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School of Music of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Portugal by João Luís Carrilho da Graça, architect

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Article source: João Luís Carrilho da Graça, architect

When I first started working on this project I happened to be visiting Eero Saarinen’s School of Music in Ann Harbor. Even though the building is interesting, it struck me as odd that no music could be heard in the passageways, not even in the common spaces. At about the same time I watched a documentary about the Music Conservatory in Santiago de Cuba, it was an old colonial house filled with people, joy and music. For this project, I wanted to push to the limits the possibility of acoustic excellence – and also the seclusion and soundproofing of every space, as well as convey the conviviality and extroversion particular to certain musical practices.

Exterior View

  • Architect: João Luís Carrilho da Graça, architect
  • Name of Project: School of Music of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Period: 2005-2008
  • Area: 16 900 m2
  • Cost: 12 500 000.00 €
  • Client: Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

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Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy (IHSCA) in Chicago, Illinois by JGMA

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Article source: JGMA

The Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy High School (IHSCA) is a charter high school founded by Instituto del Progreso Latino (IDPL) in 2008. This state-of-the-art facility opened in September 2011, and is heralded to pave the way for the next generation of doctors, nurses, informatics professionals and bio-technicians.

 

Exterior View (Images Courtesy JGMA)

  • Architect: JGMA
  • Name of Project: Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy (IHSCA)
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Completion Date: September 2011
  • Owner: Instituto del Progreso Latino (IPL)
  • Design Team: Juan Gabriel Moreno, Cosmin Vrajitoru, Jason Nuttelman, John Rausch, David Ruffing, Linda Chavez, Michael Cady
  • Design Builder: McShane Construction
  • Project Area: 100,000 sf
  • Photographs and Drawings: Courtesy of JGMA

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Issam Fares Institute in Beirut, Lebanon by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Created as a nexus for academic study, research and policy making, our design finds harmony between natural and imposed landscapes – producing a building that emerges fluidly from its surrounds. A building that flows upwards, which is both open and spacious despite the constricted space it occupies.

The Issam Fares Institute (IFI) for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut serves students and academics while also providing a powerful nexus for local, regional and international researchers, thinkers and policy makers.

Rendering

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Issam Fares Institute
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Saleem Abdel Jalil
  • Project Team: Graham Modlen, Human Talebi, Brandon Buck, Miya Ushida

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Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World in Providence, Rhode Island by Anmahian Winton Architects

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Anmahian Winton Architects

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World completely reinvents Rhode Island Hall, a historic Greek Revival building at the center of the Brown University campus. It is an endowed institute, serving the Brown community with teaching, research, fieldwork, and classroom studies for both graduates and undergraduates.

Image Courtesy Peter Vanderwarker

  • Architects: Anmahian Winton Architects
  • Project: Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
  • Location: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Owner: Brown University
  • Engineer: RDK Engineers; Richmond So Engineering; GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.
  • General Contractor: Shawmut Design & Construction
  • Landscape: Hines Wasser & Associates
  • Lighting: LAM Partners, Inc.
  • Photography: Peter Vanderwarker
  • Software used: Vectorworks and FormZ

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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