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‘CVDB Arquitectos’ Braamcamp Freire School improves a socially troubled district’Subscription

By Luís Santiago Baptista

Braamcamp Freire School in Lisbon by CVDB Arquitectos


Australian Islamic Centre: Glenn Murcutt's 'Magnum opus’Subscription

By Piers Taylor

Glenn Murcutt’s Australian Islamic Centre in Melbourne embraces a rich cultural context


Learning Process: Justus-von-Liebig School, Moers, Germany, by Peter HubnerSubscription

By Peter Blundell Jones

Participatory design lies at the heart of Peter Hübner’s practice, and in this new school in Germany it comes into its own as students and teachers collaborated with the architects to create a space of their own


Origami Lesson: Swimming Pool in Beaconsfield by Duggan Morris ArchitectsSubscription


Capped by a delicately folded timber roof, this new school swimming pool reflects the rigour and resourcefulness of its client and architect


Visual Arts Institutional Campus in Rohtak by Raj Rewal AssociatesSubscription

By Suparna Rajguru, Britt Eversole

Drawing deeply on historic and typological precedents, this suburban arts campus in northern India inculcates a rich and dynamic culture of encounter and exchange


Orkidstudio's School in ZambiaSubscription

Orkidstudio champion collaboration with local communities and crafts

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Makoko Floating School by NLE Architects, LagosSubscription

A floating school constructed from bamboo and timber gives a poor waterborne community in Lagos a social focus


The Gate of Creation: Tadao Ando's Design School in MexicoSubscription

By Emmanuel Petit

Tadao Ando uses the metaphor of ‘the gate’ to create a powerful symbol for this new art, design and architecture school but at some cost to the building’s pedagogical performance


M Building Housing, Stéphane Maupin, Paris, FranceSubscription

Highly Commended in the ar+d Awards for Emerging Architecture, The M Building manages sight-line constraints with panache, creating a village within the city


Recycled Brick School, Tongjiang, Jianxi, ChinaSubscription

By reusing bricks collected from the ruins of a previous school, the designers offer an example of true sustainability in a rapidly developing country

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2002 January: Sustainable School by Lucien Kroll (Caundry, France)Subscription

By Peter Blundell Jones

One of the most rigorous programmes ever devised ensured that this French school is environmentally appropriate in multiple ways. It has many lessons to teach.


TQ Schools: Orestad College by 3XN ArchitectsSubscription

By Christian Kuhn

The design of this Danish school is characterised by spatial flexibility and a large communual space for playing and learning. It was commissioned as a landmark for its neighbourhood


Plain SpeakingSubscription

By Steven Spier

Set on an Alpine floodplain, this new teaching workshop for Swiss construction students embodies an exemplary rigour and sobriety


2006 February: Pratt Institute Art School Extension, New York by Steven Holl ArchitectsSubscription

By Annette Lecuyer

This new insertion balances sensitivity to history with a formal a civic boldness