The revolution in the Finnish educational system has affected its architecture, as in Saunalahti School in Espoo, designed by Verstas Architects, where the educational spaces extend outside the building to improve the quality of life in the city around them.
In Kim Yam Road, in the heart of Singapore, Park+Associates designed its own offices in a renovated 1960s school building. The architects' intention was to create a building that would break with all the conventional ideas about what a workspace is like.
Paul Cocksedge designed a staircase as a space for socialisation and relaxation in the Ampersand offices in London: a liveable spiral twelve metres high where the creative artists and designers working in the building constructed by Resolution Property can take a break.
An art centre and a library designed by ZAO/standardarchitecture in a converted hutong in Beijing. Micro-Yuan’er is the name of the project ZAO/standardarchitecture implemented in the Cha'er Hutong, without betraying its historic architecture.
El Equipo Mazzanti (Giancarlo Mazzanti and Carlos Medellín) talk about architecture as a tool for social change. El Equipo Mazzanti sees architecture in Colombia as a scenario for promoting inclusion in society.
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