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University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in New York by HOK

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Article source: HOK

After winning a global design ideas competition, HOK has been selected to design the new University at Buffalo (UB) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on its downtown campus. Competition finalists included Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and Cannon Design, Rafael Vinoly Architects with Foit-Albert Associates, and Grimshaw and Davis Brody Bond.

University at Buffalo School

  • Architects: HOK
  • Project: University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Client: University at Buffalo
  • Budget: $375 million
  • Project end date: 2016


Salzburg University of Applied Sciences in Kuchl, Austria by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

The extension to the Kuchl campus was completed as a modern timber construction in September 2009, being the first university building to conform to passive house standard. The building occupants were to engage in their activities at a university location that puts the academic focus of “Timber, design and sustainability” into practice. The school′s own building was to serve as a “best practice example” in Kuchl and benefit from the positive experiences of 400 students as spokespeople.

Image Courtesy Bruno Klomfar


Chapel at CREU-IL in Porto, Portugal by Nuno Valentim Arquitectura Lda

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Article source: Nuno Valentim Arquitectura Lda

The program consisted in the extension of a small chapel at a University Centre in Oporto. The twenty year old Centre was implanted at the end of a private garden. The existing chapel was too small for the number of students attending services and there was a wish to extend it to an area of 50m². The assumptions were as followed:

– reduced costs;
– open the space towards the garden;
– maximum comfort for users.

The main ideas flowed poetic and swiftly… Many references blended into this rare architectural work, with a theme that had always been of our interest.

Image Courtesy João Ferrand

  • Architects: Nuno Valentim Arquitectura Lda
  • Project: Chapel at CREU-IL, University Reunion Centre, Inácio de Loiola
  • Location: Rua Oliveira Monteiro, 562, Porto, Portugal
  • Architecture Design: Nuno Valentim, Frederico Eça
  • Sanctuary: Teresa Sarmento, Margarida Ramos
  • Client: Portuguese Province of the Society of Jesus
  • Project / Construction: 2000/ 2006
  • Area: 45 m2
  • Acoustics, thermal  behaviour, ventilation e ventilação natural: Professor Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
  • Structural Plan: João Miguel Bastos
  • Electrical/Heating plan: Rodrigues Gomes e Associados
  • Contractor: LAQ
  • Photography: João Ferrand


The Wohl Centre in Ramat-Gan, Israel by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

The Wohl Centre, a major expansion to the Bar-Ilan University Campus in Ramat-Gan, Israel, completed in 2005 is the central convention center for the university, utilized for university programs and special events. The 38,000-square-foot convention center stands on a critical crossroad in the campus and opens a dialogue between the university and its neighbors. As such, it is a gateway and beacon for the students, faculty, guests and the public.

Night View (Images Courtesy BitterBredt)

  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name of Project: The Wohl Centre
  • Location: Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • Building size: 38,000 sq.ft, 910 Seating
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete, Steel Structure with Laquered Aluminum Façade
  • Client: Bar-Ilan University Maurice Wohl Foundation
  • Image credit: BitterBredt, Studio Daniel Libeskind


London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre in UK by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

The 10,000 sq. ft. Graduate Student Centre for the London Metropolitan University is a building dedicated to the growing and diverse graduate population. Opened in March of 2004, the Centre serves not only as a facility to enhance the staff and student experience, but acts as a major gateway to the University on Holloway Road.

View from Holloway Road (Images Courtesy Bitterbredt)

  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name of Project: London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Building size: 10,000 sq.ft
  • Client: London Metropolitan University
  • Structural Engineer: Cadogan Tietz
  • Image credit: BitterBredt, SDL, Steve Blunt and Michele Nastasi


United (union) University Complex in Beijing,CHINA by OSO Studio LTD

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Article source: OSO Studio LTD

The campus of united (union) university is located at the northeast of Beijing’s 4’Th Ring road, near the centre axis of city. After the construction period across 1970’s – 2000’s and a merging with Beijing tourism college in 2010, the campus lead to open space’s sprawl and the buildings have totally difference.

Woodbury University Studio Building in Burbank, California by Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Article source: Rios Clementi Hale Studios

As the most visible building on the campus perimeter, the studio building mediates between the public view and private use of the campus. The south façade is a horizontal, large-scale gesture to passing motorists that curves and wraps around the building.  Varying patterns of concrete masonry units (CMU) compose this prominent wall.  The stacked blocks create a large-scale, changing pattern of subtle shadings as the sunlight moves across the south façade during the day.  Rios Clementi Hale Studios maintains continuity with the campus by using block colors and horizontal banding sympathetic to brick colors and patterning on existing buildings.  Functionally, the south façade filters sunlight and traffic sounds from the adjacent city streets and freeway.

Image Courtesy Tom Bonner

  • Architects: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
  • Project: Woodbury University Studio Building
  • Location: 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA
  • Size: 19,000 square feet; two stories
  • Photographer: Tom Bonner


UADM – Uppsala University in Sweden by 3XN

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Article source: 3XN

3XN wins architecture competition for university building in Uppsala, Sweden

The new university building unites the past and the future by extending the lines from the historical surroundings into an innovative structure pointing towards future study and work life

Uppsala University has more than 500 years’ of history and thus is one of Sweden’s most established institutions, complete with traditions and an esteemed regard.  At the same time, the University is known as a modern institution for world class research and higher education. Thus, the vision for the new University Building is to bridge the past and the future by creating synergy between location, expression and layout.


  • Architect: 3XN
  • Name of Project: UADM – Uppsala University
  • Location: Dag Hammerskjölds Väg, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Client: Akademiska Hus and University of Uppsala
  • Size: 13.000 m2
  • 3XN team: Kim Herforth Nielsen, Jan Ammundsen, Christian Wamberg, Olaf Kunert, Tobias Gagner, Stig Vesterager Gothelf, Majbritt Lerche, Rasmus Hjortshøj, Eva Hviid-Nielsen


Library Technical University in Delft, Netherlands by Mecanoo Architecten

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Article source: Mecanoo Architecten


The library of Delft Technical University is the central library of the Netherlands, but also the technical library of the Netherlands, linked by the latest electronic devices to libraries all over the world. The university library not only offers space to books, it also offers space for knowledge and research. It is a meeting place where ideas are exchanged. The programme allows for a thousand study places. That means that warmth and light will be given to more than three thousand students per day.

Image Courtesy Christian Richters

  • Architects: Mecanoo Architecten
  • Project: Library Technical University
  • Location: Delft, Netherlands
  • Design 1993-1995
  • Execution 1996-1998
  • Client ING Real Estate, Den Haag; Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Structural engineer ABT b.v., Delft/Velp
  • Photography: Christian Richters


University College Ostfold Halden in Halden, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Architects (Designed using MicroStation)

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Architects

The key notion of the architectural strategy is the location’s natural features and the use of a limited material palette. The project is situated in an old “culturscape” and special attention is paid to integrate it into its surroundings. The design is based on simple geometrical prisms, lines and slabs composed into a complex lay-out of rooms and functions. Critical functions and lines of communication are emphasized and the building expresses a balance of functional efficiency and open perspectives.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Reiulf Ramstad Architects)

  • Architect: Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Oslo Norway
  • Name of Project: University College Ostfold Halden
  • Location: Remmen in Halden, Norway
  • Program: University College
  • Client: Statsbygg, Norwegian Public Construction and Property Management
  • Photographs: Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Oslo Norway, Kim Müller, Norway
  • Software used: MicroStation


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