Back to School: The Architecture of Higher Learning
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September has arrived and that signals the end of summer and beginning of the new school year. For a little fun learning before the tough stuff starts, follow along as we take a look back over five articles from the Dwell archives highlighting the evolution of dormitory design and how big name designers and the sustainability movement have contributed.
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- The factory-line model is out for student housing; in its place, thoughtful solutions for community living engender enthusiasm for higher education and respect for a greener future.
- Thrusting its sinuous brick curves towards the Charles River, Baker House is one of only two Alvar Aalto works on this side of the Atlantic.
- “How do you make a piece of architecture about architecture?” Mack Scogin asks.
- Edgeless School: Design for Learning is an exhibition currently on view at the Center for Architecture.
- In August 2008 I moved with my family to Laos for a year.
- There are many famous structures we associate with Le Corbusier (Chandigarh in India, Villa Savoye in France, the United Nations headquarters in New York), the Saddam Hussein Sports Complex in…
- Magnet schools are nothing new to the arts and sciences, but Miami's DASH looks to give high schoolers a head start in design.
- Dwell tours the first Bauhaus campus built by Henry Van de Velde in 1907 to learn more about Walter Gropius's ideology behind the modern design school.