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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


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


School Floating in the Sky in Sangkhlaburi, Thailand by Kochi University of TechnologySubscription

AR_EA Highly Commended: Catering for orphans and children of refugees, earthbound domes support a lightweight steel structure


Nursery School in Japan by Takahashi IppeiSubscription

The result of a collaboration between Takahashi Ippei and the local community, this school doubles as a new garden and social space for the town

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Reid Bulding, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow by Steven HollSubscription

By Richard Weston

Despite trenchant criticism, Steven Holl’s Reid Building emerges as an open armature for creative encounter at the Glasgow School of Art


Business School, State University of New York by Perkins + WillSubscription

By Jeremy Melvin

Adding to a 1960’s campus in upstate New York, this new building acts as an incubator for ideas about how business education is evolving


Two schools of thought: Brooks + Scarpa and Ehrlich Architects in LASubscription

By Michael Webb

A pair of new schools in Los Angeles bring fresh architectural and pedagogical thinking to an overloaded educational system


London Schools Part Three: London Metropolitan by ARUSubscription

By Will Hunter

In this new art and architecture building, each floor has been conceived as a mini-city in which neighbourly contact between the different disciplines is gently fostered

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Blue Steel: MOCA by Farshid Moussavi in Cleveland, Ohio

By Raymund Ryan

Crystalline form and shimmering materiality combine in Farshid Moussavi’s stunning new Museum of Contemporary Art for Cleveland, Ohio


I Mosaici School, Herman Hertzberger in RomeSubscription

By Deborah Saunt

Roman Type: Lying low in a Roman suburb, Herman Hertzberger’s I Mosaici school offers a flexible new alternative to traditionalist Italian pedagogy

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TQ Schools: I Mosaici School by Herman HertzbergerSubscription

By Christian Kuhn

An interplay between inside, outside and varying elevations creates a malleable school by Hertzberger

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Two London Schools: Cottrell and Vermeulen, Agents of Change comparedSubscription

By Cany Ash and Robert Sakula

In stitching together disparate school campuses, these two additions reinterpret a London idiom to reaffirm the facade’s urban significance and the lost art of ornament

At the opening ceremony, snipers patrol the site from the roof of the double-height library. Photograph by Giovanna Silva

Compund Solution: A New School For AfghanistanSubscription

By Jonathan Glancey

Sicilian journalist Maria Grazia Cutuli was killed while reporting in Afghanistan. Now, her brother, an architect, has created a school to her memory and a new message of hope for the country’s future generation

The timber decks of the ring Around a tree school become an extraordinary and lively ‘stage’ for young children to clamber around fearlessly at break-time

Cadet Branch: Tezuka Architects' Offshoot for a Tokyo SchoolSubscription

Embracing an ancient Japanese zelkova, the Ring Around a Tree School is a stimulating enclave for learning and play which formally picks up on the practice’s earlier work for the same client