Tag : Schools
The prime minister has announced he wants to ‘re-open society’ and release schoolchildren and those unable to work remotely from their enforced Covid-19 lockdown. How will design play a part in allowing a phased return for employees and pupils, and what are the longer-term implications?
Walters & Cohen reflect on 25 years in practiceSubscription
Catherine Slessor visits the office of Walters & Cohen Architects, which recently celebrated its 25th birthday
Bell Phillips Architects has revealed designs for the extension of a grammar school in Kent
The retrofit of a derelict Brutalist giant has a carbon footprint significantly smaller than its demolish-and-build-anew equivalent, writes Rob Wilson. Photography Will Scott, Luke Hayes
The latest AJ features building studies of three schools projects: Allies and Morrison’s van Hasselt Centre at Cranleigh School in Surrey; Northampton International Academy by Architecture Initiative; and a new building for Kingswood School in Bath by Stonewood Design. PLUS One year on, is the architecture apprenticeship scheme failing to open up the profession? And as PLP’s 22 Bishopsgate tower nears completion, founding ...
The new building for a private school in Surrey offers an unusual solution to a problem, implemented in a very precise manner, writes Fran Williams. Photography Nick Guttridge
The AJ can reveal the second set of finalists vying for this year’s ‘retrofit Oscars’. Today: the two housing categories, as well as school and health projects
The professional-standard facility at Channing School is equipped with rigging and lighting that can be operated by children
The RIBA is calling for architects to help bring architecture teaching into schools as it starts to roll out a nationwide educational drive
The Peckham Rye building is that rare thing in London, an entirely newly-built state school, writes Rob Wilson. Photography Anthony Coleman
The latest AJ focuses on schools, with building studies of Edinburgh’s Boroughmuir High School by Allan Murray Architects; and two schools in the London Borough of Southwark: Haverstock’s Belham Primary School and Cottrell & Vermeulen’s Bellenden Primary School. PLUS We meet Patricia Brown, the behind-the-scenes fixer with big ideas for London’s future; and we look back at a controversial RIBA presidential ...
School design cannot avoid being a political issue, says Paul Finch
Despite its restrictive canal-side site, this Edinburgh school building has an impressive clarity and airiness, says Calum Duncan. Photography Keith Hunter
Nick Baker scoops Kazakhstan school contestSubscription
Nick Baker Architects has won an international competition for a new £7.7 million addition to Haileybury’s satellite school in Astana, Kazakhstan
The £30 million Three Rivers Academy in Walton-on-Thames is described by the client as ’very much not a standard specification building’
Inspections have discovered 19 properties owned by City of Edinburgh Council with similar issues to those at the school where a wall collapsed in 2016
Patty Hopkins’ High-Tech Fleet Infants School in Hampshire (1985) and a plastic ‘bubble’ at Kennington Primary School in Preston (1974) designed by Lancashire County Council Architects’ Department have been handed Grade II listings
Public bodies need to reduce the gap between themselves and building design teams and to employ a clerk of works on construction projects, according to a Scottish parliamentary committee
Labour pledges £13bn to boost schools estateSubscription
Labour has pledged £13 billion to refurbish the country’s schools and build more to meet shortfalls
07.09.17: Three schoolsSubscription
The latest AJ focuses on three school schemes: in south Wales, Stride Treglown’s all-through Ysgol Bae Baglan takes pupils from nursery through to sixth form; Collective Architecture’s improvements to the confusingly named Toronto School in Scotland include a new gym hall; while Haverstock’s Alexandra Centre for special needs pupils rejuvenates part of Neave Brown’s Camden estate. PLUS we meet Ben Derbyshire who ...