Archive for the ‘University Building’ Category
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Article source: Badia Berger Architectes
SITE | the articulation of the building with its environment
The site, situated on the campus of the University of Versailles, falls within the historical district of the Château de Versailles which imposes, amongst many constraints, minimal building heights. The campus itself is a historical domain having been the property of the car manufacturing family Panhard. In the nineteen sixties, buildings on campus were built around the « historical centre », constituted by the Panhard pavilion and its gardens. Devoid of any particular character, these structures do not impart a strong identity to the campus.
Image Courtesy © David Boureau
- Architects: Badia Berger Architectes
- Project: The University Of Versailles Science Library
- Location: Versailles, France
- Photography: David Boureau
- Software used: Drawn using Autocad and modeled with sketchup
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Article source: Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures
In an objective of sobriety and obviousness, this building of 20 meters large associates three antinomics functions, (teaching, sporting room, car park) which overlap by strata and maintain their autonomy to gather into a coherent whole.
A work on permeability and successives spaces dig the matter, filte the light and open this “monolith” on the garden and the city.
Image Courtesy Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures
- Architects: Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre Architectures
- Project: Diderot University – M6A1 Building
- Location: Paris, France
- Program: Unity of formation and research in mathematics: 1988 students, 820 teachers-researchers, research library, amphitheater, sports complex(gymnasium and sports room), housing, basement parking.
- THPE: 2005 (-20%)
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Article source: Blauraum Architects
HAMBURG, GERMANY – In the Bergedorf district, the Laser Zentrum Nord (North Laser Center) pioneers the future of the German steel-construction industry. Here, students and faculty of the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg can explore how laser-technology can be used for cheaper and more accurate construction and welding techniques. Accordingly, the Laser Zentrum Nord itself rises from the ground in long, straight, laser-beam-like lines.
Image Courtesy © Martin Schlüter
- Architects: Blauraum Architects
- Project: North Laser Center
- Location: Hamburg, Germany
- Photography: Martin Schlüter
- Client: North Laser Center GmbH
- Date of completion: 02.2012
- Area: 4.700 m²
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Article source: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
The aim of the new campus is to help consolidate the activities at one of Denmark’s largest educational institutions. Covering approximately 27,000 square metres, the complex will bring together the many specialist disciplines under one roof and create links and cohesion across disciplines. The vision is to create a flexible, dynamic, cross-disciplinary study environment where students, lecturers and visitors can meet, knowledge can be shared, and ideas can come into being. A central plaza located in the midst of the four wings of the building will act as a meeting place for approximately 2,000 students who will be spending their days on campus in the future. Above the plaza, the building will open up towards the sky and draw the daylight in, while balconies and terraces will define the atrium beneath the expansive light from above.
Image Courtesy Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
- Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
- Project: VIA University College
- Location:Aarhus, Denmark
- Client: VIA University College
- Area: 26,724 m² total area
- Construction sum: € 45 million excl. VAT
- Competition: 2008, 1st prize in design and build competition
- Status: Construction period 2009 – 2011
- Engineer: Moe & Brødsgaard A/S
- Landscape architect: schmidt hammer lassen architects
- Interior design: shldesign
- Turnkey contractor: E. Pihl & Søn A/S
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Article source: Rafael Vinoly Architects
Rafael Vinoly Architects is proud to announce that the University South Carolina celebrated the â€œTopping Outâ€ of the new building for the Darla Moore School of Business in a ceremony today held at the construction site. The Darla Moore School of Business, globally renowned for its international business program, has until now been housed in a 1970s-era building located near the universityâ€™s historic Horseshoe, site of the original campus established in 1801. The new buildingâ€”designed by Rafael ViÃ±oly Architects and commissioned by alumna and namesake Darla Moore through a $70 million donationâ€”will provide an environment well suited to answer the challenges of a 21st century business school.
Image Courtesy Rafael Vinoly Architects
- Architects: Rafael Vinoly Architects
- Project: Darla Moore School of Business, University
- Location: Columbia, South Carolina
- Software used: Rhino and Autocad
Sunday, January 27th, 2013
Article source: C.F. Møller Architects
The design of the new student housing for the University of Southern Denmark in Odense is based on a strong community spirit. The 250 student residences are located in three interconnected 14-storey buildings. This means that the residence has no front or back, but appears attractive from a 360-degree perspective. The building’s distinctive shape will make it easily recognizable on the campus, and clearly advertises its distinct residential content.
Image Courtesy C.F. Møller
- Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
- Project: Student Housing University of Southern Denmark
- Location: Odense, Denmark
Saturday, January 12th, 2013
Article source: WRNS Studio
The Welch Road Translational Research Campus reflects the new vision for the Stanford University School of Medicine to transform the Welch Road properties from a parcel-zoned, suburban land-use to a more integrated, pedestrian-focused campus. The campus is composed of two buildings: The Jill and John Freidenrich Translational Research Center (pictured here) and the CJ Huang Asian Liver Center and Academic Medical Office Building.
Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte / WRNS Studio
- Architects: WRNS Studio
- Project: Stanford University School of Medicine
- Location: Stanford, California, USA
- Photography: Bruce Damonte, Tim Maloney
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
Article source: Marshall Moya Design
Marshall Moya Design in association with Cannon Design worked together to create the new UDC Student Center, with an expected completion in the Fall of 2013. This project incorporates a new ground-floor restaurant, meeting spaces, fitness center, and ballroom, all addressing specific needs of the student community. This blend of public and intimate spaces helps to create a haven for these college students, and cater to community needs. The design provides collaborative spaces that will foster and cultivate student relationships and develop school identity. The building will achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum status, which recognizes designs in buildings that incorporate sustainable green initiatives.
Image Courtesy Marshall Moya Design
- Architects: Marshall Moya Design
- Project: University of District of Columbia Student Center
- Location: Washington, DC
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Article source: Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya
Halfway between the park and the city, the new building brings together several colleges and aims to make possible the transition between the natural and the urban. On the one hand, it can be discovered between the trees as a small fragmented piece allowing an easy integration with the surrounding park. But, on the other hand, it is able to offer a more compact urban façade that binds with the urban topography reaching the usual height of the city.
Image Courtesy Pedro Pegenaute
- Architects: Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya
- Project: URV
- Location: Avinguda Remolins. Tortosa, Catalunya, Spain
- Developer: Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)
- Authors: Pere Joan Ravetllat, Carme Ribas, Josep Ferrando
- Architects: Olga Schmid, Aida Español, Tania Oramas, Marc Nadal, Ferran Laguna, Roman Ortega
- Structural Engineers: NB35
- M&E Engineers: JG Ingenieros
- Technical Architects: Toledo-Villarreal A.T.
- Site surveyors: Josep Codinas, Xavier Josa (Valeri Consultors)
- Enterprise executor: Construccions PAI, S.A
- Project ending: February 2008
- Construction ending: July 2011
- Surface: 9.835,80 m²
- Budget: 7.942.752,93€(PEM)
- Photographer: Pedro Pegenaute
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Article source: Charles Rose Architects Inc.
Sited near the campus entrance, the admissions center is one of the first buildings that visitors see when entering Brandeis. First impressions were important to our clients when we began talks about design. Several questions became the basis of our work: How might the building accommodate large numbers of people and still feel intimate? How could the architecture impress—but not overwhelm—prospective students?
Image Courtesy John Linden
- Architects: Charles Rose Architects Inc.
- Project: Admissions Center, Brandeis University
- Location: Waltham, MA USA
- Commissioned by: Brandeis University
- Scope: 24,000 SF gateway building; offers official welcome to prospective students; three waiting areas; 100-seat presentation room; administration offices.
- Materials: Limestone; bush-hammered concrete; exposed aggregate concrete; stainless steel; aluminum windows; artisan plaster; acoustical plaster; American sycamore paneling.
- Completed: 2009
- Cost: $11,500,000
- Photo Credits: John Linden and Peter Vanderwarker
- Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand LLC
- Civil Engineer: Nitsch Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineer: McPhail Associates, Inc.
- Structural Engineer: RSE Associates, Inc.
- Lighting Consultant: PHT Lighting Design Inc.
- Acoustical & IT Consultant: Acentech Inc.
- Code Consultant: R.W. Sullivan Engineering