Design -- International

Title Abstract Publication Date
1,000 Schools in Afghanistan: How Education Can Reshape a Country. Describes efforts to stabilize Afghanistan through rebuilding schools with federal grants and improving the status of women's education. Architecture professor Stanley Hallett discusses the... 03/31/2005
15 Cool High School, College and University Building Designs. Profiles 15 mostly avant-garde designs of high school and university buildings from around the world. Photographs accompany each description. 03/31/2009
2007 DesignShare Awards Program for Innovative Learning Environments. Winners of the 2007 DesignShare Awards Program highlighting innovative projects from around the world that are learner-centered, cost-efficient, and sustainable learning environments. Includes an... 08/31/2007
2008 Notable Projects: Dormitories. Profiles eight higher education dormitories, including project description, project team, and photographs. The projects are the University of Cincinnati, Recreation Center; Illinois Institute of... 06/30/2008
2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom. Presents over 300 school designs from teams made up of architects, students, and teachers, along with detail on the award winnders. The economical designs are intended developing and under-funded... 12/31/2008
21st Century Learning Environments. Presents innovative designs for schools and analyzes needs for schools of the future, drawing on material presented at the OECD Programme on Educational Building's 2004 conference in London. The... 12/31/2005
360 Degrees: Issue 15. Considers how young people can learn about sustainability from their built environment, and profiles the Dalton School, an eco-school in The Netherlands. 03/31/2008
360 Degrees: Issue 17. Focuses on innovative playground design, citing the Evergreen adventure playground in Hackney, east London, the Freemantle pavilion in Southampton, and German playgrounds created under the leadership... 09/30/2008
A Client's Guide to Sustainable Schools: A Draft for Development. Describes principles of sustainable design and provides guidance for owners formulating a program for sustainable building, communicating the benefits of sustainability, working with design... 12/31/2003
A Flexible School for Early Childhood Education in Italy. Profiles this flexible early childhood facility that accommodates children's development and the different ways they experience space, according to their age. The facility includes a nursery... 06/30/2008
A Guide to Existing Legislation, Regulations, Policy and Guidelines for School Boards, Alberta Infrastructure, Alberta Learning, Consultants and Others Involved in School Building Projects. Provides a reference to legislation, regulation, and policy regarding school building projects and maintenance programs. It represents the terms and conditions under which school boards may engage in... 09/30/2003
A Joint Academic/Public Library: Bringing the Mountain to Mohammed A joint-use academic/public library has been established by the University of Southern Queensland (Australia), in a partnership with the Hervey Bay City Council, to fulfill the school's... 03/08/1998
A Lofty Goal. Outlines the high standard of education in Zurich, Switzerland, focusing on the goals and policies of the system, and the large, quality spaces they devote to achieving them. 07/31/2007
A Meeting Place to Learn in Rural Iceland. Narrates the design process which produced a new upper school (ages 16-20) in rural Snaefellsnes, Iceland. A workshop involving all stakeholders and architects created a flexible, open plan, where... 01/31/2004
A New Creative Learning Centre at a Girls School in Australia. Describes Brisbane Girls Grammar School's new Creative Learning Centre, conceived to group arts studies which were previously scattered across the campus and to serve all students as a meeting... 04/30/2007
A Place to Learn: Lessons from Research on Learning Environments This report presents a comprehensive review of research on learning environments from multiple perspectives, broadly grouped as those that focus on the physical conditions, psychosocial environment... 12/31/2011
A Second Chance School in Hungary. Profiles the informal, flexible environment of Budapest's Belvarosi Tanoda, a school for students from difficult backgrounds who have typically dropped out of traditional schools. 12/31/2007
A Study of the Quality of Student Residential Facilities in Nigeria. Asseses the quality of student residences in some Nigerian universities, identifying positive and negative factors in an effort to plan modifications or build better facilities in the future. The... 06/30/2007
A Tasteful Collection. Describes the design of the Canadian Wine Library at the University of British Columbia, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on the architects, manufacturers/... 02/28/2003
A Visit to Three Parisian School Libraries. Presents brief site-visit reports of three Paris (France) public schools to study the planning and use of each school's library. Observations from an elementary, middle, and high school include... 09/30/1998
Act on the Educational Environment of Pupils and Students [Denmark] An act passed by the Danish government states that Pupils, students and other participants in the public and private education shall be entitled to a good educational environment in a way where the... 12/31/2000
Adolfo Ibanez University. Profiles this Chilean campus in the Andean foothills, whose terraced patios acknowledge the hilly landscape and whose airy interiors and natural landscaping complement the environment. 07/31/2008
Aesthetic Code in Early Childhood Classrooms: What Art Educators Can Learn from Reggio Emilia. This article compares the messages contained in the physical environments of early childhood classrooms in Reggio Emilia, Italy, with typical early childhood settings in Canada and the United States... 09/30/2001
After-Hours Use of Schools. Describes current practices for after-hours use of schools in selected European countries, Canada, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Among the practices include public use of school... 05/31/1999
Air Quality and Ventilation Rates in Schools in Poland - Requirements, Reality and Possible Improvements. Compares indoor air quality in classrooms in Poland with national and international standards. The evaluation is based on measurements in 28 classrooms in Warsaw. Both temperature and carbon dioxide... 12/31/2001