What cathedral are you building?

I’ve been on a school trip to York these last few days. As you’ll know if you’ve been there, the Minster dominates the city. On a walk round the city walls, I was chatting with a 10-year old about the 250 years it took to build, from 1220 and 1472.…

Blending virtual and physical schools

Virtual education should not be “the end of school.” Rather, it is one great opportunity to re-imagine school. Please, don’t make your alternative to the boring classroom a bunch of kids sitting home alone.

SpeEdChange has written a wonderful, thought-provoking post on how schools could cope with “the future”.…

Brunelleschi’s Eggs

More from John Kay’s Obliquity:

“The Florentine cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore was intended to have the largest dome of any modern building. The problems for over a century was that no one knew how to build it. According to Vasari in his Lives of the Painters, Brunelleschi won the commission to complete the structure by challenging his rivals to stand an egg upright on a piece of marble.…

oobject » 12 unrecognizable before and after views of cities

Despite the appearance of permanence that historic buildings create, many if not most of the worlds famous cities have been almost entirely destroyed either by war, property speculation or Ayn Randian architects. They have been rebuilt, either as replicas (Warsaw) or even in the image of the culture that destroyed them (Hiroshima).

oobject » 12 unrecognizable before and after views of cities

Despite the appearance of permanence that historic buildings create, many if not most of the worlds famous cities have been almost entirely destroyed either by war, property speculation or Ayn Randian architects. They have been rebuilt, either as replicas (Warsaw) or even in the image of the culture that destroyed them (Hiroshima).

oobject » 12 unrecognizable before and after views of cities

Despite the appearance of permanence that historic buildings create, many if not most of the worlds famous cities have been almost entirely destroyed either by war, property speculation or Ayn Randian architects. They have been rebuilt, either as replicas (Warsaw) or even in the image of the culture that destroyed them (Hiroshima).

Open-plan school hearing problems

The acoustics of new schools will have to be improved after warnings that showcase open-plan designs make it difficult for children to hear.

Source: here