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Pinghe Bibliotheater: An ocean of knowledge for students

Part library, part theatre, Pinghe Bibliotheater by OPEN Architecture presents an ocean of knowledge for students of Qingpu Pinghe International School in Shanghai, China.

Designing for inclusivity: Key learnings for designing alternative flexible education schools

Research by Gray Puksand found that a sensitive, community-focussed approach was key to ensuring alternative flexible education schools best support students, Mark Freeman reports.

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Listen – Robert Puksand on turning 30 years young

Tune in to this podcast with Indesign editor Alice Blackwood and Gray Puksand’s founding partner, Robert Puksand.

The university building that blurs academia and practice boundaries

Blur and blend: the conventional boundaries between academia and practice are thoughtfully broken down in the University of Sydney’s Susan Wakil Health Building.

The colourful tiled exterior of Springvale Community Hub by Lyons Architecture

How masterful façades inspire us to engage with education precincts

Architectural expression influences the way we engage with our education precincts. Lyons and John Wardle Architects marry design vision and innovative façade solutions to great effect.

Why schools play a critical role in new suburbs

If schools are the glue of our communities, what are the ‘sticky’ elements every modern school must have? Mark van den Enden of Architectus breaks it down for us.

Minimal or maximal? The power of adaptability in education

Whether minimalist or maximalist, education design ultimately needs to be adaptable. Leanne Amodeo explores the power of flexibility in contemporary education spaces.

Grimshaw’s methodology for education urbanism

When education buildings are properly integrated into the urban fabric of cities, magic happens. Grimshaw puts the method around that magic.

The School of Design and Environment 1 is an exemplar of design for learning

Celebrating the diversity and excellence of primary through to tertiary schools, The Learning Space category in the INDE.Awards recognises that education design is paramount to educational success.

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Don’t underestimate the design potential of durable flooring

The trade-off between design versatility and performance is officially over in the world of durable flooring, thanks to these two Polyflor solutions.

“It’s about people and place” – education design in 2021

How can we design our schools to better support our people and enrich our sense of community? Indesign Editor, Alice Blackwood, talks education and urbanism in 2021.

Is Queensland the education design capital of Australia?

The AIA’s 2021 Queensland Architecture Awards winners demonstrate strong investment and innovation in educational design throughout the state.

Collaboration Station: ACU Mercy Building by ThomsonAdsett

Australian Catholic University’s Mercy Building, designed by ThomsonAdsett, is a perfect example of human-centred design for the built environment.

Our Latest Webinar ‘Educating Futures’ is on tomorrow!

With thousands of registrations across our series our next Webinar is on tomorrow!

The latest issue of Indesign is here, online and FREE!

At this moment when there is perhaps more opportunity to sit, relax and enjoy a little more reading time, the latest issue of Indesign is here and available FREE and online at Indesignlive.

Navigating practice: Branch Studio Architects

In just seven years, Branch Studio Architects has established a strong and resonant design ethos that has captured the loyalty of education and residential clients alike. But running a practice demands agility and foresight, as Branch has discovered first-hand.

Innovation in education at Penrith Public School

Students at the newly-upgraded Penrith Public School, Sydney now have the opportunity to be part of a multitude of innovative learning environments.

It has landed! Indesign #77 – The ‘Knowledge Economy’ issue

The latest issue of Indesign magazine is hitting the streets, and as our education special, #77 will look into the ‘knowledge economy’ and how today’s student-centred learning models have cannoned us into an era of non-traditional learning environments.

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Colour pops make a creative learning space by Christopher Elliott Design

Christopher Elliott Design utilised a vibrant palette and playful feel to transform an ageing heritage building into a youthful environment.

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“I call it a ‘cultural effect’. It is an abstract quality of the architecture”: Ben Van Berkel on the architecture of education

Ben Van Berkel of UNStudio is changing the way your children will learn. Discover how architecture has revolutionised knowledge sharing.

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