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Ahmedabad University by vir mueller architects5

Vir.mueller’s IET in IndiaSubscription

By Kamu Iyer

A timeless quad and colonnade are the highlights of Ahmedabad University’s new building

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Fostering growth: Hakusui Nursery by Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop in JapanSubscription

By Ken Tadashi Oshima

AR_EA 2015 Commended


Kumon School by Takashi Yonezawa, Kyoto, JapanSubscription

Yonezawa’s school design crafts an energetic narrative for learning in Kyoto, offering a new tone for educational design protocol in Japan

The Long Room Hub by McCullough Mulvin Architects, Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Hub by McCullough Mulvin Architects, Dublin, IrelandSubscription

By Catherine Slessor

The Long Room Hub is a tall, oblong casket of pierced stone that takes its place within the centuries old precincts of Trinity College Dublin. Photography by Christian Richters

The school is divided into 10 individual classrooms, orientated to maximise solar gain. The complex is rooted in its site and has an intimate, campus-like spirit

Ecological Demonstration Primary School by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Maosi, Gansu Province, ChinaSubscription

By Catherine Slessor

The Chinese University of Hong Kong create a template for how to built cheap environmentally efficient schools in remote areas of China. Photography by Mu Jun

The building is an enigmatic white bar in the remote landscape

Garducho Biological Centre by Ventura Trindade Arquitectos, Mourão, PortugalSubscription

By Catherine Slessor

An enigmatic white bar hovering above the remote landscape contains a biological research centre and exhibition space. Photography by André Carvalho and José Manuel Silva


Farming Kindergarten in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia ArchitectsSubscription

A continuous green roof provides children with the experience of cultivating food at this low-tech Kindergarten in Vietnam


School of Shakira: Lomas del Peyé School, Cartagena, Colombia, by Giancarlo MazzantiSubscription

By Felipe Walter

Funded by the Colombian chanteuse’s charity, this school rises above the slum that surrounds it, catalysing social uplift and forming a new anchoring point in a marginalised community


Free Form: High School in Caneças by ARX, Portugal Subscription

By Luis Santiago Baptista

A remodelled school in Portugal expressively catalyses a more social learning environment


Lethbridge University: The Spaceship-like Prairie School Comes of AgeSubscription

By Hadani Ditmars

In the late 1960s, Arthur Erickson’s heroic campus for the University of Lethbridge in Alberta emerged from the coulées of the Canadian prairie. Assailed by insensitive additions of intervening decades, a new masterplan promises renewal


1962 October: Royal College of Art

As the Royal College of Art continues its campus expansion south of the Thames, the AR looks back to its original coverage of the groundbreaking Darwin Building on Kensington Gore


London Schools Part One: Royal College of Art by Haworth TompkinsSubscription

By Will Hunter

The first article in the London schools series, Will Hunter reports on the social and pedagogical agendas shaping the RCA’s latest changes


Swiss School in Grono by Raphael ZuberSubscription

By Steven Spier

Purist geometry and a sophisticated structure elevate this apparently modest project for a Swiss school into an expressive contemporary homage to Neo-Rationalism


Perkins+Will's University Campus in Luanda, AngolaSubscription

By Jeremy Melvin

Drawing on and updating precedents for designing in the tropics, this new university campus in Angola cultivates an architectural language that responds to place and climate