Articles tagged Institution

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How do you upcycle a government building into a hip theatre? Leave it as is

Barcelona – The renovation of a government building in Barcelona, made by Flores and Prats, consisted in leaving untouched the existing walls and other materials.

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A new mosque in Australia shows Islamic architecture going beautifully brutalist

Sydney – The Australian mosque, designed by Candalepas Associates, uses angles and curves in concrete to choreograph light.

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Want to keep kids away from digital devices? Bring them to this Aussie playground

Sydney – Frost*collective and Pal Design Group cleverly used the neutral palette of the Scandinavian style for the Nubo playground in Sydney.

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In this Chicago hospital, a colour per floor stimulates different kinds of patients

Chicago – Designed by HDR, Gensler, Clive Wilkinson Architects and EGG Office, the Shirley and Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago uses the chromotherapy effectively.

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An Islamic cultural centre shows the younger face of the Muslim community in Europe

Odivelas, Portugal – In Portugal, Estudio Amatam delivered an unexpected proposal for an Islamic institution – at the request of a younger generation of Muslim European clients. 

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Brazil has a new gold rush – at a place meant to make you smile

Brasilia – At the Clínica L’Or by Um a Um Arquitetos, gold and white concrete provide a sense of luxury to a growingly photogenic type of space: the dental clinic. 

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What did it take to build Africa's first museum of contemporary art?

Cape Town – While transforming 42 concrete silos into Africa’s first museum of contemporary art, Heatherwick Studio added convex glazing to the original structure. 

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Can the right type of locker room design help sports teams perform better?

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada – Spectacle, a Calgary-based design studio, created an athletic space that strips away all visual distraction to help mentally prepare the Medicine Hat …

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A pharmacy in Berlin by Studio Aisslinger might be able to combat Doctor Google

Berlin – With the design of Apotheke in the German capital, Studio Aisslinger imagines the future pharmacy while humanizing technology.

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Books? Nah...this Canadian library has 3D printers, guitars and robot building kits instead

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada – The Toronto-based architectural studio RDHA turned an old post office into a cultural centre designated entirely for makerspaces.

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Four learning spaces in China nourish the future of young students – and of an American company

Shenzhen and Suzhou, China – Four new imaginative learning spaces in Shenzhen and Suzhou show Gymboree Play & Music is invested in developing its educational image.

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How to make refugee children feel they belong? It starts in the classroom – just look to this Tel Aviv school

Tel Aviv – Through colour and motif, the newly-renovated Hayarden School by Steinberg Fisher and Sarit Shani Hay creates a positive community for primary students.