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Children’s Institute in Los Angeles, California by Koning Eizenberg Architecture

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Koning Eizenberg Architecture

The adaptive reuse of three industrial buildings created the headquarters for a non-profit organization that assists children and families exposed to violence.

Image Courtesy Eric Staudenmaier

  • Architects: Koning Eizenberg Architecture
  • Project: Children’s Institute
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Owner: Children’s Institute, Inc.
  • Engineers: John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.; KPFF Consulting Engineers; Alliance Engineering Group, Inc.; Unison Electric
  • Environmental Graphics: Newsom Design
  • General Contractor: Swinerton
  • Lighting: Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
  • Photography: Eric Staudenmaier


Carlsbad High School in San Diego, California by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Article source: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Carlsbad High School students returned from their holiday break last week to find 11 brand new education buildings and a central plaza awaiting them.  Located at 3557 Lancer Way in Carlsbad, Calif., the $47 million classroom complex was constructed by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the nation’s leading education facility builders, on behalf of the Carlsbad Unified School District.


Carlsbad High School


borg + nms deutsch-wagram in Deutsch-wagram, Austria by franz zt gmbh

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Article source: franz zt gmbh

One (school) for all

Central and still removed from the heavy traffic of the federal highway one can find the most important public institutions of Deutsch-Wagram lined up along a footpath: city administration, kindergarten, primary and secondary schools. In order to enable school education up to university entrance qualification, the municipal council decided the erection of an upper secondary school with focus on natural sciences and mathematics (“Realgymnasium”). At the same time, the existing secondary school (“Hauptschule”) needed to be expanded. A common institution for both types of school promised to yield valuable synergies. Spatial proximity to the other educational institutions seemed logical, but the available property with park and landscape pond was a valuable area used by kindergarten and elementary school during recess. Moreover, it was not without problems with regard to structural engineering for a large-volume building task.


Images Courtesy Lisa rastl

  • Architect: franz zt gmbh
  • Project name: borg + nms deutsch-wagram
  • Location: Deutsch-wagram, Austria
  • Function: School
  • Client / building owner land niederösterreich immobilienverwaltungs-gesmbh
  • Pictures: Lisa rastl
  • Copyright: franz zt gmbh


Navitas Park Engineering College & Science Park in Port of Aarhus, Denmark by C. F. Møller Architects

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

The proposal for Navitas Park, which will house the Aarhus School of Engineering, the Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering and a new science park focusing on energy and sustainability, takes its cue from its prominent situation on the waterfront in Aarhus.

Night view

  • Architects: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Navitas Park Engineering College & Science Park
  • Location: Port of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Client: Engineering College of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering, Incuba Science Park, and Aarhus Municipality
  • Size: 35,000 m2
  • Landscape: MetoposAps
  • Contractor: NCC
  • Engineer: COWI
  • Collaborators: Innovation Lab, The Danish School of Education (DPU)
  • Prizes: 2. prize in competition, 2010


United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC by Safdie Architects

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Article source: Safdie Architects

Located at the corner of 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC, the United States Institute of Peace Headquarters occupies the northwest corner of the National Mall, in sight of the Lincoln Memorial. As the organization’s first permanent home, the Institute’s headquarters are specifically designed to support the critical mission of international conflict management, and include administrative offices, research facilities including a library and an archive, a conference center, and an interactive educational center dedicated to the theme of peacemaking.

  • Architect: Safdie Architects
  • Name of Project: United States Institute of Peace
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Client: United States Institute of Peace
  • Public Opening: September 2011
  • Total Area: 150,000 square feet
  • Total Cost: US $186 million


Florida Hospital / Burnham Institute in Orlando, Florida by Flad Architects (designed using AutoCAD and Revit)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: Flad Architects

Studies by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) show a dramatic increase in obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease across the United States. These have become a national crisis that requires ongoing and immediate attention.

The Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes (TRI) facility will focus on the study of diabetes, obesity, and the metabolic origins of cardiovascular disease – bridging the gap between the research lab and the patient’s bedside and allowing for scientific discoveries and treatments to be developed more quickly and on a more personalized level.

Night rendering

  • Architects: Flad Architects
  • Project: Florida Hospital / Burnham Institute Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Flad Role: Full architectural services
  • Size: 54,000 square feet
  • Completion: 2011 est.
  • Software used: Renderings were created with Sketchup and Podium. Final documents were done in Revit.


Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Henning Larsen Architects

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will expand with a new building that is to house facilities for the Institute of Diplomatic Studies and Consular Affairs Department. The new building comprises among others a large auditorium, lecture halls, library, classrooms, a large hall for visa applicants and office space. The building accommodates a number of shared facilities e.g. a cafeteria and prayer rooms.

Institute of Diplomatic Studies

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Project: Institute of Diplomatic Studies
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia
  • Gross floor area: 46,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2010 – 2013
  • Type of assignment: Commision
  • Partners: Buro Happold and Geoffrey Barnett Associates


Doggers Corner in Den Helder, The Netherlands by LEVS architecten

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Article source: LEVS architecten

Doggers Corner lies near Den Helder in the North of Holland. It is placed in the landscape like a fortress. A paradoxical task: a closed juvenile institute with maximum security in combination with an environment where 144 juvenile residents between the ages of 12 and 18 can receive optimal treatment. The open and relaxed design of the Federal Institute for Youths (RIJ) makes for a privileged environment inside the protection and limitations of a wall.

Bird Eye View (Images Courtesy Allard van der Hoek, René de Wit, Snowwhite, LEVS architecten)

  • Architect: LEVS architecten
  • Name of Project: Doggers Corner
  • Location: Den Helder, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Allard van der Hoek, René de Wit, Snowwhite, LEVS architecten


The Van-Leer Institute in Jerusalem, Israel by Chyutin Architects

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Article source: Chyutin Architects

The Van-Leer Institute

The Polonsky Academy of Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences

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

  • Architect: Chyutin Architects
  • Name of Project: The Van-Leer Institute
  • 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


Icelandic Institute of Natural History in Gardabaer by ARKÍS Architects

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Article source: ARKÍS Architects

The Institute

The Institute of Natural History is a public institution, carrying out diverse research and monitoring of nature. Research is especially focused on botany, ecology, taxonomy geology and zoology. The new building for the Icelandic Institute of Natural History houses research facilities and offices for 50 scientists and other employees. Furthermore, the building houses the Institute’s research specimen collections and scientific library.

View of building from the north (Image Courtesy Vigfus Birgisson)

  • Architects: ARKÍS Architects
  • Project: Icelandic Institute of Natural History
  • Location: Gardabaer, Iceland
  • Completion: October 2010
  • Site area: 5.199 m2
  • Gross floor area: 3.515 m2
  • Software used: Autodesk autocad and architectural desktop


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