The texture of the brick gives the surface of the building a three-dimensional look, while a gap space planted as a garden maintains indoor comfort: Lins Arquitetos uses simple but effective solutions in a gym with a bold identity for the Unileão campus in northeastern Brazil.
A school without traditional lessons and without teachers is every student’s dream! Architecture firm SuperLimão designed spaces dedicated to a new concept of learning for Escola 42 in Saõ Paulo, Brazil. Escola 42 is a French institution, an IT school that trains computer programmers using a collaborative teaching method, where students follow non-traditional study plans and are free to choose their curriculum.
With the Jean Louis Trintignant Sports Hall in Uzès in the Gard department in southern France, the team from the French firm NBJ Architectes have developed community architecture that complements the existing environment and ensures the ideal conditions for playing sports.
Two recent projects by GCA Architects reveal how all the Catalonian studio’s projects, independently of their scale and function, are characterised by the same simple, minimal style and holistic, multidisciplinary approach to architecture with a strong focus on technology and environment.
AOR Architects is a young Finnish studio founded by Erkko Aarti, Arto Ollila and Mikki Ristola and they have just completed their first major project: the Jätkäsaari School in Helsinki. The project is an architectural interpretation of the new Finnish core curriculum and is the only European work to be shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Academy Dorfman Award.
Architect Adolfo Natalini has died in Florence at the age of 78. A pioneer of radical architecture, one of the most important avant-garde movements of the sixties and seventies, he founded Superstudio with Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, who died in 2019. Natalini worked on prestigious projects all over the world, including the expansion of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence and Novoli university campus.
Milan’s Humanitas University Campus, an institution for the study of medicine and surgery, nursing and physiotherapy, has been completed. The Mario Luzzatto Student House residences are designed in the style of the other buildings on the campus, by architect Filippo Taidelli of FTA.
The gymnasium at Blaise Pascal High School in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, designed by Koffi & Diabaté Architectes, founded by Guillaume Koffi and Issa Diabaté, won the award for the best sports building built at the 2018 World Architecture Festival.
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