Curious Minds

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Seeing this photos of MUMA Architects' community center in Cambridge, England, via today's Dezeen Daily...

[Photo: Alan Williams]

...I couldn't help think of this photo of Antoine Predock's Ventana Vista Elementary School in Tucson, Arizona:

[Photo: Timothy Hursley (I think)]

Uniting the two are the small, low apertures that enable children to peer through them, instances captured by both photographers. With that, I decided to look around for similar images, finding the ones below. My point here is that it behooves architects designing early education buildings to cater apertures to curious minds, not just furniture and fixtures. These examples show that many architects are already doing just that.

New Building for Nursery and Kindergarten in Zaldibar by Hiribarren-Gonzalez + Estudio Urgari:

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Bernard Tschumi Team Wins Competition for University Research Complex in Paris

5 hours 43 minutes ago
Courtesy of BTuA/BTA Courtesy of BTuA/BTA

Bernard Tschumi Architects has been awarded one of the largest university commissions in France, with the design and build of a €283 million ($350 million) state-of-the-art educations and research center at the Université Paris-Sud in Saclay, just south of the French capital. The “METRO Center” will form part of the biology, pharmacy and chemistry wing of the university, comprising six buildings connected by flying bridges, featuring teaching facilities, research labs, offices, restaurants, and logistics areas.

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BAROZZI / VEIGA

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SCHOOL OF MUSIC . BRUNICO BAROZZI / VEIGA . photos: © Simon Menges Located in Brunico, Italian South-Tirol, the Project consists of the extension of the music school, located in the historical villa Casa Ragen. The difficulty of the project laid on configuring an extension that allowed preserving the character of Brunico’s historical centre and … Continue reading BAROZZI / VEIGA
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Generali Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects

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Spotlight: William Pereira

7 hours 13 minutes ago
Geisel Library. Image © Darren Bradley Geisel Library. Image © Darren Bradley

Winner of the 1942 Acadamy Award for Best Special Effects, William Pereira (April 25, 1909 – November 13, 1985) also designed some of America's most iconic examples of futurist architecture, with his heavy stripped down functionalism becoming the symbol of many US institutions and cities. Working with his more prolific film-maker brother Hal Pereira, William Pereira's talent as an art director translated into a long and prestigious career creating striking and idiosyncratic buildings across the West Coast of America.

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'Re-Veil' Factory Regeneration / Superimpose Architecture

8 hours 43 minutes ago
© Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin
  • Architects: Superimpose Architecture
  • Location: Changzhi, Shanxi, China
  • Partners Superimpose: Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange, Ruben Bergambagt
  • Design Team: Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange, Ruben Bergambagt, Pablo Gonzalez, Huimin Xie, Xiaoyu Xu
  • Area: 6000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Marc Goodwin, Valentin Racko
© Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin

Saving Cultural Heritage

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Metrostudio

9 hours 33 minutes ago
Metrostudio originated from Salerno, Italy in 2000 and entered the China Market in 2005. We provide an integrated design service of planning, architecture, landscape and interior. In 2009, Shenzhen Metrostudio Landscape Design and Urban Planning Co., Ltd and Shenzhen Metrostudio Architecture Design Co., Ltd were successively established. We steadfastly promote the modern European design concept […]
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Miami's Brickell Flatiron Building Now Halfway Completed

9 hours 43 minutes ago
Courtesy of CMC Group Courtesy of CMC Group

Miami's Brickell neighborhood has seen a boom of skyscrapers in recent years, dubbing it a “mini-Manhattan." Soon, Miami will really be able to stake this claim with its own version of Daniel Burnham's famous Flatiron Building. Located in the Financial district, the 64 story Brickell Flatiron luxury condominium tower has just reached the halfway mark of construction, with one floor to be constructed per week until completion. 

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Deptford Market Yard – A New Heart for Deptford | London, United Kingdom | Farrer Huxley Associates

10 hours 43 minutes ago

When Cathedral Group’s (U+I) MD Richard Upton became aware that an opportunity to make a significant impact in Deptford, London came up he jumped at it. This was his manor, where he was brought up and he was determined to do whatever he could to contribute and improve it. 

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Will Open-Source, Technological Solutions Ever Lead to the Dream of Universal Affordable Housing?

10 hours 43 minutes ago
Visualization. Courtesy of SPACE10 Visualization. Courtesy of SPACE10

The dream of universal affordable housing has been an idea tried and tested by architects throughout history. From the wacky Dymaxion House by Buckminster Fuller, an imagining of how we would live in the future, to mail-order houses able to be assembled like IKEA furniture, many proposals have tackled the challenge of creating affordable housing or dwellings which could be replicated no matter the time and place. However, although their use of techniques such as pre-fabrication and cheap materials seemed, in theory, to be able to solve pressing issues of homelessness and the global housing crisis, time and time again these proposals have simply failed to take off. But why?

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House Plans Under 100 Square Meters: 30 Useful Examples

11 hours 43 minutes ago
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The challenge of designing a house with a tight budget and space constraints, together with the essential duty of responding correctly to the requirements of the user, is sometimes one of the most challenging and motivating tasks an architect can face. How can you take advantage of space most effectively? How can you avoid wasted material? How do you anticipate the possible future expansion of the house? And how do you develop a simple design that also delivers value to its inhabitants?

To help you in this process, we scoured our projects archives to select 30 houses that provide interesting architectural solutions despite measuring less than 100 square meters.

70 Square Meters / ≈ 750 Square Foot

Casa Lampa / abarca+palma

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