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Régis Roudil creates adobe nursery in grounds of Parisian palace

January 27, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

French practice Régis Roudil used adobe and timber to construct this nursery in the grounds of the historic Palais de l’Alma in Paris. Occupying the garden to the rear of the 19th-century national palace, formerly the stables of Napoleon III and now presidential offices, the 24-child nursery opens out onto a quiet urban garden surrounded by

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Natural materials form “seamless connection” between English woodland and nursery

January 23, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

Timber and rubber are among the natural materials used at this nursery in Stoke-on-Trent, which British practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has designed to echo an adjacent nature reserve. Named Woodlands Day Nursery and Forest School, the building is located in a former car park at Staffordshire University and provides childcare services for its students

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Natural materials form “seamless connection” between English woodland and nursery

January 23, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

Timber and rubber are among the natural materials used at this nursery in Stoke-on-Trent, which British practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has designed to echo an adjacent nature reserve. Named Woodlands Day Nursery and Forest School, the building is located in a former car park at Staffordshire University and provides childcare services for its students

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Stride Treglown completes site for the Deaf Academy in Exmouth

January 11, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

Architecture practice Stride Treglown worked closely with staff and students at the Deaf Academy to design a campus in Exmouth, UK, with spaces tailored to best suit the needs of deaf people. Occupying a site formerly used by Plymouth University, the project involved the construction of a new teaching building and the refurbishment of the

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MVRDV reveals plans for “stepped terraces of books” in Wuhan Library

January 10, 2023 James Parkes 0

Dutch architecture studio MVRDV has unveiled designs for a 140,000 square metre library in Wuhan, China, with a sweeping form that takes cues from the topography of its surroundings. Set to become one of China’s biggest libraries and a landmark for the central, Chinese city, the Wuhan Library will be located beside the Baofend Overpass

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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils modular tent classrooms for refugees

January 4, 2023 Ben Dreith 0

London studio Zaha Hadid Architects has created a series of tent-like classrooms for displaced communities, which were designed by the late Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher. One of the last structures designed by Hadid, the tents were created by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) in collaboration with non-profit Education Above All Foundation (EAA) as schools and health clinics for

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Andrés Jaque designs Reggio School “to become a multiverse”

January 3, 2023 Amy Frearson 0

Spanish architect Andrés Jaque’s Office for Political Innovation has completed a school near Madrid that aims to be as colourful and playful as a child’s imagination. Located in Encinar de los Reyes, on the northern outskirts of the Spanish capital, Reggio School is a six-storey building featuring cork walls, concrete arches, porthole windows and zigzagging

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KPMB Architects unveils “vertical campus” at Boston University

December 13, 2022 Ben Dreith 0

Canadian studio KPMB Architects has completed a campus building in Boston with a series of cantilevered volumes that is the largest “fossil-free building” in the city. KPMB Architects designed the Boston University Centre for Computing & Data Science to stand 305 feet tall (92 metres) on the Charles River. A series of volumes were stacked in

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People’s Architecture Office completes blue-toned makeover of Fuqiang school

November 28, 2022 Amy Frearson 0

Vivid shades of blue and turquoise characterise this school in Shenzhen, China, which has been overhauled by People’s Architecture Office to offer more creative forms of learning. Beijing-based People’s Architecture Office (PAO) has reorganised and extended Fuqiang Elementary School to expand the range of facilities and create more outdoor teaching spaces. The design, called Learning Terraces,

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro creates performing arts centre on Massachusetts campus

November 24, 2022 James Brillon 0

New York City-based Diller Scofidio + Renfro has completed the Prior Performing Arts Center for the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, which features an undulating facade of precast concrete and weathering steel panels. Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed the campus building as a cultural centre and the focal point for student life for the College

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