Articles tagged Institution


Smile-inspired lines guide patients through the Somriures dental clinic by Masquespacio

L’Alcudia, Spain – Masquespacio reinvents their quirky aesthetic for dental clinic Somriures with an expansive wooden sculpture that cleverly relates to the program.


Nina Mair simulates the tranquillity of a winter cabin in an airport terminal

Innsbruck, Austria – Nina Mair studio uses locally-sourced materials and hand-woven textiles to transform the Innsbruck airport lounge from sterile waiting room to cosy Alpine cabin.


Normann Copenhagen lets you relax in the rainbow before you fly above it

COPENHAGEN – Somewhere over the rainbow you’re on a flight departing from CPH. But before you do, the new airport lounge can let you relax in it first.


Archstudio makes minimalism playful for a children’s art centre

Beijing – Using irregular elliptical forms and warm wood, Archstudio creates an interactive and minimalist interior for Poly WeDo Children’s Art Education Centre.


MVRDV builds the library of the digital future

TIANJIN, China – MVRDV adds the Tianjin Binhai Public Library to its strong track record in mesmerizing architecture.

Town Hall by cepezed. Photo Lucas van der Wee & Gert-Jan Vlekke

The Town Hall by Cepezed is a greenhouse for all

NAALDWIJK – Known for its horticulture in greenhouses, the Westland in the Netherlands can welcome a new ‘greenhouse’ with Cepezed’s town hall.


Meet the Frame Awards jury for institutional spaces

PEOPLE – Winy Maas, Clive Wilkinson, and Corien Pompe are among our panel of judges for the Institutions category of the Spatial Awards.


dRMM builds a cancer care centre that's therapeutic in nature

OLDHAM, England – Built like a treehouse, constructed with cross-laminated hardwood, Maggie’s Oldham offers a community space that’s open-concept in more ways than one.


Betwin's animals-over-aesthetics design for veterinary clinic Oasis

SUWON, SOUTH KOREA – Designed by Korean studio Betwin, the veterinary surgical centre puts functionality first and prioritizes their VIPs: very important pets.

‘In the end, we are hoping that the combination of materials produces a character that is simultaneously comfortable yet institutional, utilitarian yet refined.’

Screen Play Design for Van Alen Institute by Collective-LOK

NEW YORK – Three American designers collaborate on a new space for the non-profit Van Alen Institute.

‘Keeping the coloured finishes to essentially two strengthens the main building forms and their presence to the campus.’

Burwood Highway Frontage Building at Deakin University by Woods Bagot

MELBOURNE – Woods Bagot’s new research facility for Melbourne’s Deakin University aspires to both monumental and academic prestige.

The yurts offer a panoramic, four-state view along with a cosy, terraced floor that may be raised into a lecture platform.

Skylodge by Skylab Architecture

UTAH – A community centre anticipates an entire mountain village for the entrepreneurial elite.