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As our world becomes more and more technology oriented, educational processes need to reflect new ways of learning and new outcomes. And that also requires a different approach to educational buildings – from pre-schools through to advanced research facilities



Green new = good news
New Zealand Government announced that any new building developed for government office accommodation is required to be measured for a NABERSNZ rating, with a target rating of four stars. NZGBC chief e...
Crowned in concrete
Striving for architectural excellence is one thing, learning your craft within a great example of architectural excellence is quite another. Cue the graceful yet raw, concrete-and-glass addition to th...
DNA-inspired design – the shape of things to come?
The form of the two towers in the Steven Holl Architects' design of the headquarters for genome machine intelligence company iCarbonX in Shenzhen was appropriately inspired by a study of genes and DN...
The new Emporium Hotel
The WOW factor of this luxury boutique hotel is the foyer, with the sweeping staircase in bent glass and the void balustrade area, creating the feeling of light and space yet ensuring all the features...
The Dow Planetarium
The chosen design of the Montreal Planetarium had an astronomical theme and the exterior of the Dome resembled Saturn surrounded by its rings. 
The Doubletree Hilton in Perth
What do warm chocolate chip cookies and Glasshapes Bent Tempered glass have in common? They both featured in the Doubletree by Hilton in Perth.
The Tiffany & Co. store in Sydney
Well renowned jewellery giant, Tiffany & Co. recently unveiled their Sydney flagship store, situated within Sydney’s luxury shopping precinct at 175 Pitt Street.
Rolls Royce Showroom in Houston
Special attention to detail, saw the architecture team at Gensler, design a custom grand staircase, spiralling up from the ground to the second floor, to grace the Rolls Royce showroom, which is locat...
The Suffolk County Community College in New York
The free standing circular staircase of the recently opened Learning Resource Center at the Suffolk County Community College serves as a central access and focal point within the building. 


Pod cast
500 optic dendrites protrude from aLL's new Neuron Pod at Will Alsop's RIBA award-winning Blizard Building. But what exactly is it? Watch ... and all is revealed.

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