All posts filed under “Educational

Oita Library

OITA PREFECTURAL LIBRARY | Oita

LOCATION: 3-31 Niagemachi, Oita, Oita Prefecture 870-0046, Japan ARCHITECT: Arata Isozaki DATES: 1964-1966 NOTES: Now Oita Art Plaza. Oita Library has since relocated, but building has been thoughtfully converted by Arata Isozaki himself into an “art complex”––a unique circumstance for an architect to be able […]

Rarig Center

RARIG CENTER | Minneapolis

LOCATION: 330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ARCHITECT: Ralph Rapson DATES: 1972 Site Visit(s): Thurs Oct 2, 2014 ________________________________________

St John's Abbey Church

ST. JOHN’S ABBEY CHURCH | Collegeville

LOCATION: 2900 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, MN 56321 ARCHITECT: Marcel Breuer DATES: 1958-1961 NOTES: The Abbey Church was placed the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Site Visit: Tues Sept 30, 2014 _______________________________________ RELATED LINKS St John’s University Archives – St John’s Abbey Church St […]

Schule für Gestaltung

SCHULE FÜR GESTALTUNG | Basel

LOCATION: Vogelsangstrasse 15, 4058 Basel, Switzerland ARCHITECT: Hermann Baur, Hans Peter Baur, Franz Bräuning, Arthur Dürig DATES: 1956-1961 NOTES: The “School for Design” Site Visit: Weds Aug 13 2014 ____________________________________ Originally the school’s gymnasium, the elegant pleated roof now shelters the school’s dining hall. RELEVANT […]

Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie

INSTITUT FÜR HYGIENE UND MIKROBIOLOGIE | Berlin

LOCATION: Hindenburgdamm 27, Berlin, Germany ARCHITECT: Fehling & Gogel DATES: 1966-1974 NOTES: Site Visit: Weds Jul 23 2014 _____________________________ RELEVANT LINKS Architect Fehling & Gogel’s website with original drawings and photos (text in German)

Firminy Unité

UNITÉ D’HABITATION | Firminy

LOCATION: Rue de la Font du Loup, 42700 Firminy France ARCHITECT: Le Corbusier (with completion by André Wogenscky upon Le Corbusier’s death in 1965) DATES: 1964-1967 NOTES: Designated as a “Monument Historique” in 1993 Site Visit: Weds July 16 2014 ________________________________________ The last of the […]

Scarborough College

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH | Toronto

LOCATION: 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON, Canada ARCHITECT: John Andrews DATES: 1963-65 NOTES: Originally founded as Scarborough College, the campus was rapidly built – designed and constructed in a “Critical Path” fashion – which, according to John Andrews, contributed to concrete’s selection as the primary construction […]

UT Med Sci Building

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MEDICAL SCIENCES BUILDING | Toronto

LOCATION: 1 King’s College Cir, University of Toronto – St. George Campus, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8, Canada ARCHITECT: Peter Goering DATES: 1966-1969 NOTES: Building’s art budget was dedicated to precast panels on facade designed by artists Ted Bieler and Robert Downing. Site Visit: Fri May […]

UMass Dartmouth

UMASS DARTMOUTH | Dartmouth

LOCATION: 285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, MA 02747 United States ARCHITECT: Paul Rudolph // DesignLAB Architects (Claire T. Carney Library Renovation) DATES: 1964-1971 // 2013 NOTES: Originally constructed as Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute, the school became affiliated with University of Massachusetts in 1991.  The […]

Huntington Beach Library

HUNTINGTON BEACH CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY | Los Angeles

LOCATION: 7111 Talbert Avenue Huntington Beach, CA 92648 ARCHITECT: Richard and Dion Neutra DATES: 1975 NOTES: A rather mediocre addition was constructed in the mid-1990s which compromised the original entryway and enclosed the once-exterior dramatic circular stair. Some renovations were completed in 2007 which returned […]