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Renovation And Extension Of The German School in Lisbon, Portugal by João Luís Carrilho da Graça (Designed using ArchiCAD)

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: João Luís Carrilho da Graça


When the German School of Lisbon was first built in 1961, architectural practice in Portugal was divided into Estado Novo architecture and a growing resistance to it, resulting from the 1st National Congress of Architecture in 1948, the creation of the Modern Architects Organization that same year, and the publication of the Popular Architecture Survey that took place between 1955 and 1961.

Night View (Images Courtesy fg+sg)

  • ARCHITECT: João Luís Carrilho da Graça
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Renovation And Extension Of The German School in Lisbon
  • LOCATION: Lisbon, Portugal
  • CLIENT: Escola Alemã de Lisboa
  • TEAMWORK: Francisco Freire, Paulo Costa, Joanna Malitski, Vera Schmidberger, Paula Miranda, Marcos Roque, Raquel Morais, Luis Cordeiro, Vanessa Pimenta, architect; Nuno Pinto, drawing.
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: AFA consultores de engenharia, Rodrigo Castro, engineer
  • PHOTO CREDIT: fg+sg and JLCG
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


Vittra Telefonplan in Stockholm, Sweden by Rosan Bosch

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: Rosan Bosch

How do you create a school without any walls? In the 30 schools of the Swedish free school organisation Vittra there are no classes or classrooms – instead, the students are taught in groups according to level based on the school’s pedagogical principles of ’the wateringhole’, ’the show-off’, ’the cave’, ’the campfire’ and ’the laboratory’ – didactic approaches that create different types of learning and teaching situations. In Vittra, they do not believe in regular classes and the school organisation’s vision is to create an everyday for the individual students where individual development, a living cultural work and challenging learning environments are most important.

The Lunch Club_ is both a place for working and eating (Images Courtesy Design RosanBosch and Photo Kim Wendt)

  • Architect: Rosan Bosch
  • Project Title: Vittra Telefonplan
  • Location: Hägersten, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Clients: Vittra A/B
  • Photographer: Kim Wendt
  • Software used: Autocad and Adobe Suite


Earthen School in Jar Maulwi, Pakistan by Ziegert Roswag Seiler Architekten Ingenieure

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Article source: Ziegert Roswag Seiler Architekten Ingenieure

SINGAPUR School and development organisation Tipu Sultan Merkez (TSM) was awarded Gold at the Holcim Award celebration for its work in Asia. The Holcim Awards for sustainable constructions are presented every three years by the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction. Three honourable mentions and three prizes are awarded in five regions, and the recipients are automatically nominated for the global award.

Mixing brickearth (Photo: Roswag Architekten)

  • Architects: Ziegert | Roswag | Seiler Architekten Ingenieure
  • Project: Earthen School Tipu Sultan Merkez
  • Location: Jar Maulwi, Pakistan
  • Contractor, project sponsor: Tipu Sultan Merkez (TSM)
  • Software used: VectorWorks. The Layout was done in Adobe InDesign.


The Court Of The Trees – New Primary School by Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Article source: Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Careful to address the delicate relations of cohabitation especially with the near cemetery, the architecture chooses the path of simplicity, rejecting any unnecessary formal presentation, and sets up in a relationship of dependence and exchange rather than assertion. The building, which is generated by the composition of elementary volumes made of exposed brick and white plaster, shows massive fronts to the streets; architectural language, deliberately discreet and essential, builds the old suggestion of a “defensive” construction for which a compact and seemingly impenetrable basement is in charge of contact with the urban land.

Exterior View


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


Secondary School Miranda de Ebro in Spain by Virai Arquitectos

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Article source: Virai Arquitectos

The project extends and completes an existing school building in Miranda de Ebro. The school is located in the outskirts of the city of Burgos, adopting the L-form inside a squared plot. The new proposal extends the continuity of the existing form. The overall project is therefore understood as a unity created in two parts. Continuity, versatility and communication are the key words of the proposal.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Jose Manuel Cutillas)

  • Architect: Virai Arquitectos
  • Name of Project: Secondary School Miranda de Ebro
  • Location: calle de Francia, Miranda de Ebro, Spain
  • Client: Consejeria de Educación de Castilla León
  • Quantity Surveyor: Jesús Armendáriz Recalde
  • Photographer: Jose Manuel Cutillas
  • Software used: Brick Cad and Sketchup


Budaörs Elementary School in Hungary by DOBAI János DLA

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Article source: DOBAI János DLA

In 2006, the Municipality of Budaörs city announced a national competition for the design of its new elementary school with 24 classrooms. Though our proposal won third prize, the contract eventually was given to our office. The competition demanded an extremely elaborate program on a narrow, triangular plot. Besides the 24 classrooms and the necessary field rooms, a fully fitted hot kitchen for the capacity of 500 people, the attached restaurant, a separable gymnasium including 2 basketball fields and changing rooms were to be allocated.

Image Courtesy BUJNOVSZKY Tamás, TARDOS Tibor

  • Architects: DOBAI János DLA
  • Project: Budaörs Elementary School
  • Location: Budaörs, Hungary
  • Architect collaborators: VIZDÁK Janka, Sz. HORVÁTH Ágnes
  • Interior designer: TARDOS Tibor, Tardos-Design GPs.
  • Building constructions: Dr. BECKER Gábor, ADECO Ltd.
  • Building structures: GECSÉNYI Róbert, Dinam Ltd.
  • Building services: GARANCSY András, Projekt stúdió 2. GPs.
  • Building energetics: RAJKAI Ferenc, Hungaroproject Ltd.


Playground Charlotte Sharman Primary School in Southwark, UK by de Matos Ryan

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Article source: de Matos Ryan

London-based practice de Matos Ryan has brightened up the playground at Charlotte Sharman Primary School in Southwark South London with a new play scheme designed to promote dramatic inquiry.

The scheme replaces an uninspiring grey tarmac playground and is centred around two new timber pavilions and climbing wall linked by a brightly coloured abstract landscape painted directly onto the tarmac.

Image Courtesy David Grandorge

  • Architects: de Matos Ryan
  • Project: Playground Charlotte Sharman Primary School
  • Location: Southwark, London UK
  • Value: £39,000
  • Client: Charlotte Sharman Primary School
  • Structural Engineer: Price & Myers
  • Building Contractor: Robert Grzybowski
  • Playground Safety Inspector: Morral Play Solutions
  • Photography: de Matos Ryan


Primary School and Kindergarten in Calvão, Portugal by CVDB Arquitectos

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Article source: CVDB Arquitectos

The school is organised in three parts. The central and most public area contains the main entrance, the library, gymnasium, refectory, activities and workshop areas, multi-purpose room, school administration and covered playground. These spaces are organised so that they can be used independently by the local community. The library is at the core of the school common areas, connecting the school entrance to the building and to the main playground.

Primary School and Kindergarten

  • Architects: CVDB Arquitectos
  • Project: Primary School and Kindergarten
  • Location: Calvão, Vagos, Portugal
  • Project data: International public competition – 1st prize, 2008
  • Client: Câmara Municipal de Vagos (Vagos Municipality)
  • Total Built area: 4 297 sq m (46 253 sq ft)
  • Construction cost: 2 154 338,00 Euros ($ 2 969 370 USD)
  • Design Team: Cristina Veríssimo, Diogo Burnay, João Falcão, Federico Lammers, Hugo Nascimento, Joana Barrelas
  • Landscape architecture: F&C Arquitectura Paisagista
  • Structure, foundations and  services: AFA Consult


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