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Extension – Birchlen School in Dübendorf, Switzerland by Fischer Architekten AG

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Article source: Fischer Architekten AG

Competition, Dübendorf 2015; first place: By continuing the existing development pattern – four staggered elongated structures – the new building sharpens the differentiation of the outer space. It thereby enhances the existing ensemble character and gives rise to a series of sheltered schoolyards.

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

  • Architects: Fischer Architekten AG
  • Project: Extension – Birchlen School
  • Location: Dübendorf, Switzerland

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Educational – Elementary School in Zurich, Switzerland by Fischer Architekten AG

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Article source: Fischer Architekten AG

Kreuzbühl School, renovated and extended in summer 2015, is centrally located next to Stadelhofen railway station. The surrounding neighbourhood is characterised by the relinquishment of conventional blocks.

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

  • Architects: Fischer Architekten AG
  • Project: Educational – Elementary School
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland

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School Sobrosa in Paredes, Portugal by CNLL

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Article source: CNLL

This school was designed as a playful combination of modules that can be easily adapted to the variations of the terrain and the topography of the place. It develops the concept established in the modular schools project (CEM – Centros Escolares Modulares) and revisits the original objective where the movement, variation and formal complexity of the exterior contrast with the lin­earity of the interior planes that structure the function­al areas.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

  • Architects: CNLL
  • Project: School Sobrosa
  • Location: Sobrosa, Paredes, Portugal
  • Photography: Nelson Garrido
  • Software used: Revit, BIM methodology
  • Architecture’s Coordination: Nuno Lacerda Lopes
  • Architecture Colaborations: CNLL CNLL, Márcia Areal, Vanessa Tavares
  • 3D Simulations: CNLL
  • Model: CNLL (more…)

Kaohsiung American School Design Concept in Taiwan by MAYU architects+

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Article source: MAYU architects+

An international school strives to nurture its students to become world citizens through a community of teachers and classmates of various nationalities as well as diverse educational methods. The Kaohsiung American School (KAS), as such an entity, has thrived for more than twenty-five years by attracting talented teachers and students alike even though it has negotiated with limited physical presence because of relocations and use of older facilities. By leasing the former Victory Elementary Public School site from the Kaohsiung City government, KAS finally has a permanent home at the current site not far from the Lotus Pond, a famed tourist attraction. The new school built on this site is well thought out and curriculum based to better meet the needs of all students.

Image Courtesy © Guei-­Shiang  Ke

Image Courtesy © Guei-­Shiang Ke

  • Architects: MAYU architects+, Malone  Chang /  Yu-­‐lin  Chen
  • Project: Kaohsiung American School Design Concept
  • Location: Kaohsiung,  Taiwan
  • Photography: Guei-­‐Shiang  Ke
  • Client: Kaohsiung  American  School
  • Project Team: Malone Chang, Yu-­‐lin Chen (Architects), Jia-­‐yu Chen, Yu-­‐ling Liu, Miao-­‐ling Cheng, Shao-­‐yu Deng(SD/DD/CD), Ying-­‐zhang Huang, Waylon Lo,  Jia-­‐yu  Chen, Jen-­‐hoYan(CA)
  • Structural Engineer: Li-­‐Yen Wang Structural  Engineers  Associates
  • Program (Use): pre K-­‐12  classrooms,  auditorium,  library,  media  center,  lecture  hall,  offices   (more…)

Baltar School in Paredes, Portugal by CNLL

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Article source: CNLL

Located in the middle of a school and sports complex, this building differs from the other schools as it offers a wider programme, catering for primary and middle school children. This exposed concrete building with scattered windows is characterised by a simultaneous­ly sober and contemporary language. It has clear and objective lines, free from superfluous elements, where the careful relationship between solid and empty spac­es creates a pure composition and a symbiotic harmo­ny between the parts and the whole.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

  • Architects: CNLL
  • Project: Baltar School
  • Location: Baltar, Paredes, Portugal
  • Photography: Nelson Garrido
  • Software Used: Revit, BIM methodologhy
  • Architecture’s Coordination: Nuno Lacerda Lopes
  • Architecture Colaborations: CNLL CNLL, Márcia Areal, Vanessa Tavares, Natália Rocha, Nuna Castro, Hélder Lopes
  • Model: CNLL
  • Client: Câmara Municipal de Paredes (more…)

Y Ballet School in Tokushima, Japan by y+M design office Co.

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Article source: y+M design office Co.

We planned the classic ballet school in a quiet residential area in Tokushima city. Scale of the site is same as house. So we planned parking area for cars and bicycles outside and a few rooms for office and dressing inside of the 1st floor. At the whole of 2nd floor, we planned classic ballet studio as much as possibly widely.

Image Courtesy © Yohei Sasakura

Image Courtesy © Yohei Sasakura

  • Architects: y+M design office Co.
  • Project: Y Ballet School
  • Location: Tokushima, Japan
  • Photography: Yohei Sasakura, y+M design office Co.
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Use: Ballet School
  • Site Area:204.22㎡
  • Building Area:116.82㎡
  • Total Floor Area:191.86㎡
  • Structure:Steel Construction

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Tabuaço Municipal Swimming Pool in Portugal by Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, Lda

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Article source: Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, Lda

The building is located in an area of difficult geological, topographical and accessibility conditions. The choice of this location, near the city park, the outdoor swimming pools, the sports hall and schools, aims to create a center of educational activities capable of producing a momentum for the consolidation and upgrading of the urban environment of this part of the city. For the viability of the land, it was necessary to design a new route that by continuing the existing fabric, will fix part of the urban expansion around the existing core.

Image Courtesy © Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, Lda

Image Courtesy © Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, Lda

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Orientierungsschule Vouvry, Switzerland by Berrel Berrel Kräutler Architekten

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Article source: Berrel Berrel Kräutler Architekten

The Wallisian Alps rise in silhouette above the new Vouvry district school house, which lies on a flat plain between historic Vouvry village and the Rhone river. Larger-than-life commercial structures have long defined the character of settlements along the Rhone valley, and this new construction – which accommodates both classrooms and a sports arena under one roof – fits the mold perfectly.

Image Courtesy © Berrel Berrel Kräutler Architekten

Image Courtesy © Berrel Berrel Kräutler Architekten

  • Architects: Berrel Berrel Kräutler Architekten
  • Project: Orientierungsschule Vouvry
  • Location: Vouvry, Switzerland
  • Client: Grou pe ment régio nal du Haut- Lac du CO , CH – 1896 Vouvry
  • Competition / direct order: Competition 2008
  • Planning: 2008-2013
  • Realisation: 2011-2013
  • Project type: New
  • Use: School and Dreifachturnhalle

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Extension Of Orientation School in Kerzers, Switzerland by Morscher Architekten BSA SIA AG

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Article source:  Morscher  Architekten BSA SIA AG 

The school’s extension responds clearly and confidently to the large neighbouring buildings. A new entrance gives onto a spacious multi-storey hall. The group rooms are stacked one atop the other and can be read as simple boxes in the airspace, resulting in interesting sightlines. The administrative and special use rooms are located on both the lower level and ground floor, while the upper storeys hold the classrooms. The building is constructed of natural, robust materials that already have a lovely patina and are able to withstand a high degree of wear. The façade and some corridor areas are made of concrete. The classroom walls are lined with acoustic panels that double as bulletin boards. The ceiling has been left raw and can be used for heat storage. With this extension of the school’s classroom tract, a compact building has been created with short routes and an interesting central area suitable for a variety of uses.

Image Courtesy © Alexander Gempeler

Image Courtesy © Alexander Gempeler

  • Architects: Morscher Architekten BSA SIA AG 
  • Project: Extension Of Orientation School
  • Location: Kerzers, Switzerland
  • Photography: Alexander Gempeler
  • Structural Engineer: Emch + Berger AG
  • Electrical Engineer: Pro-Inel AG Freiburg
  • Building Physics: Grolimund & Partner AG
  • Service Engineer: Basler Hofmann AG Murten
  • Landscape Architect: Müller Wildbolz Partner GmbH
  • Construction Managment: Andreas Akeret Baumanagement GmbH
  • Client: Municipality Kerzers
  • Gross Floor Area: 3’318 m2 (new building) / 2’426 m2 (existing building)
  • Completion Date: 2013
  • Construction Cost: CHF 14’500’000
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Strawberry Vale Elementary School in Victoria, British Columbia by Patkau Architects

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Article source: Patkau Architects

Strawberry Vale School is a public school for students from kindergarten to grade seven. The site is in a semirural area on the outskirts of Victoria and immediately north of a Garry oak woodland, a rare and delicate ecosystem unique to the region. The design of the school is inspired by the environmental knowledge embedded in the vernacular language of rural buildings; like such buildings, the structure aspires to give architectural form to natural forces.

Image Courtesy © James Dow

Image Courtesy © James Dow

  • Architects: Patkau Architects
  • Project: Strawberry Vale Elementary School
  • Location: Victoria, British Columbia
  • Photography: James Dow
  • Structural: C.Y. Loh Associates
  • Mechanical: D.W. Thomson Consultants
  • Electrical: Reid Crowther & Partners
  • Specifications: Susan Morris Specifications
  • Quantity Surveyors: BTY Group
  • Acoustics: BKL Consultants (more…)
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