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Diego Portales University in Chile by Rafael Hevia, Rodrigo Duque Motta and Gabriela ManzSubscription

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Harking back to the glory days of Brutalism, a new campus revels in the possibilities of concrete

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Mulan Village School in China by Rural Urban FrameworkSubscription

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AR School Commended: RUF’s expansion of a school in a backwater in north Guangdong, makes it a focus for the rural community

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Aichi Sangyo University Educational Centre in Japan by Studio VelocitySubscription

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

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Helsinki University Library in Finland by Anttinen Oiva ArchitectsSubscription

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Enticing both town and gown, Helsinki Universityʼs new central library marries scholarliness with commerce, reflecting the changing character of academic institutions and the nature of public space

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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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Cut and Print: Emerson College, Los Angeles by MorphosisSubscription

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Drawing on the history and typology of its Hollywood milieu, Morphosis’s new media college abstracts and synthesises ideas about surface, space and social connectivity in an ambitiously scaled urban stage set

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

A solid form responds to the fragmented nature of Bežanijska kosa

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Rudanko + Kankkunen's Sra Pou Vocational School in CambodiaSubscription

Finland-based Rudanko + Kankkunen’s colourful school in Sra Pou village

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School in Tama, Tokto by Kengo KumaSubscription

By Yuki Sumner

In applying historic Japanese building techniques to contemporary projects, Kengo Kuma orchestrates a synthesis of modernity and tradition, but does this approach go beyond an aesthetic level?

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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

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Redevelopment of the Architectural Association by Wright & Wright in LondonSubscription

By Jeremy Melvin

Expanding for growth while still preserving Georgian and institutional heritage is the delicate balancing act achieved by the AA’s new masterplan

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‘Romania’s historic architecture school is in a state of flux’Subscription

By Matthew Barac

Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Romania

The mesh facade creates an interesting ornamental facade

Frence Twist: AAVP's Paris SchoolSubscription

By Andrew Ayers

Emblematic of wider transformation in the grim flatlands north of Paris, a new school rises from the ashes of a former industrial site in Saint-Denis

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Biodiversity Centre by Thomas Garcia Piriz, Loja, Southern SpainSubscription

Piriz commands Spanish soils with an irregular, dramatic insertion-seaming the landscape via an intrepid geometry