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High Tech High Chula Vista in Chula Vista, California by Studio E Architects

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Article source: Studio E Architects

High Tech High Chula Vista is a public charter school serving 550 students in grades 9 to 12 with an approach rooted in project-based learning. The school fosters student engagement by knowing students well, tapping into student experience and interests, and building a strong sense of community. Through internships and projects based in the community, students collaborate with adults on work with meaning that extends well beyond the school walls.

Image Courtesy Studio E Architects

  • Architects: Studio E Architects
  • Project: High Tech High Chula Vista
  • Location: 1945 Discovery Falls Drive, Chula Vista, California, USA
  • Project Owner: HTH Learning
  • Project Completion Date: March, 2009
  • Project Site: Previously Undeveloped Land
  • Project Type: Education – General
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Suburban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 44,395 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $11,543,800.00


Armadillo Crèche in Johannesburg, South Africa by Cornell University Sustainable Design

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Article source: Cornell University Sustainable Design

Armadillo Crèche is the design for an early childhood development (ECD) center in Johannesburg, South Africa. It accommodates 80 children and houses a teacher-training center. Standing on an elevated site, the ECD center is a beacon for education.

Image courtesy Cornell University Sustainable Design 

Nordahl Grieg High School in Bergen, Norway by LINK arkitektur

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Article source: LINK arkitektur

Link Arkitektur AS has a long tradition in designing school projects. The project Nordahl Grieg high school with its 14’000m2 is the result of a 1.prize in an EEA design competition in 2006. The school was completed in 2010. The main aim of Link Arkitektur AS is to design projects which maximize the quality of the situation and the community. To achieve this we amongst other things focus highly on environmental issues and universal access and use.

Image Courtesy Hundven-Clements Photography

  • Architects: LINK arkitektur
  • Project: Nordahl Grieg High School
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Client: Hordaland County Municipality, Norway
  • Size: 14 000 m2
  • Year: Completed in 2010


T-Nursery in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan by Uchida Architect Design Office

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Article source: Uchida Architect Design Office

One room (9m span) childcare room

The nursery school built in Dazaifu, a city located near Fukuoka city, had to be extended for two classes in order to increase the accommodation of children. Considering the nationwide decline of birthrates, the number of accommodating children may decrease in the near future. I decided to constitute this building as one room space (9m span) which does not have a pillar inside of building, which becomes very useful for conversions to various uses (playroom etc.).

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Kawano

  • Architects: Uchida Architect Design Office
  • Project: T-Nursery
  • Location: Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Kawano
  • Function: nursery school
  • Site area: 425 ㎡
  • Building area: 168 ㎡
  • Total Floor Area: 149 ㎡
  • Stories: 1
  • Structure (materials): wooden structure
  • Finish: (exterior) garvanized steal seat
  • Finish: (interior) oriented strand board
  • Completed date: may 2012
  • Client: Chikushi nursery school
  • Structural engineer: YS
  • Constructional engineer: Nagata kensetsu


Greensburg Schools / Kiowa County Schools in Kansas by BNIM

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: BNIM

Following the devastating tornado that destroyed its town and schools, Unified School District (USD) 422 chose a bold strategy to combine its schools into a single K–12 facility that would retain a distinct identity for each school function: elementary, middle and high school. The design utilizes a highly flexible, sustainable approach that constantly maintains a student-centered focus.The design reinforces this rural community’s sustainable comprehensive master plan by placing the school’s front door along Main Street.

Image Courtesy BNIM

  • Architects: BNIM
  • Project: Greensburg Schools/Kiowa County Schools
  • Location: Greensburg, Kansas, USA
  • Project Owner: Kiowa County USD 422
  • Project Completion Date: July, 2010
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Education – K-12 School
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Rural
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 132,000 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $45,200,000.00


Marin Country Day School in Corte Madera, California by EHDD

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Article source: EHDD

Marin Country Day School’s Strategic Plan aspires to make ecological literacy an integral part of its curriculum, and to reinforce the students’ sense of connection with nature on their very special site. Throughout the design process we worked to develop synergies between the physical campus and the school’s educational program that would allow students to creatively tackle real, local issues using all the tools at their disposal. The students participated in the design process, researched options, documented the construction, monitored results, and taught their parents about the buildings once they were complete.

Image Courtesy © Michael David Rose 

  • Architects: EHDD
  • Project: Marin Country Day School Learning Resource Center and Courtyard
  • Location: Corte Madera, California, USA
  • Photography: Josh Partee, Cesar Rubio & Michael David Rose
  • Project Owner: Marin Country Day School
  • Project Completion Date: March, 2010
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Education – K-12 School
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 33,740 square feet
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $12,520,279.00

New Cervelló School in Spain by BCQ Arquitectura

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Article source: BCQ Arquitectura

This is a friendly school that encourages domestic and family treatment among students and teachers. The horizontal and serene buildings sit naturally in the field. The building aspect of clean form reflects the clarity of their role: they are the platform for teaching.

Image courtesy BCQ arquitectura 

  • Architects: BCQ Arquitectura
  • Project: New Cervelló School
  • Location: Carrer Santa Anna 62.  Cervelló (Barcelona), Spain
  • Client: Department of Education, Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Contractor: FCC Construcción
  • Team: Toni Casamor, David Baena, Manel Peribáñez, Maria Taltavull
  • Collaborator architects: Jordi Sánchez, Gonzalo Martínez
  • Structural calculation: Eskubi-Turró Arquitectes
  • M&E Engineering: Avant Enginyers Consultors
  • Photos: BCQ (Jordi Sánchez)
  • Cost: 2,442,874€
  • Built area: 2,974 m2
  • Urban dev. area: 2,136 m2
  • Construction: Feb 2011- Dec 2012
  • Facade slats: DURMI
  • GRC Prefab. facade: PREINCO
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Sant Medir School Renovation and Expansion in Barcelona, Spain by Roure / de León arquitectos slp + Jesús Carrasco-Muñoz Prats

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Article source: Roure / de León arquitectos slp + Jesús Carrasco-Muñoz Prats

Sant Medir school renovation and expansion, in Barcelona, is situated in a not to much sunny block interior courtyard, surrounded by buildings of six to eleven floors. The actuation seeks to dignify what its existent, unifying it with the new construction, in order to create a unique building, appropriate to the current standards, and always being aware of the difficult proximity of the perimeter buildings.

Image Courtesy © Marc Capilla Llop 

  • Architects: Roure / de León arquitectos slp + Jesús Carrasco-Muñoz Prats
  • Project: Sant Medir School Renovation and Expansion
  • Location: Constitución 15. 08014 Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Marc Capilla Llop
  • Client: Fundació Escoles Parroquials / Arquebisbat Barcelona.
  • Team: Santiago de León Molina, Jesús Carrasco-Muñoz, Juan Carlos Roure Nuez, Francesca Monjo, Sandra Tischer, Joao Sobral
  • Quantity Surveyor: Juan Carlos Vilagrasa Miranda.
  • Structural Engineering: SMdU arquitectes.
  • Mechanical Engineering: CEIBE Serveis d´Enginyeria.
  • Construction Company: Construcciones Trade.
  • Year: Start, May 2012 / End, September 2012
  • Area: Renovation, 732 sqm. Expansion, 845 sqm. Outer space, 1.630 sqm.
  • Construction Bugged: 1.500.000 €

Escuela Infantil En Vereda De Estudiantes in Leganés, Madrid by Rueda Pizarro Arquitectos

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Article source: Rueda Pizarro Arquitectos

To think about a nursery school involves attending a complex duality of scales. And involves to create a space where live very different perceptions together: teachers and children who are developing their cognitive abilities. Therefore, few buildings have the capacity to be formative spaces.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Rueda Pizarro Arquitectos
  • Project: Escuela Infantil En Vereda De Estudiantes
  • Location: C/ Zamora, c/v Cuenca. Leganés, Madrid
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Contributors: Alberto Galindo, Juan Navarro, Pablo Sáez, Laura Montero, Miguel Chillerón
  • Technical Architect: Alfonso Prieto
  • Promoter: Ayuntamiento de Leganés
  • Construction: PEYBER
  • End of work: April 2012


De Jacobsvlinder School in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands by Paul de Vroom Architecten

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Article source: Paul de Vroom Architecten

De Jacobsvlinder (Cinnabar) School, previously known as the Prins Bernhard School, is a part of the restructuring of the Palenstein neighbourhood, a quarter of Zoetermeer near the centre, built in the nineteen-sixties. Architecturally, the new school building forms the link between the urbanity of the Nieuw-Schoutenhoek housing complex currently under construction, and the small-scale character of the existing village of detached houses that directly adjoins the location.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: Paul de Vroom Architecten
  • Project: De Jacobsvlinder School
  • Location: Zoetermeer, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Client: Proper Stok BV with Vidomes and the Municipality of the city Zoetermeer
  • Artist: Isao
  • Construction-Engineer: Zonneveld Ingenieurs
  • Installation-advisor: Schreuder
  • Planning :  2007 – commission, 2007-2011-design, 2011-2012-construction
  • Gross Floor Area: 1250m2
  • Exterior materials: Brick in polymetrical bond
  • Interior materials: Wood, ceramics, epoxy
  • Software used: Vectorworks


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