2020 Pritzker Prize. For the first time the Nobel equivalent for architecture goes to a team of two women: Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, co-founders of Grafton Architects.
Brick facades and Mashrabiya envelope the natural light filled interiors of the new Élancourt Music School by OPUS 5 Architectes in France.
Storatek Architectural Studio’s C building for Ayb Middle School features bare concrete volumes and an interior design with a low-key color-scheme.
Kids areas are often super colourful, but “the world of children is simple, and anything can be a playground at any time” and everywhere, beside bold colours. That’s why JJ Studio’s desaturated kindergarten is designed to allow pupils of a Montessori pre-school in Taiwan to promote their imagination and learn independently.
How can design learning make our future more humane? Titled A SCHOOL OF SCHOOLS, Istanbul Design Biennial 2018 explores the design process across 6 venues in Turkey’s cultural capital.
3D-printed models of internationally renown educational spaces populate ‘The School of Athens’ exhibition at the Greek Pavilion to create a stepped symposium for learning free space.
Chiangmai Life Architects completed the zero carbon footprint Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School in Thailand combining modern organic design with 21st century engineering.
Architecture studio SHAU completed the Microlibrary Bima to tackle illiteracy with a social-driven structure tuning with the local motto “books are the windows to the world’.
Grimshaw Architects’ expansion and renovation project for Duke University’s West Campus Union was designed starting from millennials’ lifestyle.
The Board of La Biennale di Venezia appointed Grafton Architects co-founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara as curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition that will inaugurate on the 26th of May 2018.
From Nigeria to Peru, from Thailand to Denmark, China and Brazil; six school projects at Venice Biennale show how architecture can battle contemporary challenges by providing a safe and creative environment for children.
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter develops kids’ ideas and wishes to design a volumetric and silvery-wrapped children centre in Copenhagen.
In Peru, architects, students and native communities build respectful school units in the Amazon frontier, one of the most endangered and neglected corners of the planet.
Lankry Architectes nests Parisian dance school in growing streetscape and envelopes it with metal triangular facets.
NLÉ studio protoyped and built a sustainable A-shaped watercraft structure for the Makoko floating community in Lagos, Nigeria. The project responds to the critical challenges posed by urbanization and climate change in Africa and foresees possible solutions to a new way for sustainable architecture.