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NFB Nursery in Nara, Japan by HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Article source: HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

Nara province where the site located has 8 world heritage architectures. So this city has a lot of history. On the other side, the site is located at the center of the industrial residence in Yamatokoriyama city. Surrounding is a special sight with simple and no color factories.  This project is to reform an old kindergarten at that site.

Image Courtesy © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

Image Courtesy © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

  • Architects: HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro
  • Project: NFB Nursery
  • Location: Nara, Japan
  • Photography: Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue
  • Site area: 3238 m2
  • Building area: 871 m2
  • Surface area: 1193 m2

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Voss High School in Norway by Nordic — Office of Architecture

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Nordic — Office of Architecture

The new vocational high school at Voss (Norway) designed by Nordic — Office of Architecture and AART architects combines theory and practice in an inspiring learning environment bathed in light with spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

The new vocational high school at Voss opened this autumn and caters for around 400 students and 100 staff. The Norwegian-Danish team behind several prominent education buildings in Scandinavia took inspiration from the surrounding environment, creating an interpretation of the traditional Norwegian barn common to the area. A composition of “barns” surrounding a series of “farmyards” provides the framework for various educational and social activities. The architects strive to stimulate the students by drawing nature and daylight into the school buildings through the generous glazing and timber cladding both inside and out.

Image Courtesy © Thorbjørn Hanse

Image Courtesy © Thorbjørn Hanse

  • Architects: Nordic — Office of Architecture
  • Project: Voss High School
  • Location: Voss, Norway
  • Photography: Thorbjørn Hanse
  • Client: Hordalands Fylkeskommune
  • Contractor: Hent
  • Landscape: Bjørbekk & Lindheim
  • Engineers: Norconsult Sweco
  • Cost: 280 mill. NOK
  • Area: 11.500 m²
  • Time Frame: 2013 — 2016

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Absam Primary School in Austria by Schenker Salvi Weber

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Schenker Salvi Weber

All moved in! The extension of the primary school in the Tyrolean municipality of Absam was completed in September 2016. After one-and-a-half years of construction, kids are now frolicking around in the two-story kindergarten. The first sport classes are already taking place in the triple gymnasium, and sweet sounds are floating down from the new music school under the roof of the historic primary school building.

There wasn’t much space for the new building in the 7000-person community of Absam, the “village of the Olympians” in the Hall-Wattens region, just 20 minutes by car from Innsbruck. So the architects Schenker Salvi Weber – the only ones among the 20 competition participants – decided to situate the sports hall underground and, for structural reasons, build the two-story kindergarten atop in a lightweight wood frame construction.

View of schoolyard with primary school and kindergarten, Image Courtesy © Bengt Stiller

View of schoolyard with primary school and kindergarten, Image Courtesy © Bengt Stiller

  • Architects: Schenker Salvi Weber
  • Project: Absam Primary School
  • Location: Absam, Austria
  • Photography: Bengt Stiller
  • Client:
    • Municipality of Absam
    • Immobilien GesmbH & Co KG
  • Team: Bettina Doser, Sophie Gerg, Teresa de Miguel, Thomas Morgner, Hans Reumann, Barbara Roller, Tiago Santana, Michael Salvi, Andres Schenker, Verena Theil, Tina Tobisch, Katalin Tóth, Rowena Ullrich, Thomas Weber
  • Commission type: EU-wide invited competition, general planning
  • Energy efficiency: Passive house standard
  • Structural engineer: wood construction. Merz Kley Partner
  • Structural engineer: reinforced concrete / geotechnics. ZSZ Ingenieure ZT GesmbH
  • Building physics: IBO – Austrian Institute for Healthy and Ecological Building
  • Construction management and costs: Die Bauleiter
  • Building technology: Moser + Partner Ingenieurbüro

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French School in Lomé, Togo by Segond-Guyon Architectes

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Segond-Guyon Architectes

The project includes the construction of an elementary school and the extension of a kindergarten. The aim is to build a contextual architecture, fully merged in its environment.

Pavilion architecture that smoothly fits its surrounding vegetation by limiting the footprint and preserving the existing trees. Moreover, there is no physical barrier thus allowing the view to embrace the entire site. The volumes are made of compressed earth block (CEB), and are covered with light metallic roofs.

Image Courtesy © Segond Guyon Architectes

Image Courtesy © Segond Guyon Architectes

  • Architects: Segond-Guyon Architectes
  • Project: French School in Lomé – TOGO
  • Location: Avenue Sarakawa – Lomé, Togo
  • Local Architect: GE Architectes & Partenaires
  • Engineer: BETEB
  • Contractor: CENTRO SA
  • Area: 2 950 m²
  • Competition year: 2014
  • Delivery year: 2016

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The French International School of Beijing in China by Jacques Ferrier Architecture with Sensual City Studio

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Jacques Ferrier Architecture 

The French School of Beijing, designed by Jacques Ferrier Architecture and Sensual City Studio, has been imagined as a built landscape. It is being developed on a site in the “Orchard” neighbourhood, which takes its name from the old orchards which, until recently, were a defining feature of this stretch of land alongside the road to the airport. Since then, the development of high-end residential blocks and international schools has introduced a new urban character with collections of low rise buildings alongside generous green spaces.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Jacques Ferrier Architecture with Sensual City Studio (Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti)
  • Project: The French International School of Beijing
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: The Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE, Paris) with the French International School of Beijing (LFIP)
  • Architect in charge of the project: Aurélien Pasquier
  • Landscaper: Michel Hoessler, Agence TER
  • Project Manager: Design Institute CAG
  • Surface area: 19,000 m² Net Floor Area
  • Winning project: June 2009
  • Delivery: May 2016

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BOR1 – School Complex in Bordeaux, France by JOLY&LOIRET

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Article source: JOLY&LOIRET 

One school per floor, one playground per level: outside spaces accessed directly from their relative interior spaces; 3 ‘ground’-floors. A metaphor for the world, nature, ecosystems; the sky, the forest, the earth.

The creche occupies the ‘climatic’ layer: façades reflecting the sky, clouds and the ‘protective’ tree canopy.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: JOLY&LOIRET
  • Project: BOR1 – School Complex
  • Location: Ginko, Bordeaux, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Client: VILLE DE BORDEAUX
  • Design Team: ALTO MEP AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT, EVP STRUCTURAL ENGINEER, FORGUE QUANTITY SURVEYOR, URBATEC CIVIL ENGINEER, VIVIE ACOUSTIC CONSULTANT, BATISS SECURITY
  • Assignment: ARCHITECTS AND SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT SPECIALISTS
  • Environmental Performance: SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS PERFORMANCE
  • Value: 11 M€ HT
  • Area: 5200 M² SHON
  • Date: COMPETITION WON 2009 – COMPLETION DUE 2012

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Arts building for The American school in London, England by Walters & Cohen Architects

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Article source: Walters & Cohen Architects

In 2011, the practice won an invited competition to design a new arts building for the well-established independent school in St John’s Wood. Taking its cue from the mass and footprint of the listed, semi-detached villas on the site adjacent, the four-storey building is designed to resemble a single large property. The complexity of the project is heightened by its location on a prominent corner plot in the St John’s Wood conservation area, where proposed developments attract a lot of attention.

Image Courtesy © Dennis Gilbert

Image Courtesy © Dennis Gilbert

  • Architects: Walters & Cohen Architects
  • Project: Arts building for The American school
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Dennis Gilbert and Marcus Peel

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Extension Of The Lully-Vauban School Group Creation Of Dance Studios And Music Rooms in Versailles, France by JOLY&LOIRET

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Article source: JOLY&LOIRET

The project is located at the heart of a city block in a school playground. The new volume extends an existing school building up the slope of the passageway that leads onto the site, and settles itself onto the playground’s sloping surface.

Image Courtesy © SCHNEPP RENOU

Image Courtesy © SCHNEPP RENOU

  • Architects: JOLY&LOIRET
  • Project: Extension Of The Lully-Vauban School Group Creation Of Dance Studios And Music Rooms
  • Location: Versailles, France
  • Photography: SCHNEPP RENOU
  • Client: C.A of Versailles GRAND PARC
  • Design Team: Joly & Loiret (architectes mandataires) + LANDSCAPE + HQE , OCTE Engineer, Vincent Hédont Acoustic
  • Contractors: SNRB
  • Value: 2,3 ME HT
  • Area: 787 m² shon + renovations 300 m²
  • Date: 2016

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Amirá in Queretaro, Mexico by ARCHETONIC

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: ARCHETONIC 

AMIRÁ occupies a prime location in the City of Queretaro, and overlooks it from the heights of the Diamante neighborhood. The distant surroundings are a visual complement to those nearby. The vantage point played an essential role in the design process and evokes a reciprocal relationship between the architecture and the city. The project footprint and volumetric solution encompass each residence and many amenities feature unobstructed views of the city.

Image Courtesy © CG Veron

Image Courtesy © CG Veron

  • Architects: ARCHETONIC (Jacobo Micha Mizrahi + Jaime Micha Balas)
  • Project: Amirá
  • Location: Queretaro, Mexico
  • Renders: CG Veron
  • Design team: Gustavo O´Farrill Ferro., Rodrigo Muñoz García, Alfredo Monterde Alarcón, Diego Castro Ramírez, Ricardo Martínez Mathey, Roberto Galván Contreras, Marisol Merino Reyes, Aldo Moreno Gamboa
  • Structure: Montes de Oca, JOF
  • Engineering: ETRA, INRASA, CYVSA, Aníbal Gurría, Mitsubishi
  • Area: 54,713 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Amani in Puebla, Mexico by ARCHETONIC

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: ARCHETONIC 

Amani enjoys a privileged location within one of the new developments in the city of Puebla: Lomas de Angelópolis Cascatta. One of the characteristics of this development is that it incorporates a range of services including banks, schools, stores, and green spaces.

Image Courtesy © Bloom Renders

Image Courtesy © Bloom Renders

  • Architects: ARCHETONIC (Jacobo Micha Mizrahi + Jaime Micha Balas)
  • Project: Amani
  • Location: Puebla, Mexico
  • Renders: Bloom Renders
  • Design team: Jorge Pineda Flores, Miriam Leal Ordoñez, Alejandro Rico Molina, Marco A. Miranda Segura, José A. Chong.
  • Strucuture: Montes de Oca, Ingenieros Consultores S.C
  • Area: 54,561 m2
  • Year: 2016

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