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Ilima Primary School in Congo by MASS Design GroupSubscription


Drawing on local materials and techniques, this school is a beacon for improving education in rural Congo


Aichi Sangyo University Educational Centre in Japan by Studio VelocitySubscription


‘Velocity’s extremely light touch is sensitive to the courtyard as a social space’


Sextet in the City: Vienna University's Starchitect CampusSubscription


With an array of starchitect buildings corralled like guests at a cocktail party, Vienna University recasts the idea and the identity of the modern campus


Machine for Life: Hostel and Crèche in Paris by Chartier Dalix and Avenier CornejoSubscription

By Andrew Ayers

Combining accommodation for young workers and immigrants in an edge condition in Paris, this apartment block goes beyond its basic brief to provide a civilising backdrop for daily life

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Paolo Didonè, Sergio de Gioia and Fabrizio Michielon's Pencil Box in Modena, ItalySubscription

By Tracey Nasrallah

This school located in Modena was built in 50 days after the catastrophic earthquake in Emilia-Romagna


Petar Bojović, Marko Petrović and Miloš Paunović's Kindergarten in Belgrade, SerbiaSubscription

A solid form responds to the fragmented nature of Bežanijska kosa


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


London Schools Part Two: Central St Martin's by Stanton WilliamsSubscription

By Will Hunter

At the centre of the vast King’s Cross regeneration project, the new home for Central St Martins is a bold gambit in an emerging urban landscape


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


School of Architecture, Umeå, Sweden, Henning Larsen Architects with White ArkitekterSubscription

By Oliver Lowenstein & Alicia Azuela

Despite its evident scenographic qualities, a new architecture school in Sweden’s high north lacks a fully expressive connection with its commendably holistic approach to pedagogy

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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

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1954 August: School at Hunstanton, Norfolk, by Alison and Peter SmithsonSubscription

By Philip Johnson

In his article, taken from the 1950s edition of Architectural Review, Philip Johnson analyses the influences of Mies van der Rohe on the work of Alison and Peter Smithson.

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