2013 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards Announced — from archdaily.com by Karissa Rosenfield

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New York Public Library, Hamilton Grange Teen Center; New York City / Rice+Lipka Architects © Michael Moran

 

James B. Hunt Jr. Library; Raleigh, North Carolina / Snøhetta and Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee © Mark Herboth

CEFPI Mayfield Project 2014

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A group of ten young professionals from backgrounds of architecture, design and education collaborate together in preparation for a year-long research program investigating educational design.

This is the Mayfield Project.

 

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  • Hard working environments for future education — from nbrspartners.net
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    McCrindle Research, a leading Sydney-based social researcher, organise an annual Education Future Forum. At this year’s Forum James Ward and Andrew Duffin of NBRS+PARTNERS presented a study into Future Place Learning Environments.

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Citrix Paris headquarters by Areq Sq

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Innovation alert: World’s first 3D printed canal house in Amsterdam — from freshome.com

 

3D printed canal hou Innovation Alert: Worlds First 3D Printed Canal House in Amsterdam

 

 

…and, as usual, technology itself can be used for good or bad…here’s the far less appealing side of the coin (at least to me):

 

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14-foot wall built out of 12,000 colorful pencils — from mymodernmet.com, highlighting the work of blackLAB Architects

 

 

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The future of libraries? In Japan, elevated study pods encourage conversation — from startup-dating.com by Yukari Mitsuhashi

 

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Classrooms of the Future

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This image gallery from Fielding Nair International, a group of architects working in education, shows lots of images from new and innovative schools around the world.

 

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Vitra School Brotorp Rosan Bosch Architects

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Google’s absolutely amazing & extraordinary office in Tel Aviv, Israel –from theultralinx.com by Oliur Rahman

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Thanks Oliur for a great portfolio of images/ideas!  Here are just a few examples of some very cool spaces that encourage learning, creativity, innovation, and collaboration:

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Architect constructs 3D cityscape paper sculptures — from mymodernmet.com posted by Katie Hosmer

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Heathfield Primary School by Holmes Miller — from karmatrendz

 

 

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Prinsessegade Kindergarden and Youth Center
Designed by COBE, NORD, and landscape architects PK3
Copenhagen, Denmark

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