill in collaboration with BBZ landscape architects has recently won the invited international competition for the revitalization / development of Kappel Monastery near Zürich / Switzerland, a protected historical monumental complex that today serves as a seminar hotel and educational centre of the protestant church of Zürich.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Kempe Thill

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: THE REVITALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE KAPPEL MONASTERY
  • Location: Zürich, SWITZERLAND
  • Client: Verein Kappelerhof
  • Landscape architect: BBZ Bern GmbH
  • Budget (2013): 14 Mio

FAI-FAH in Bangkok, Thailand by Spark

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Spark

Fai-Fah, which means “light energy”, is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme initiated in April 2010 by TMB Bank. The programme acts as a catalyst for change in Thai society through working with underprivileged children and teenagers in their community using the arts as a vehicle for self-development and creative thinking.

Fai-Fah lights up in the evening, Image Courtesy © Lin Ho

  • Architects: Spark
  • Project: FAI-FAH
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Lin Ho
  • Design Director: Stephen Pimbley
  • Team: Wenhui Lim, Mark Mancenido, Suchon Pongsopitsin
  • Client: TMB Bank Public Company Limited
  • Client Team: Paradai Theerathada, Sakchai Sriwatthanapitikul, Nopawan Saengteerakij, Thatchakorn Prutnoppadol, Mallika Uswachoke, Radomdej Taksana, Aree Vesvijak, Jumpol Kwangosen, Saranyoo Nantanawanit, Siriporn Lerdapirangsi
  • Fai-Fah Kids: Master Thanakan Namunmong, Chisanu Kiatsuranayon, Sirinart Naksombhob, Kamolthat Sutat Na Ayudhya
  • Local Architect: 365COOP Company Limited

Project Data

  • GFA (area above ground): 569 sqm
  • Project Completion: Quarter 1, 2012
  • Facilities: Event Space (Living Room), Gallery, Library, Art Studio, Dance Studio, Roof garden

CEU Kolding in Denmark by HOWE a/s

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Article source: HOWE a/s

CEU is a leading regional centre for business education in Kolding, Denmark. It involves 9,300 m2 with a supplementary student residence of 2,200 m2. CEU Kolding was completed in 2002 as a project of Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen A/S, Aarhus. The building stands as five squares with a quiet gravity, placed in the open field as an indication and underlining of the green, rolling countryside.

Image Courtesy HOWE a/s

  • Architects: HOWE a/s
  • Project: CEU Kolding
  • Location: Kolding, Denmark

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Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Center in Turkey by 10AM Architecture

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: 10AM Architecture

Symbols: The square represents the human nature; the triangle and the circle are forms of energy Pyramid – Heaven, Choice, Fire; Cub – Earth, Utility, Stability; Sphere – Sun, Infinity, Everlasting

Human behavior: Expresses emotions, experiences, fears, joys… Through all means of communication Influences; Relations; Activities

Image courtesy 10AM Architecture 

  • Architects: 10AM Architecture
  • Project: Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Center
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Footprint area: 543 sq.m
  • Total built-up area: 9446 sq.m
  • Dimensions of the building: 54/54/54 m

Baby Peque Kids – Baby Sensory in Barcelona, Spain

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Article source: Architectuur +

Baby Sensory is an award winning baby development class designed to support baby sensorial development and has been designed specifically for babies from birth. The baby development activities stimulate the senses and help babies develop. This is the first baby sensory® franchise facility that has been designed for its purpose. Natural sunlight and circulation have been used as guidelines to define the site plan providing many possibilities of use and enjoyment.

Image courtesy Architectuur +

  • Architects: Architectuur +
  • Team: Cristina Aquino and Judit Taberna
  • Project: Baby Peque Kids for Baby Sensory
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Owner: Baby Peque Kids
  • Project Completion Date: October, 2012
  • Project Type: Education – Early learning activities
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban / Interior design
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 172,94 square meter
  • Other Building Description: Renovation
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: 80,000.00 €
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Museum And Educational Center in Moscow, Russia by 3XN

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Article source: 3XN

The intent of the new Museum & Educational Centre (MEC) is to be a meaningful building beyond its iconic form.  Through both an internal and external architectural expression of flexibility, it recognizes that architecture shapes behavior.  In that regard, the new MEC is about connecting with people, while opening up the world of science, technology, innovation and Russia’s extraordinary achievements in these domains. As technology develops and we enter deeper into the 21st century, the convergence of Science and Art becomes even more relevant in our everyday interactions. Today’s society seeks ways that Science and Mathematics can be viewed as approachable disciplines, in order to understand the full potential of technology, and its applications in making our world a better place.  The new MEC will be a gateway to this world, challenging and evolving visitors’ perception of science and technology.

Image Courtesy 3XN

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Project: Museum And Educational Center
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Local Architect: Asadov Architectural Studio
  • Engineer: BuroHappold
  • Software used: Rhino is the primary software for designing this project. In addition architects used Grasshopper which allows generative/parametric 3D-models for Rhino. During the sketch phase Autodesk 3ds Max was also used.

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School of Mechanical Engineering in Beér Sheba, Israel by Baer, Shifman-Nathan Architects

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Article source: Baer, Shifman-Nathan Architects

The School of Mechanical Engineering occupies the south east section of the University of Be’er Sheba main campus. The various buildings of the School of Engineering are arranged according to the Master Plan of the campus to define a small independent cluster along the pedestrian axis that leads directly to the University Train Station.

Image Courtesy © Ilia Kruvorechko 

  • Architects: Baer, Shifman-Nathan Architects
  • Project: School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Project Credit: YBGSNA with Reznik Architects
  • Location: Beér Sheba, Israel
  • Photography: Ilia Kruvorechko
  • Area: 5,200 m2
  • Cost: $18,500,000
  • Client: Ben Gurion University
  • HVAC: HRVAC Engineers
  • Plumbing: A. Schwartz Ltd
  • Structural Engineer: S. Angel Ltd
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Fields Of Knowledge – Sustainable Education Campus in Ramat-Efal, Israel by ShaGa Studio + Auerbach Halevy Architects

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Article source: ShaGa Studio + Auerbach Halevy Architects

‘Fields of knowledge’ is a design collaboration of the dutch-based firm SHaGa Studio and Auerbach Halevy Architects for a new sustainable education campus in Ramat Efal, Israel. The design has been shortlisted from over 50 entries and been awarded the second prize in the recent Ramat Efal Education Campus Competition. Evoking the memories of old agriculture fields in Ramat Efal; The proposal for a new education campus integrates a series of linear ‘knowledge fields’ into a rich and varied learning experience, weaving together exteriors and interiors, the public and the community.

Image Courtesy ShaGa Studio + Auerbach Halevy Architects

  • Architects: ShaGa Studio + Auerbach Halevy Architects
  • Project: Fields Of Knowledge – Sustainable Education Campus
  • Location: Ramat-Efal, Israel
  • Design Team: ShaGa Studio, Gary Freedman, Shany Barath, Alexey Boev, Auerbach Halevy Architects with Ori Rittenberg (Rotem), Ori Halevy, Ori Rittenberg(Rotem), Eynav Nahoum, Noam Muskal

HUB 01 Mobile Housing Terminal in Courtrai, Belgiam by DMVA Architects

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Article source: DMVA Architects

Student Housing Of The Future

HUB 01 is a mobile housing terminal, commissioned by Katho, a catholic academy in Courtrai. It has been developed by dmvA and Office A3 and presented during the international Biennial ‘Interieur’.

The concept is based on three principles; ‘mobility’, ‘personalized student rooms’ and ‘educational design’. During the last year the students worked out this concept.

Image Courtesy Mick Couwenbergh

  • Architects: DMVA Architects
  • Project: HUB 01 Mobile Housing Terminal
  • Location: Courtrai, Belgiam
  • Design: dmvA, A3 ontwerpburo
  • Principal: vzw Katho, Katholieke Hogeschool Kortrijk
  • Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Emilie Dorekens, Sabine Rosseel (A3 office)
  • General Contractor: Lionel Steenlandt (steel and glass Hub), NMC (steel units), D-interieur / Provoost /AVC  (interior), Enfinity (solar), Denutte (Electricity), Vandewalle (HVAC), epdm (AEP), Kalitec / Vink (Polycarbonate)
  • Structural Engineer: Bvba Studiebureel Vansteelandt
  • Built Area: 225m2
  • Visuals: dmvA
  • Photography: Mick Couwenbergh
  • Concept: Educational Design

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